Sunday, March 27, 2011

Take 9: Yarn Ball Earrings

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As I was wrapping up some yarn balls for decorations around the house, I had a sudden a-ha! moment.  For those true yarn lovers out there, you may want to wear your yarn balls, too. So it's a good thing I took pictures.

You'll need:
Wooden beads - your choice of size (2)
Seed beads or slightly larger - to match your yarn (2)
Hot glue gun
Earring hooks
Head pins (2) (eye pins would work better)

Cut a strand of yarn and glue it to your wooden bead.

Wrap, wrap, wrap, like a ball of yarn.

Put the small bead on the head pin.  
(a note:  Depending on the size of the hole in the wooden bead, you may not need this.  That small bead is to keep the head pin in the wooden bead, because the hole is too large.)

Fish around amid the yarn until you find the hole in the wooden bead.

Stick the head pin all the way through the hole and push the small bead as far as it'll go.

Take a short strand of yarn and dab some hot glue on one end.

Glue it to the yarn ball, at the base of the head pin.

Wrap the yarn strand up the head pin, loosely.  Dab some hot glue toward the end of the head pin, and wrap the yarn up to that point, leaving a little bit of the pin uncovered.

Place the earring hook on the head pin.

Bend the end of the head pin around forming a loop around the earring hook to keep it in place.

And there you have it!

I like the idea of wearing balls of yarn, though I think this series has made me a bit yarn obsessed.  I'm working on a new version of these that look a little more loose and relaxed - more of a messy ball, I guess. 

I may be gravitating towards that look because a certain 15 month old and a certain 3 year old like to play with yarn balls.  I use real life for inspiration.

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Michelle L. said...

Too cute! I love them in white and yellow!

lisbonlioness said...

All this needs is some miniature knitting needles :D Love the look, thanks for the inspiration!

Katrina @ Pics, Pages & Purls said...

LOVE!!! I'm saving this to do at a later date!!! New follower from Mandipidy!

Yolanda @ Miss Refashionista said...

I love this, Great Idea!!

B said...

Hello! I saw you over at One Pretty Thing and I had to check these out! I love them , they're so darling and cute!

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Lisa said...

This is such a good idea! So cute

Robin Ange said...

I love all things mini. If C1 had pierced ears I would so make these for her.

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