DIY Yarn Ball Garland

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  August 13, 2014 — 6 Comments

I spent hours working on the yarn ball mobile that you can see hanging over Jack’s crib in this old photo. The hardest part was getting the strands to all hang from a single point without letting them get tangled.

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We shortened the mobile when Jack learned to stand and took it down entirely once we transitioned him out of the crib, but I wasn’t ready to let the materials used go to waste. I used the green hoop to display a piece I embroidered for him and this weekend I finally got around to stringing all those yarn balls together into one long garland to hang from his ceiling.

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I tied the existing strands together where I could, and where I couldn’t I used a small crochet hook to thread the yarn balls onto fishing line, tying each one in place. I hung it up in the office/playroom for a few days to make sure it was sturdy enough before putting it up in Jack’s room. Can’t have my toddler waking up entangled in balls.

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To hang it, I tied a key ring to each end and secured it to a cup hook screwed into the soffit.

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I looped the middle of the garland over the same ceiling hook that held the mobile.

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I really love the way it looks and kind of wish I’d done this instead of a mobile in the first place!


Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap


6 responses to DIY Yarn Ball Garland

  1. Love it!!!!

    Ohh maybe I’ll steal the idea for the girls’ room. Pink and purple would look lovely :)

  2. Erin @ Lansdowne Life August 13, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Ties the whole space together! Looks really cute!

  3. Bridget from Cali August 14, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Great Upcycle. Love your yarn balls in either format. Very colorful and creative!

  4. I was just thinking that I liked the new way better and wanted to do that in my home…. Where there are no children. Lol. I might need to make yarn balls now.

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