So we managed to get the bulk of the Christmas decorations unpacked and set up this weekend. Okay, really it was more like Andy unpacked and I set up while he played Arkham City, but essentially the result it the same. While i’m not the kind of person that has to have a perfectly executed themed tree every year, I still don’t like to do the same thing twice. With our accounts still recovering for the wedding and us trying to keep our savings completely reserved for the potential closing costs (more on that later), I’ve been trying to find some alternative options for displaying our Christmas cheer. So this week I am going to share some of the great DIY that I’ve been itching to try.
Supplies for Yarn Garland:
• a friend
• a few balls of yarn
Step 1. Stand 5 feet away from your friend with yarn ball in hand, and hold on tight to the end strand of the yarn. Toss the yarn to your friend and pull both your ends so the length between you is taut. Have your friend hold on to their end and throw the ball back to you. Repeat these steps until you have10-20 tight strands between the two of you. Cut the end of your yarn to cut it away from the yarn ball.
Step 2. Still holding the string tight between the two of you, both of you should begin twisting the string in opposite directions until it is twisted tight. Be sure to not let go of your ends.
*If you’re anything like me, the chances of catching the yarn ball being tossed aren’t very good. I’d suggest sitting on the floor in do a combination roll/toss across the floor to your helper.
Walk towards one another, so that the two ends of yarn meet in the middle. They naturally will twist in the middle to create a neat braided look. Take a small piece of yarn and tie a tight knot around the combined ends so the twisting doesn’t come undone.
Make more of these in varying colors, widths and lengths and drape them on tables, behind chairs, around your Christmas tree and across your fireplace mantle.
With my one of my besties, Stefanie, in town I am definitely adding this to our Christmas “to do” list.
Original DIY and photos from here.