Crochet Yarn Balls Tutorial
This Crochet Yarn Balls tutorial will show you just what can you do with all the little bits and pieces of yarn you have left over from larger projects. If you are like us, you don’t like to throw any of that precious yarn away, but finding a way to use it creatively can be a challenge.
We have an interesting craft idea for you today. No crochet involved, but decorative none the less.
How about making some of these decorative yarn spheres like you see in high end home decor stores? You can make them in your favorite colors, perhaps to match that rug or throw you just finished.
You can even make them in red, green or gold for the festive season and hang them from your tree, or make a hanging garland. Or use pretty pastels for a Spring or Easter decoration. Or reds and pinks for Valentines.
Red, white and blue for 4th July. You get the idea – an easy way to add a splash of seasonal color to your home decor, or for a party. For more yarn projects, check out our How to Make a Tassels with Yarn tutorial.
Yarn Balls Materials Needed:
- Left over pieces of yarn
- small balloons
- mod podge
- Bowl & Spoon,
- Newspaper or other protective layer for workspace
For more craft décor projects you would definitely love to add in your home, check out How to Make an Origami Crane and DIY Wood Slice Photo Transfer.
How To Make Decorative Halloween Pumpkin Yarn Balls
Halloween is fast approaching and it’s time to start planning those parties, if you haven’t already. First thing is first, you’re going to need some Halloween decorations. We recommend having a crack at these easy yet effective DIY Yarn Balls.
They are super simple to make and you can place an array of them around the house for that Halloween look. Place a few on your entrance cabinet, your mantelpiece, the kitchen bench, and even scattered around the front door or on the porch.
You can have them piled on the floor, sitting on benches or even hanging up above your party guests heads. However you decide to use them, you will need to start with a few materials.
Materials For the Halloween Pumpkin Yarn Balls
- 21 pieces of orange yarn, cut to 36 inch lengths
- 2 ounces of regular white school glue
- 1 balloon (12 inch size), blown up half full
- 1 brown pipe cleaner and 1 green pipe cleaner
These measurements each make one yarn ball. So if you want to make 5, for instance, times these amounts by 5.
More info on yarns: How Many Yards in a Skein of Yarn
Getting Started On The Pumpkin Yarn Balls
Completing this craft is quite simple. You will need to blow up the balloon half full. Then dip the pieces of yarn in the glue and wrap it around the balloon. Once it is dry you will pop the balloon and be left with an orange yarn ball. Then you use the pip cleaners to decorate.
For full instructions please click on the link below. We are sure that these pumpkin yarn balls will impress.
Looking for other Halloween crafts? This Ghost Lollipops for Trick or Treaters will surely do the job.
Happy Halloween Crafting!