This month for our #12MonthsofDIY we’re working with yarn. And, it’s not just for knitters! I used it this year in all my outdoor Christmas decor, and I love how it turned out.
My very favourite is probably the yarn wrapped sticks I used as the centrepiece of my outdoor urns. My friend thought they were birch at first, so they’d be great for anyone going for the birch look.
The beautiful yarn I used for this one is Gold Leaf from Lion Brand Yarn Company, I just love the gold flecks through it. Perfect for Christmas.
These sticks are so, so simple to make. Just find some sticks, straight and without too many small branches is easiest. Then, just wrap them in yarn.
I used whites and creams for my sticks but they would look amazing in any colour to match your decor for Christmas.
I also used the yarn around the doorway. I used some grapevine that I gathered while out for a walk one day, and wired it around the doorway. Then I added some clear Christmas lights. Next, I made a simple pompom garland.
The different textures really look amazing all together. And the light garland stands out well against the dark coloured grapevine.
I also used the yarn to make a simple wreath for the front door.
I started out with a straw wreath from the craft store and some moss. This is some that I collected from the forest, and that had dried out. I used hot glue to attach it to the wreath.
I used more of the Gold Leaf Yarn and wrapped it around the wreath. I love the how the soft, fuzzy white yarn looks against the vibrant green, it also helps the moss to stay in place.
I wired on a little metal house from the crafts store, and hot glued a few white bottle brush trees.
The “merry” sign is made of wood and hot glued on too.
At the sides, I added a few more treasures.
The stumps were picked up at the side of the road a few months ago. Someone had a whole pile of them and a “free” sign so I loaded them up and put them in the garage for the summer. I thought they’d be perfect out here for Christmas, and now I’m so glad I grabbed them that day. The white gingerbread house trim was some I found in a ditch one day when I was out for a little walk with the dog. You never know what you’ll find. I brought them home banged out a few old nails and added them to my display for a little charm. 😉
Over on this side, more stumps and pinecones, and some old little skates.
This pretty little sign is another one that started from a walk. I found some old boards and grabbed a few thinking they’d be cute little signs. To make this I just used chalk to write out “noel” and quickly painted over it with some craft paint. So easy.
When you’re sticking to a really simple colour scheme like white and neutrals, all these fun little details add interest and texture to your decor.
I hope you like how I used yarn in an unexpected way.
With a pretty Christmas front porch to welcome visitors, life really is party!
Now it’s time to see the rest of the DIY YARN project ideas from my Canadian blogging friends.
From the top left, they are: