Wandering through crafty threads can be dangerous. You think you’re just relaxing with a nice cup of tea in your jammies, but what you’re really doing is setting yourself up for a project. Case in point – a couple of weeks ago here I am looking at pretty Christmas crafty stuff. Just blowing off some time, no real mission to accomplish. I don’t even know how I got to this site, but all of a sudden, I see this. I had seen the yarn ball wreaths at Starbucks last year, but not in time to make one of my own. This year, there is time! So I immediately send the link over to partner-in-crime Sarah, and before you can say “hot glue” my table is covered with yarn, styrofoam balls, glue and wreath forms.
As happens with these things wrapping all of those styrofoam balls took more time – and more yarn – than we expected.
Still, by the next afternoon they were all done.
Now, I’m not going to write up a tutorial, as there are lots of those around if you take 2 seconds to look. But here is what we learned:
1. Good way to use up all that weird yarn you don’t know what to do with – but make sure you have LOTS.
2. Slippery yarn – like Bernat Satin, or Red Heart Soft is really hard to wrap and needs lots of glue. If you have something else, use it.
3. Hot glue burns. Yeah, you’d think we’d know that by now.