About halfway through this project, I realized, I need to rename this blog See What I Can Wrap in Yarn.
See, when I first learned to crochet and knit, I would buy yarn all the time. Every time I saw a color I loved, I would buy it, whether I had a project lined up or not. So, my yarn stash has become a bit large over the years. In an effort to use up some of my stash, I have started using the yarn in some of my home decorating projects.
For this project, I started with some foam and paper mache cones, glue, and yarn. Since I have very few resources in our little town (aka no craft store), I tried to use items I already had (yarn and glue). I picked up the foam cones at the dollar store, however, I did have to get the large cones on one of my recent trips to Michael's.
I simply wrapped the cones in yarn, glueing as I went along. (I started with Tacky Glue, but quickly moved to regular Elmer's glue, which helps the project go much quicker since it's thinner than the tacky glue, and another plus, it's much cheaper.)
Once I was done wrapping all of my cones (or trees), I placed them in my wooden herb box that my mom found me (Thanks Mom!), and placed my forest on the dining table. I tried placing many different things down in the box, at the base of the trees. I wanted something that looked like snow. I tried cotton balls, white yarn, a string of white lights, silver bells, and batting. I didn't like any of them, and decided just to leave the box empty.
This project is simple, and pretty fast, and can be done in any color. Since green is my favorite color, I chose every different shade of green I had in my stash.
Now, we're off to pick out our Christmas tree. Not a yarn wrapped one, a real one. Do you have your tree up yet?