Has a loved one knitted or crocheted a gift for you in the past? Gift them a DIY Yarn Ornament to say thank you! People who enjoy knitting are always giving their projects away to loved ones, so this time, those loved ones can gift their own project in return! This keepsake is perfect for kids or knitting novices to give to an aunt, mom, or grand mom who has always knitted for them, and it can be personalized with her name and your own favorite saying.  Use her favorite colored yarn to make it extra special, or a multicolored ball of yarn like we did.  So easy to do and she will love hanging this decoration in her home.

It is fun to make knitting yarn ornaments because yarn is pliable and easy to glue.  These “thank you” gifts require only a few supplies and you can make a lot of them with just one ball of yarn.  If your friend has a cat, you can give her the remaining yarn as a toy for her precious pet.

A DIY yarn ornament that makes the perfect personalized gift for a friend who knits. | OrnamentShop.com

How To Make Yarn Ornaments DIY Friendship Gifts

I love creating my own gifts because I like the personal touch.  Yarn ornaments are guaranteed to make your loved one smile and you can get creative with the colors or types of yarn.  They will love these adorable knitting ornaments.

Supplies for awesome friendship gifts:

  • Glass ball ornament
  • Yarn
  • Glue gun or craft glue
  • Toothpicks
  • Paint
  • Clay
  • Ribbon
  • Colored paper or construction paper
  • Pen or marker

A list of supplies for a DIY yarn ornament including a glass ball ornament, yarn, a glue gun, toothpicks and a ribbon. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 1:  Completely paint two toothpicks all the way around.

Step 1 is to paint the toothpicks to the color of your desired miniature knitting needles. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 2:  While the toothpicks are drying, it’s time to make the ornament.  Carefully remove the cap from the glass ball ornament.  Using the hot glue, secure one end of the yarn to the top of the ornament and wind around the ornament in a circle, continually gluing to secure as you go along.  Don’t worry about any minor gaps, because they can be covered later.

Step 2 is to carefully wrap the class ball with your first choice in yarn and use hot glue to secure it. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 3:  When you get to the bottom, completely cover it and cut off the end.

Step 3 is to cover the bottom and cut off the end. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 4:  Starting another end, glue the end down on top of the covered yarn ornament.  Haphazardly wrap yarn around the ornament, much like a ball of string looks.

Step 4 is to use a second color yarn and wrap the ornament the ornament more sparingly in a different direction. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 5:  Hopefully your toothpicks are now dry.  Form two little balls of clay and put on one end of each toothpick.

Step 5 is to attach pieces of clay to the end of your dried toothpicks. You could also use match sticks. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 6:  Poke the two toothpick knitting needles through the yarn ball, replace the cap on the glass ball ornament and attach a pretty ribbon to the top.

Step 6 is to poke your miniature knitting needles to the ornament by crisscrossing them in the front. | OrnamentShop.com

Step 7: Now it’s time to personalize your yarn ornaments to make them into friendship gifts!  Cut out a tag for your ornament and personalize it, leaving enough room for a yarn border. Glue a piece of yarn around the perimeter of your tag.  Use a hole puncher and cut a hole large enough to string a piece of the yarn through to attach to your yarn ornament.

Step 7 is to personalize the ornament by attached a tag with a yarn border and your choice of sayings in permanent market. | OrnamentShop.com

That’s it!  Now you have unique yarn ornaments that are perfect for friends who knit.  Use a cute saying like we did with “Close Knit Friends”, “You’re my favorite Knit Wit” or come up with your own.

A personalized DIY ornament for people who love to knit. | OrnamentShop.com

Love the idea of knitting ornaments or sewing ornaments as a thank you gift?  Short on time to craft?  Check out our Personalized Hobby Ornaments for all of her favorite activities!

A selection of knitting ornaments. | OrnamentShop.com

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