It all started with this:
Photo Credit: Country Living
After browsing the most recent Country Living and seeing the yarn flowers above,
I wanted to make some!
I don't have the fancy pom pom maker they suggest - a piece of cardboard works for me! And, I already had the red and white yarn - so a skein of pink was added and I was ready to go!
After flowers were made ~ I was just really loving the three colors together and seeing a few other bare spots that could use some Valentine color!
I remembered two lonely styrofoam balls on my dryer that needed a home. And, the yarn ball idea was born! Why did I never think to wind some balls of yarn in seasonal colors and stack in a jar or basket?! An inexpensive and really easy touch!
If you have styrofoam balls - great, but if not - you can easily wind the balls from scratch.
In fact, I like the varying sizes of just winding your own!
I took one pink one and tied a piece of baker's twine and made a tag: love.
Just for fun!
Leftover skeins of yarn look cute in a tray with a couple of flowers, a little heart and why not a yarn ball up on a pedestal?!
Yarn strikes me as a great January and February material to make things out of!
It adds a warm look, creates a cozy feel and brings yummy texture!