I'll start by admitting that I have a bit of a yarn obsession - or is it an addiction? When I spotted some yarn I loved at Michael's back in September, I immediately knew what I wanted to do with it.
For this project, I used foam cones in 3 different sizes and this wonderfully thick Bernat Blanket BIG yarn. (NOT Bernat Blanket yarn - but Bernat Blanket BIG yarn!)
Here's how the size compares to a Sharpie marker.
The color name is Vintage - a creamy white. (It's about $10/skein.)
I used my hot glue gun on the low setting to attach the yarn to the cone - starting at the bottom.
I glued and wound it tightly around the cone - making sure the foam didn't show through the rows.
I wound the yarn all the way to the top - gluing as I went - and completely covered the top tip of the cone. Now for an ornament to top it off. I found these at Walmart.
They came with little gold threads through the loops for hanging. I clipped off the thread and attached the snowflake ornament to the top of my tree with a dab of hot glue - loop side down - pushing the loop of the ornament down into the yarn.
One tree down - two to go.
Three easy trees - each with an ornament in a different color.
I could have used some metallic thread, sequins or thin ribbon for more embellishment, but I wanted this delicious yarn to be the star of the show. Sort of looks like frosting, doesn't it?
I'm crazy about the texture.
I won't do my Christmas decorating until after Thanksgiving, so I'll show you where I'll use them in December. I have plans for the remaining yarn.
(Update: You can see what I did with the rest of the skein by clicking here.)
Just my kind of project:
Update: I've heard that it's not always easy to find the Bernat Blanket BIG yarn at Michael's. As an alternative, I would suggest getting the Bernat Blanket yarn instead. It's not as chunky, but it's still a chenille yarn, so the look would be similar.
All is well in the Keweenaw.