The most festive time of year is upon us! Stores are already decking their halls and trimming their trees. Seemed like over Halloween Eve my favourite pumpkin spice latte was replaced by the equally tasty eggnog latte. Time to get warm and cozy my friends, and you know what that means….Christmas decorating, my fav! Rustic wools, and cozy patterns will adorn my home this holiday season, but it doesn’t come cheap. But not to worry, Car has found you a solution to achieve that rustic holiday decor you so crave, DIY knit Christmas balls (FYI: keep away from your kitty, classic mistake!)
What you’ll need
– solid colour Christmas ball (I used a clear ball to add some iridescence to the look)
-hot glue gun
-wool yarn (you pick the colour!)
Remove top of Christmas ball, the hook part.
Place a small dot of hot glue along the neck of the Christmas ball and put the beginning cut edge of the yarn in the glue to attach. ***DO NOT pre-cut the yarn, you will be attaching the yarn as one big piece, cutting the yarn is the last step, once we are finished. Simply add the yarn on the ball by pulling from the batch.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the ball. You can choose to wrap the yarn the same way around the ball the whole time or switch up the direction to create a more authentic yarn ball look. As you wrap the yarn around the ball, tack the yarn to ball at various stages of wrap to ensure it stays on the ball. Tack the yarn by placing a small dab of hot glue.
If you are choosing to wrap the yarn various directions, tack the yarn at the point of turn. Continue to wrap yarn in the new direction. Once you achieved your desired look, cut yarn and tack cut edge to Christmas ball to secure yarn on ball. Place top of Christmas ball (the hook) back on top of the ball.
Cut twine to desired hanging length. Cut two pieces at same length. Thread through hook on top of the Christmas ball and tie (the double twine is for extra strength and it’s adds some interest to the hook).
Well done team! You’re finished! I left my ball not fully covered with wool, totally up to you, there are so many different variations of design, you choose, let your creativity shine through!