Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Buttons and Yarn




For some reason lately, I am drawn to neutrals. Even for Valentine's Day color, it can be a lovely contrast to any pink and red decor. A neutral is calming to the eye, especially when red is the predominant color. I wanted to make a smaller version of this yarn wrapped Valentine's tree and my usual method of wandering Michael's for inspiration, led me to find a pack of Valentine's buttons. I knew these simple buttons, in muted colors, would be the perfect embellishment to the thick, cream colored yarn I had my eye on for this tree.

Materials needed: foam tree form; small size, thick gauge yarn, any embellishment ( I used buttons), scissors and a glue gun

Directions: place a drop of glue at base of foam tree and attach yarn end. Begin to wrap yarn tightly around tree form. Continue wrapping as tightly as possible, placing a drop of glue here and there, so the yarn remains secure. Finish top as neatly as possible and secure end with glue. Wrap another layer of yarn in a loose spiral for texture and interest. Glue on your chosen embellishments, as you desire.



I love the simple, sweetness of this tree and the subtle colors are so pretty and unexpected. Valentine's Day is of course all about red, but a neutral piece of decor can be a nice touch.

Happy Wednesday!


{Linking with these friends}

Lil Luna

A Stroll Thru Life

House of Rose

Diana Rambles

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The Charm of Home

Have A Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson

Serenity Now

Between Naps on the Porch

The Dedicated House

Cozy Little House

Kathe with an E

Life on Lakeshore Drive

Craftberry Bush

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A Delightsome Life

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Skip To My Lou

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The Tablescaper

Jennifer Rizzo

DIY by Design

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  1. I so agree. Neutrals with a dash of color!

  2. This is so cute! I'm drawn to neutrals, also - they make me feel restful. I like the way you added a little splash of color to make it festive for Valentines Day!

  3. That is so sweet--the colors punch more against that creamy color.

  4. That is super cute! I love the colors too.

  5. Anything that is soothing appeals to me right now. Your sweet, little yarn tree fits the bill perfectly!

  6. I made trees just like this at Christmas and it never dawned on me to make them for another holiday! What a sweet idea, I adore your thick, creamy yarn! Lovely!

  7. Yup, the neutrals with a pop of color are always a delight! Thanks for sharing with SyC.


  8. Great project !!

    I would love you to come and share @ Craft, Create & Inspire linky party !!!

    Look forward to seeing you there :)

    Claire x

  9. This is so sweet! I love the neutrals with just a dollop of Valentine red and pink.

  10. Very fun. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

  11. These are adorable! I want to make a few now! I am kinda scrambling to finish up my Valentine's decor, I haven't done anything but make my treat bags! YIKES!

  12. So cute! Thank you for sharing! You are one of the features today at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse


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