I freely admit. I am morphing into my mother. She loved Christmas and to make sure she had time to enjoy it even when mad busy with her carering company during the holidays, she would get everything purchased, packed and wrapped by mid-October. No fooling! The Christmas tree went up on or the day after Thanksgiving. I've been thinking about her a lot as she passed away 8 years ago this month. I'm reading novels set during Christmas. Making ornaments and watching Christmas movies on Netflix. I'm not crazy, I'm just my mother's daughter.
This ornament is super easy and would make a great rainy afternoon craft with the kids to get them in the holiday spirit.
For the original introduction of this project on Periscope as part of the PeriGirls Scopetober challenge (I am posting a new craft project or tip on a daily basis. You can catch me live and join the converstation on Periscope at 8pm most evenings. I post under @lbostudio).
You will Need:
1 toilet paper roll
Acrylic yarn (worsted weight, like Red Heart)
Measure your toilet paper tube. Make a mark at the 1/2 inch mark. Cut 1/2 inch deep ring from the tube.
Measure and cut 39 lengths of yarn.
Take one piece, fold it in half. Stick the bent end into the tube and pull the tails through the bent ends loop. Tighten.
Repeat step 2 until you have completely covered the entire tube.
Finger comb the fringe straight. Cut 2 foot lon legth of yarn. Wrap it aroun the the fringe 1/2 inch down from the top. Tighten the wrap and knot it and trim the yarn.. You should now have a fluffy pompom at the top. Trim your pompom round.
cut a 12" piece of yarn. Fold it in half and knot the ends. Thread your needle with the loop end of the yarn. Run your needle up inside the hat and throught the pompom, now you have a hanging loop for your ornament.
Make dozens of them to create a garland for the doorway or mantle.