Every time I opened my extra utensil drawer there was this bag of wooden skewers in the way so I decided to do something with them. I added some fuzzy yarn, a tongue depressor, a cardboard tube, and hot glue and ended up with a delicate, fuzzy, tree topper.
Approximate Time: 1 hour
- 4 wooden skewers
- fuzzy yarn
- cardboard tube
- Christmas paper
- hot glue
- 1 tongue depressor
- acrylic paint optional
- Wrap your cardboard tube with foil wrapping paper or aluminum foil.
- Glue 2 inches of one end of your tongue depressor inside the tube. You will need to remove the paper where your depressor will be glued down.
- You could paint the skewers first as I did, I painted mine pearl, all it did was to tone down the wood color. A pretty soft blue would be very pretty I would think.
- After your paint dries, find and mark the center of all of your skewers.
- Make an x out of two skewers and put a drop of hot glue on the mark. Match the marks and hold until they are secure.
- Take another skewer and center in the big gap, glue in place with ample glue. Add another skewer and glue in in place.
- Go back and put plenty of hot glue around this joint to make them hold securely without wiggling.
- Put one end of your yarn in this glue then start wrapping over and under the skewers until you have filled in the center as far as you want; I did about 1 1/2".
- Then wrap around one skewer and go to the previous one and wrap up to the point. Put a drop of glue on your yarn at the tip and wrap back down.
- Wrap your yarn around a skewer to secure it and repeat up to the tip again, repeating this pattern until you have them all wrapped.
- Wrap your yarn down the depressor and glue it to hold.
- Hot glue the bottom couple of inches inside your cardboard tube.
Now you have a pretty tree topper.
By Ann Winberg from Loup City, NE