It wasn’t 1970-something, but it was 2004. I remember that being a big year for me. I was married, and I moved. But I also know for a fact that one thing I didn’t have back then was a digital camera. We were still rollin’ the film and negatives. So when someone gifted me a set of dated ornaments, I never could find a perfect picture for them. After all, PicMonkey doesn’t do negatives. Did PicMonkey even exist in 2004? I had forgotten about the ornaments until one of my boys discovered them in the back of a drawer. Isn’t it funny how kids can loose things that you need yet find things that you have absolutely no use for?
I stood staring at one of the ornaments for a few minutes. I hate to throw anything like that away, but I knew I would never find a photo in the ol’ archives to use in it. Surely there had to be some way to re-purpose the ornament and cover up the date, right? Yep! Yarn lovers will find it no surprise that yarn came to my rescue! I transformed my literally outdated ornament into a Yarn Wrapped Ornament fit for our tree. This is also a quick and easy yarn wrapping project that can use up yarn scraps.
- White yarn- I’m using Caron worsted weight.
- Hot glue and hot glue gun
- Circular ornament with glass removed (if appicable)
- Metallic colored stars- I used my Cricut and Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge to cut out stars from metallic card stock.
Begin by using the hot glue gun to secure the end of the yarn to the back of the ornament. Cut off a long string of yarn. Wrap the yarn around the ornament until meeting the beginning.
Use the metallic colored stars to cover up the “bald” spot at the top where the ornament hanger is. Strategically hot glue stars over the whole ornament. Be careful when using the hot glue on the white yarn. Make sure that it’s only applied to the card stock and not bare yarn as it could cause discoloration.
Are you making ornaments for your tree this year? Does your tree have a “theme?”
Want to use up more yarn scraps? Check out these projects, too!