First things first - I am happy to announce that the winner of the Bridget&Lucy Giveaway is...(chosen by Random.org) Heather(asmusacres)!!!
She uploaded 6 projects to the Flickr pool!! Busy girl! You can see them here. Thanks so much to everyone who entered - hopefully we can do another one soon. So Heather send me your address via email and I will get your prize shipped!
Now, onto the project for the day.
This is an ornament I created that was inspired by several sources. First place was here - felted dryer balls. Then I was browsing Anthro and saw this ornament:
You will need:
Step 1: Make a whole bunch of small yarn balls and felt them as shown here. I made 18 yarn balls then got really tired of doing that so I cut off some pom pom trim and added those for filler :) The Anthropologie ornament has yarn balls all of the same size, but I didn't have the patience to do that - so mine is a little funky, but I like it that way.
Step 2: Prepare the base of your ornament. What did I use? A plastic Easter egg.
Cut a small piece of yarn and thread it through the tiny holes in the top of egg (most of them have these).
Tie a knot on the inside of the egg. This is how you will hang the ornament. Close the egg and now you are ready to start gluing!
Step 3: Using a hot glue gun, glue the yarn balls all over the egg in whatever pattern makes you happy.
Hang it on your tree, or use it to decorate the outside of a gift!