Add a warm and cozy touch to your front door with a handmade yarn ball wreath. You'll need: skeins of yarn in 3 to 5 different shades of the same color; hot glue gun; hot glue sticks; foam spheres in three different sizes; wire wreath form; scissors.
Wrap yarn until you have created the level of thickness you would like to achieve with your tassel. This will vary depending on the type of yarn you are using. When you’ve finished wrapping, cut the yarn evenly with the bottom of your cardboard.
Here's a fun holiday decoration the kids will love helping you craft. Just glue yarn to inexpensive foam topiary forms then add buttons in assorted colors and sizes. Make your own with our step-by-step instructions and check out 40 more holiday kids' crafts.
Keep your tone-on-tone mantel from falling flat by introducing an element of texture. An excellent way to do this is with DIY yarn spheres. Pick up foam spheres from the craft store, then wrap twine or yarn around them, securing random strands in place with glue. Once the entire sphere is covered, cut the strand to size and conceal it along the bottom. Tip: Keep away from cats.
Cover inexpensive foam balls with yarn to create a rustic Christmas ornament the kids can hang on the tree or use to top wrapped gifts. Choose traditional wool or synthetic yarn for a smooth look or get creative by wrapping the balls with fun, novelty yarns with fluffy, faux-fur textures or variegated colors.