Monday, June 20, 2011

Currently Obsessed with: Yarn Balls

What party trends are you currently obsessed with? A few weeks ago, I wrote about my love of chevron and it seems like that is EVERYWHERE lately.
But, my newest obsession are these DIY yarn balls. 
I remember my Nana teaching me to make these for Easter when I was a little girl, but I had not thought about them in years until they started popping up all over the party blogosphere. 
They are so simple to make (albeit MESSY), and they add a really big impact from the ceiling, much like the old standby of tissue poms!

I particularly love this arrangement, it's so lush and vibrant. 

So, after seeing all this gorgeousness, I decided to make some for my upcoming little one's nursery, instead of some tired old mobile. I love the way they turned out, and the best part is that it was a $10 project. Just, FYI, though--keep your toddler WAY away from this project. 
(The wooden monogram is from Vintage Blue by Sophia)

3 comments:

  1. I love them, too! I think they are the perfect equivalent to "pom poms" out of tissue paper for boys! Just more masculine! Ha! : )

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  2. I love the way your nursery looks! and the yarn balls are perfect!

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  3. I am not crafty but I was thinking about making these for my daughter's at home wedding reception. I saw an idea where you put the little battery operated tea lights inside the balloon before you blow it up. Of course you would have to have room to get your fingers inside and turn on the lights. I was thinking about using rough twine - sort of shabby chic - and hang them in the trees. Since her daughter has newly diagnosed medical problems the wedding has been postponed from Oct. to April 2012. Very low budget available. I love being able to see your ideas.

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