I would consider myself a “lighter” crocheter and knitter. As in, I have done both in the past, and I could probably follow a simple pattern if I pulled my book out, but I don’t knit or crochet every day. I wish that I had more time to devote to it, but I’m fortunate to have several friends who are yarn lovers! They keep me up to date on all the crochet trends. Recently, I sent one of my yarn loving friends a care package. I purchased her a few crochet related items, but I also wanted to include a few handmade pieces. I knew that I could never crochet something as great as she could, but I still wanted to make her something with yarn. So I created these Yarn Ball Earrings. They are a simple glue and go jewelry project that anyone can make. Use up yarn scraps with these earrings, too!
Supplies (includes affiliate links):
- 1 pony bead for each earring – I use pony beads from CraftProjectIdeas.com
- Yarn in desired color
- 1 Flat earring post for each earring
- Hot glue gun and hot glue
Begin by tying the end of the yarn around the pony bead through the middle.
Snip the end and insert it through the pony bead middle, using hot glue to secure it in place.
Begin wrapping the yarn around the entire bead, wrapping three times before changing direction. If having difficulty with the yarn staying in place, use a dot of hot glue to secure it. Try to use the hot glue under the yarn so that it doesn’t show on the outside.
Continue wrapping until the yarn ball is the desired size and the bead is covered.
Check to make sure the yarn ball shape is satisfactory. It may take a few times of wrapping before getting something that you’re happy with! Use hot glue to secure the end at the back of the yarn ball.
Glue the post to the back of the yarn ball.
Repeat the process again to make a matching earring. The second one always takes me longer than the first because I’m trying to make it as close of a match as possible.
Come back next week for the matching Yarn Ball Pendant Tutorial!
I hope you enjoy the projects and tutorials from my website. Please note that they are for personal use only and are not to be used for making items to sell.