Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Yarn Christmas Tree DIY

Bring out the garland, play those Christmas carols and of course do all those totally awesome holiday DIYs! Thanks to the most wonderful Pinterest, there are so many ideas to simply, yet elegantly spruce up the house for the Christmas season. A little while ago, I had seen yarn-trees and committed to recreating them. I am so happy with the way they turned out!

All you need are a few basic materials, an hour or so of time and the will to get your hands gooey and sticky!

Materials:
Yarn (color of your choosing)
2 bottles of Elmer's Glue
1 Tablespoons Cornstarch
4 Tablespoons water
Plastic Wrap
Different sheets of sturdy paper
Newspapers to cover your work area
A bowl to mix ingredients

All the materials. I rolled the sturdy pieces of paper into cone shapes. At the store, styrofoam cones were from 5.00-10.00 which just seemed too much to spend, so I rolled paper instead.


Cover your workspace with the newspapers and pour both bottles of glue into the bowl.


Pour the 4 tablespoons of water in and mix the water and glue together.


Measure out and mix in cornstarch.


Combine the ingredients together.


Cut off a large length of yarn and soak it in the glue mixture.

Cover each paper cone with the plastic wrap so that the glue-coated yarn won't stick to the paper.


Begin wrapping the yarn in a criss-cross fashion and as you go, pinch the yarn between your fingers to rid it of excess glue mixture. 

Tuck the ends into the other strands of yarn when you have used up all the yarn.

Allow the yarn trees to dry 24 hours or until they no longer feel wet.

Remove the paper cones and then the plastic wrap. Oh and when you come over, please take some of the delicious white chocolate M&M's. They are so delicious, I am in danger of eating them all! 

You can glue on little pearls or glittery ornaments to add a little extra pop.

Merry DIY Christmas! :)














8 comments:

  1. I tried this last year but the directions were way more complicated and they didn't turn out well. I love them, though, so I'll try this one! Woohoo!

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    1. I'm so glad you like them! :D I had to adapt several "recipes", for that very reason, they were SO complicated! But this one worked and it was easy! Win, win! Haha! :)

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  2. These look so great! I think I'm going to have to go ahead and try to make one next weekend! =]

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    1. They're really simple, a little sticky, gooey, and can get messy, but really easy to make:) I want to see how yours turn out!!

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    1. I love the way they turned out! :D They're so easy! I want to see them if you make them!!

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  4. Holy crap! That's amazing. I know what I'm doing at work tomorrow... ;) Haha! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It can be a little bit messy, so I hope you work somewhere that's ok with gluey goopy-ness! :D

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