Monday, October 14, 2013

Yarn Ball Overload

One of my goals for the year was to do something with the 150 yarn balls I made for our wedding centerpieces.
I am keeping one centerpiece in tact for memory's sake, but the rest have been staring at me from their bin for the last 14 months. Wow, has it really been 14 months?
Last fall, I took a Pinterest Project that was meant for the leftover styrofoam balls I had - just a few - and made a couple felt owls for my nieces. I tried out the same project on one of the large, yellow yarn balls and found it to be pretty cute.
This weekend, in anticipation for my aunt's upcoming craft fair, I churned out another 6 in various felt color combinations for her to try to sell. And if they don't sell, well, I suppose I'll have a little collection to display next year!

So how else can I get rid of these yarn balls? I sold some at our recent yard sale up in Madison, but did not get rid of as many as I would have liked. (I had a vision of someone walking up and saying, "I'll give you $20 for the whole bin!"). I haven't tried craigslist yet, but not sure they are something you would purchase without actually seeing them.
I typed "yarn balls" into Pinterest and found a few more ideas that are striking my fancy. I should note that these aren't true yarn balls - the inside is just a styrofoam ball and the yarn is not criss-crossed all over, so mine would certainly have their own look no matter which project I tried out, UNLESS I used leftover yarn to create the criss-cross look after the fact. . .hmmm. . . .

First up, I liked the look of this wreath. I went through a wreath phase a couple years ago (check out these I gave as baby shower and halloween gifts). 
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A homemade mobile down the road if we ever needed a nursery could be a cute option. Although as I stare up at our ceiling seventeen feet above me, I wonder about the logistics of hanging a simple mobile. . . .
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What do you think I should do with the rest?

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