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Easter Inspired Yarn Ball & Twig Garland

This Easter Inspired Yarn Ball & Twig Garland is a pretty addition to your mantel!  Made with pretty pastel yarn balls, twigs and bird houses, this is a festive and fun project!

Easter is in the air (oh, and snow too, but I guess that’s spring in Canada!  Arg.)!  And it is softly creeping into my home decorating!

A while back I made a Valentines Yarn Ball Garland, that seemed to be a hit with some folks, so I thought I’d give this project another shot, but with an Easter inspiration! I adore twigs, yarn balls, pastel colours, birdhouses and eggs, and what better way is there than to tie them all together into one project!

How to Make an Easter Inspired Yarn Ball & Twig Garland!

 

Supplies for your Easter Inspired Yarn Ball & Twig Garland

  • yarn:  I used 2 different colours
  • styrofoam balls:  I used 3 different sizes (8 large, 6 medium, 5 small)
  • twigs:  mine are all about 2-3 feet long.  Have enough for the base, and a few extra to tuck in at the end.
  • embellishments:  I used tiny bird houses and easter eggs that I bought at Michaels.
  • twine
  • scissors
  • glue gun

How to Make an Easter Inspired Yarn Ball & Twig Garland!

1.  First, wrap the yarn balls.  Wrap, wrap wrap.  Secure with glue.
2.  Then I made some pompoms (5).  I make these really rough and quick:

How to Make a Pom Poms:

 Wrap the yarn around 2 fingers until you get a good amount of yarn (about 60 times).
Snip the yarn from the yarn ball, then carefully slide the chunk off of your fingers. Then run a piece of yarn through the centre of the bunch.  Pull tight, and tie a knot.


Cut the outer edges of the bunch all the way around.

And then you have a cute little pompom!

3.  Next line up the twigs to make your base.   I lined them up the length I wanted my garland to span,  which was the approximate length of my fireplace mantle (about 6 feet). Remember to keep some extra twigs for tucking in after all the balls & stuff are attached.

 

4.  Secure your base of twigs using what ever you wish.  I just used twine and knotted it into bows. I tied them around the bunch of twigs, about every foot or so, to keep them all together.

 

5.  Now it’s time for the fun stuff, putting it all together! I find the best way to get started doing this, is to line up all your balls, pompoms and embellishments, along your base, approximately where you want them.

6.  Using my glue gun, (and for the first time ever, I did not burn myself!!) I secured the biggest yarn balls on first, then went from there.  I put all the balls on, then the eggs, then the birdhouses, and filled in spaces with the pompoms.

7.  You are almost done!  Once everything is glued on, step back and look for gaps. Fill er’ up with your extra twigs – this makes it look so rustic and spring-y!  Especially if you are lucky enough to have pussy willows right now!  We however do not, but these twigs are perfect – homegrown and brought specially to me by my mom!

Voila, you are done!

A view of the garland on my mantle.

 

Love how rustic and soft it looks!

 

A close up!  
I wrapped the yarn balls 2 different ways – one randomly, and the other a little more precise.

 

Aren’t the little eggs and bird houses so cute!

 

Then for extra fun, I tucked in these little cutie-pie chicks!  Seriously so cute!

 

HOPE YOU LIKE IT!

 

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44 Comments

  1. Oh my gosh, I LOVE this!!!! I desperately need a mantel…*sigh* Lol. This is adorable. Thanks for sharing! I am definitely going to make one of these!

    Gretchen @ The Proverbs Thirty-HUH?! Woman
    proverbsthirtyhuh.blogspot.com

  2. I love that! It is beautiful and fun! You are an inspiration, for sure! Now *I* want to make a display like this! Thanks so much for the tutorial.

  3. Hi! I’m visiting from Tip Junkie. Your yarn art is beautiful. I remember my mom making puffs but they weren’t as pretty as yours. I love your mantel piece decorations. So original.

    Marilyn

  4. I sure do “like” it, no I love it! I remember featuring your Valentine one on A Crafty Soiree, I think – although I wouldn’t have thought it possible, that I like this one even more!

  5. Wow, it is sooooo pretty! I need some more color in my house, the yarn balls are something to keep in mind. Michaels has yarn on sale today. Atlantic Canada got another load of snow yesterday, 10 cm and we are in for more today :o(.

  6. I love your home, and the “decorating” you do for different events through the year. In Aussie people don’t do all that kind of stuff but I am going to as you’ve inspired me. I particularly love your Easter mantle garland so will do that one. Don’t have a mantle but am sure I’ll find somewhere for it! Oh, and I love your coffee table that can be decorated for different seasons. I think there is one similar at Ikea. 🙂

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