Minimalist Yarn Ornament

I’m very pleased to be sharing this project with you on Sara’s lovely blog! My name is Evie – I’m a graphic designer turned maker of things, and mother of 2 little boys. I love creating art from simple materials, many of which I share on my blog. The modern simplicity of this ornament is so versatile, you can dress it up any way you like. Me? I like it plain jane. But you can add felt embellishments, lace, fabric or just about anything that suits you. They are so quick and easy to make, you’ll want to adorn your whole tree!

Here is what you need: Chunky yarn (I used wool-ease thick and quick in fisherman), 18 gauge wire, wire cutters, cylindrical object

Step 1: Taking your wire, wrap it around a circular object the same size as you want your finished ornament. Wrap it around twice so the ends will overlap and then snip using wire cutters.

Step 2: Cut a long length of yarn and create a small ball with it.

Step 3: Begin by making a knot with your yarn in the area where the ends of the wire overlap. Keeping your working yarn on the left side of the wire circle, wrap the yarn ball around to the right side and go through the loop (see image) making a knot. I’ve you’ve ever made these type of friendship bracelets, it’s the same method.

Step 4: Continuing in this method, go around the entire wire circle. When you get towards where you began, start working in your tail. Once you’ve completed the entire circle, leave a length of yarn so you can create a loop and then hot glue it down.

For my beaded variation, I simply took a length of string and began “sewing” beads randomly onto the ornament. I love how this turned out and I hope you will give it a try! Thank you for having me Sara, and happy holidays to all.

2 Comments
  1. How adorable! Last year we went without a Christmas tree because we left all the ornaments in the States. But this year I am determined to make ornaments and have a Victorian-inspired decorated tree and your tutorial will come in handy! Thank you!

  2. I love this! This year I'm on a very strict budget for family gifts. I've been taking a crochet class but there are only so many scarves and hats I can make lol. So this is a great little gift I can make with some green yarn and tie some red ribbon bows on it for a cute ornament! Thanks so much for sharing :)

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