Having an Etsy shop in which you crochet and sell beanies means that you have more yarn laying around the house than you probably want to admit. My husband is starting to think I am going to crochet us into the house!! Most of the time I can be seen with little scraps attached to my sweater or socks and this morning when transferring the clothes from the washing machine to the dryer I even found some remnant yarn that had been washed with the whites. :)
I have started a little collection of scrap spools of yarn that are too small to really do anything with but that I cannot bare to throw away...you know, just in case that one day comes around that I can use it. Today is that day!! I used my scrap yarn to make adorable stick monogram ornaments and candy canes. These couldn't be easier and would be a great Christmas craft project for you and the kiddos to do or to make and give as a gift or attach to a Christmas present.
Materials you will need:
Start by bending your wire into the shape of the letter you are making.
Continue by adding on wire to complete the letter
Then to make your letters appear to be stick-like add on more wire, I used a thinner gauge, to the corners and ends of your letter.
Once you have added all of the wires and are happy with the look, start to wind your yarn around the wire. You can secure the yarn with a dab of glue at the beginning and to secure it at the end. The great thing about this project is that it doesn't have to be or look perfect. It is simulating sticks and sticks have bends and bulges and imperfections.
I added a little bit of twine in the corner to serve as my hook to hang my ornament onto the Christmas tree.
For the candy canes I simply bent the wire into a upside down "J" and wrapped it intermittently with red and white yarn, in the same manner as the monogrammed ornaments.