12 days of Christmas crafts…day 9

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mini basket of yarn ornament

 

Supplies needed:

Assorted colors of embroidery thread

Tiny basket

Glue

Ribbon or hang tag

Toothpicks.

Tiny beads.

 

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I saw this little craft at a craft sale years ago but it was a crochet project. There are also several varieties on pintrest for this old but still very cute little craft. I came across a basket of tiny baskets at Goodwill and had to get them, I will probably use them as little gift baskets to hand out but I also wanted to use some for my Christmas tree this year. All these baskets cost me $1.50, that’s a lot of baskets for someone with a basket obsession. It’s okay though, because baskets don’t last long in my home. I am usually filling them up with something to pass onto friends and neighbors, which turns out is an old Swedish tradition…must be my DNA memory.

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To make this adorable little ornament first you will need to roll up embroidery thread into little balls.

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Find a tiny basket (at most hobby stores)

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Before you add yarn balls to your tiny basket, fill the baskets with a little stuffing.

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Then glue little balls of thread one on top of another into your basket. Make knitting needles out of toothpicks and add a tiny bead to top off each toothpick for a more realistic look. Poke toothpicks into thread and hang a ribbon or wire hook on your basket to add to your tree.

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These also make great little ornaments for all those knitters in your life. Unfortunately knitting is not a skill I have mastered. I wish I could though because I love all those knitted items out there, especially the baby clothes and little stuffed toys.

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jodi says:

    these are ADORABLE!!!! love them

    Like

  2. Thank you and they are so easy to make.

    Like

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