Holiday Yarn Crafts
These simple and adorable holiday yarn crafts are perfect for creating with your little ones. I have been making yarn dolls since I was a little girl. My Mother and I would make them using scraps of yarn. They are a sweet addition to your holiday decorations, added to your tree and tied to gifts.
These little Christmas hats are meant to be used as bottle toppers. A whimsical way to add a little Christmas cheer to an unopened bottle of wine or a bottle of infused olive oil. Perfect when you present it as a hostess gift or just place it on your holiday table or buffet. Unfortunately I didn’t have any wine and I buy olive oil in very large bottles. So I popped it on the top of a perfume bottle. You can tie them on gifts and add them to your Christmas tree too.
angel wing template click here
Holiday Yarn Craft Wine Bottle Topper
empty toilet tissue roll
Lets Make It! Cut a piece of card stock to measure 4 x 6. Cut out the angel wings from the remaining card stock.
Place the yarn on the card holding down one end at the bottom of the card. Begin to wrap until the card is full of yarn, do not wrap to tightly.
Cut a piece of yarn from the skein about 10 inches long and slide it trough the top of the yarn on the card
Tie a knot and remove it from the card. Smooth the yarn down. Cut another piece of yarn from the skein about 10 inches long and tie it with a knot about an inch down from the top to create the head. Carefully remove from the card. Once again, place yarn on the card holding down one end at the bottom of the card. Begin to wrap until the card is half full of yarn, do not wrap to tightly, this is for the arms. Cut two pieces of yarn from the skein both about 10 inches long . Tie a knot about half in on both ends. to create the hands.
Cut through the bottom of the looped yarn and trim to create the skirt of the angels gown. Attach the wings to the yarn angel by sewing ( or gluing.) at the center just below the head. cut a thin strip of paper from your scraps of card stock and create a circle ( use a little bit of tape) to use as the halo. Slip it over the yarn ties at the top of the angel head. Taa daa!
Cut a slice ( cardboard ring) from the toilet tissue roll about 1/2 inch wide. Cut about 40 pieces of yarn from the skein each about 10 inches long.
Fold a piece of yarn in half and slip it through the cardboard ring. Pull down both ends through the yarn loop and tighten ( not to tight) continue adding more yarn working slowly around the loop until it is completely covered ( make sure no cardboard is showing).
When you have covered the entire ring with yarn,smooth the yarn out towards the top. Cut a piece of 10 inch yarn from the skein and tie a knot about 1 1/2 inches from the bottom of the hat ring. Using scissors trim the excess yarn to form a fluffy pom pom. Taa daa, again!
I hope you will enjoy making these holiday yarn crafts .it may be something fun to do when the young ones are on Thanksgiving holiday. perhaps it will help you avoid hearing those dreaded words,” we’re bored” giggle
Will you give these easy family friendly crafts a try?
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