Festive Yarn Wrapped Ornaments Tutorial

Spice up your Christmas Tree this year with a few unexpected and modern Yarn Wrapped Ornaments! The no-needle decorations are an unbelievably easy way to use up leftover skeins and decorate your home with something you love – yarn! Get creative with your color combinations, patterns and ribbon for a unique twist on the classic holiday ornament. Take a look at our Cozy Cabin lookbook for yarn inspiration in modern holiday shades and interesting textures.

Follow along with these step-by-step instructions to find out how to do this yourself.

What you’ll need:

  • Styrofoam balls
  • Hot glue gun
  • Assorted ribbon
  • Assorted yarn
  • Scissors

Step 1

  • It’s good to have a rough idea of the pattern you want on each ball before you start so you don’t get stumped half way through.
  • Pick a styrofoam ball and the desired yarn, and glue the yarn down to anchor it.

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Step 2

  • Start coiling the yarn around the styrofoam ball, gluing as you go to keep the yarn in place.

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Step 3

  • When you are ready to switch colors, cut the yarn and glue the tail securely in place.

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Step 4

  • Now’s the time to get creative! Pick up your second color and continue spiraling around the styrofoam ball.
  • Repeat the process to add multiple stripes.

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Step 5

  • When your entire styrofoam ball is covered with yarn, cut the strand and glue it down to anchor.
  • Clean up any excess glue.

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Step 6

  • Cut a piece of ribbon approximately 12 inches long.
  • Glue the center of the ribbon to the top of your ornament.
  • Once dry, tie the ribbon into a bow or a knot
  • And your done! Take a look at some variations of yarn wrapped ornaments we made below for more inspiration

  • Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

    Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

    Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

    Yarn Wrapped Ornaments

    Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from the Yarnspirations team!

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