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Craft Tutorial – Rug Yarn Tree Ornaments

These darling little trees are very easy to make & are made very quickly with precut rug yarn.

Yarn Tree Ornaments

 

Materials:

  • Pre Cut Rug Yarn
  • Wire
  • Corrugated Cardboard
  • Glue

 

Rug Yarn Tree Tutorial Steps 1 - 3

 

Instructions:

  1. Fold a length of wire in half. I am using 20 gauge, 18” wire. Pipe cleaners also work well for this. Lay your precut yarn inside the folded wire, doing your best to center the strips. I am using a packet of Chartreuse Caron Rug Yarn.
  2. Pinch the wire together at the fold & leave a small loop so you can insert wire or thread later for hanging. At the other end, twist the 2 ends of wire together.
  3. Hold the top of tree in one hand & the bottom in the other. Now twist!
  4. Now it’s time to make your trunk. Roll the cardboard into a tube leaving a hole large enough for the wire to slip into. Secure with glue (hot glue works best here).
  5. Put some glue inside your tube.
  6. Slide tube over wire.

 

Rug Yarn Tree Tutorial Steps 4 - 6

 

Just add some pretty string & hang!

Chartreuse Caron Rug Yarn Tree

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The Sea Captains

The Sea Captains

These fetching fellas are two of my favorite embroidered artworks. The blue-eyed gentleman on the left is a reproduction in needlepoint of a painting of a Dutch lifeboat captain by the name, Dorus Rijkers. In his lifetime, Rijkers saved hundreds of people from drowning.

The Fisherman needlepoint

Captain Rijkers is stitched from a vintage WonderArt kit titled “The Fisherman”

Man Of The Sea crewel

The monochrome embroidery is titled “Man Of The Sea”; and was stitched from a crewel kit made in the 70s by Paragon.

 

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Plant Markers – Repurposing Knitting Needles

Knitting needles that have lost their mates make excellent plant markers. I use these giant needles to mark plants while I am weeding a new bed.

Plant Markers

Eventually, I think I will be creating a border from them and other found objects like old screwdrivers, forks and various other odds and ends.

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