Wednesday, December 14, 2011

{DIY yarn garland}

What a lovely alternative to the tassels and bunting that we're seeing everywhere these days!

Herewith the instructions for making your very own yarn garland:

Supplies Needed:
* a friend
* a few balls of yarn
* scissors

How to:

Step 1. Stand 5 ft away from your friend / helper.  Grab the end of the yarn and throw your friend the ball of yarn.  Pull the strand between you nice and taut, and get your friend to throw the ball back to you - all the while keeping your strands taut.  Do this 10 to 20 times depending on how wide you want the garland to be.  Once done, cut the end of the yarn.

Step 2. While each of you is holding on to their end of the strands, start twisting in opposite directions until the yarn is completely twisted.  Then start walking together and let your strands meet in the middle to form a braid.  Use another piece of yarn to tie off the combined ends of the strands so that they don't come undone.

Ideas: Use different lengths, colours and textures to create even more interest - and use as a wedding decoration, bunting or around your Christmas tree!

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