|homemade yarn candy cane|
red and white thick yarn (LionBrand from Walmart for under $3 each roll)
one wire hanger (will make 3-4 candy canes)
With tin snips cut the wire in 3-4 straight pieces about 6-7" long. Bend one end of each piece to resemble a candy cane. Then tie red a white yarn together and hot glue to the straight end of the wire. Twist your yarn (red and white together) around the wire, using small amounts of hot glue. Once finished, just tie another knot and hot glue to secure. As I said above, I had to do hot gluing for my kids. With the younger kids you could just use pipe cleaners as shown here.
|homemade yarn and Styrofoam ball ornament|
For the yarn ball ornament (above) we used Styrofoam ball, red and white yarn, and hot glue.
Tacky Glue instead of hot glue.
Next craft is a yarn ball without any Styrofoam (see the photo below).
|red yarn ball homemade ornament|
For this craft we used red yarn and twine (to make two separate balls). Instead of yarn or twine, I think one could use cord, string or even jute. For the excellent tutorial, go to this website.
|homemade twine ball, DIY moss ball|