143 days until Christmas—Yarn Frames

In the last posting we decorated old frames with buttons.

Now let’s decorate a frame with yarn.

Nothing could be easier. Just wind your yarn around and around, gluing it in the back every so often to keep it in place. It’s mindless work, perfect for watching a baseball game or TV movie. Using a perfectly boring, perfectly plain frame, I worked two different strands of yarn—one bright red and the other with variegated various colors. One and a half hour later, I had this bright, cheerful frame.

Now all I have to do is find a picture to put inside and attach wire for hanging.

Here are some easy-to-follow online directions

What are you waiting for?
Get busy.
Use up your extra yarn and give those old frames a new life and a great gift for someone special.

147 days until Christmas–More simple gifts to make

Have any old frames?
If not, go out and buy the cheapest wood frames you can. If you want to paint them, fine, but it’s not necessary.
Then get out those buttons that you’ve been saving for another purpose. Here’s another purpose. Using a glue gun, attach buttons to the frame. Here’s one I made for my beloved husband from old shirt buttons. IMG_0809 Whipped it up in less than an hour. It will look even nicer when I put in a picture of yours truly. I’m sure he’ll love it.

Still have leftover buttons? Hold onto them. I’ll be sharing an easy button Christmas decoration in the future.

Next post we’ll make another darling frame–this time out of yarn.