Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Spinning a Birthday Yarn

It's birthday time around here!  I have a brand spanking new, hot off the press six year old.  We are prepping for a birthday party in her honor this weekend.  We are going to spend Saturday afternoon crafting with a bunch of her friends.  Does it get any better than that?  I'm still finalizing the craft plans (so many fun ideas, how do you choose??) but I thought I'd give you a sneak peak at the invitations.  I wanted to do something a little different this year.  I've seen a version of this idea before on Dandee and I love love LOVED it.

I really loved the fact that I didn't have to buy anything new from the store.  All of the supplies could be found  in my craft room.  All you need is some yarn, card stock, printer, and a hole punch.  Perfect.  And what says craft party more than a ball of yarn?

I printed out all of the details on a piece of scrapbook paper.  We are inviting eight guests, so I repeated the phrase eight times down the sheet.  Try to keep the details as concise as want to limit yourself to one line of text.  I also printed a little "pull me" tab on the same sheet of paper.  I used the back side of the yellow polka dot paper you see above.  The details went something like this:
Come create and celebrate!  Bring a smock!
 Cut your paper into strips.  Mine measured about  3/4 of an inch wide and about eight and a half inches long.  Punch a little hole on the left side of your strip and tie the yarn to it.

Starting on the opposite edge of your yarn, roll your paper strip tightly.  Hold it in place and begin wrapping the yarn around and around.  You can make your yarn ball as big or as little as you like.  I used about six yards of yarn to make a ball about the size of a bouncy ball.  When your yarn ball has reached perfection, tie the "pull me" tab to the end of the string.  That's all there is to it!

I decided to package my  little ball of yarny goodness in a small plastic bag and add a topper.  And I just happened to have a bag of skittles nearby, so I threw a few in.  What six year old doesn't like Skittles?  Edible confetti equals tons of fun!

Deliver your cute little bundles to your friends.  And count the minutes until the fun begins!

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  1. Such a cute idea! Wish we could come party with u guys. Love ya, Julie T

  2. Speaking of which, maybe it's time you guys move out here already!

  3. Hi, I'm just stopping over from Making Boys Men where I've just nominated your awesome blog for the Liebster Award (my post goes live Fri 7th) - Congratulations!

  4. What a fun filled participatory invite! Love the font used in your daughters name! Would you share the name of it? Thanks!

  5. Wow--thanks Hannah for stopping by and for the nomination!

  6. CM2--the name of the font is "impervious" and I found it on

  7. My little gal can't wait for the party! Such a darling idea for an invitation.


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