Valentines Yarn Ball Garland

I look forward to each changing season, holiday and special occasion, because it means I get to redecorate!  And I love redecorating!  I especially love to do our mantel, because it is the focal point of our living space.  With Valentines Day just around the corner, I have been trying to think of new ways to spice up our space.

So I went searching and found some loveliness!  I found a wreath at the blog Buggie and Jellybean, that took my breath away!  (I know, it’s shocking that I found a wreath I love, what with my wreath addiction and all!)  I absolutely loved the colours and the yarn balls.  I have a thing for yarn balls.  I’ve used them on my Christmas wreath, and I also just used white ones as snowballs on my Winter Mantel. I ran with the inspiration, and decided to take my own twist to it, and create a Valentine Yarn Ball Garland for my mantel.  I really like how it turned out!

Now, I know that my mantel looks bare, but keep in mind that this is only the first stage of my Valentines Mantel Reveal!

Lining up the yarn balls and pom-poms, getting them ready to attach.
I tied the large balls on first, then filled in the spaces with the remaining balls, using the glue gun.
Adding the finishing touches:  sparkly hearts and ribbons.

My finished Valentines Mantel


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32 Comments

  • Reply Amy H. January 15, 2011 at 1:51 PM You garland turned out beautiful. I am so happy my little {ok not SO little in size} wreath could inspire such a beautiful creation. Can not wait to see the mantel completed!

    xo
    Amy
  • Reply Randi January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM That's really cute ... I love the mix of textures. The yarn balls are adorable!

    Visiting from A Little Lovely.
  • Reply Lorie January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM That is gorgeous. I love the colors that you used! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!
  • Reply Jodi January 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM I love the garland, what a cute idea. I found you over at Lorie's.
  • Reply Missy January 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM Adorable! Thank you for sharing! I thought about doing something similar in all white and cream yarns for my dinning room hutch with all my white serving pieces! I think you may have just made up my mind! :)Found you on Funky Junk!
  • Reply Ali Richardson January 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM SO pretty! V-day decor is my favorite I think :)
  • Reply Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home January 16, 2011 at 3:31 AM Soooo cute! I'd love to see you at my weekend linky party!
  • Reply Young and Crafty January 16, 2011 at 4:15 AM What a fun garland Jo-Anna! It looks great on your mantel.

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @ http://youngancrafty.blogspot.com/
  • Reply Cami January 16, 2011 at 4:25 AM This is GENIUS! Seriously! I wouldn't have thought of it! I love how you used the foam balls for the core. It turned out beautifully, and I can't wait to see what else you come up with!

    Cami @ youseriouslymadethat.blogspot.com
  • Reply Country Girl in the City January 16, 2011 at 4:28 AM Hi, just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today. Your garland looks so pretty, nice job!

    Stay warm in this Alberta weather!!
  • Reply Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home January 16, 2011 at 5:06 AM So glad you stopped by and shared!
  • Reply Jen-CraftOManiac January 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM TOTALLY ADORE THIS!!! I did these colors this year too. I would love for you to link up this cuteness to my link party tonight at CraftOManiac.blogspot.com for CraftOManiac Monday. Have a good one. Jen
  • Reply Jonie Marie January 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM This garland is just a perfect touch for a mantel. I love that you used yarn balls and the colors are beautiful together.

    I love it so much that I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow (if you don't mind) So feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

    Thanks for sharing!
    Jonie
    easyascutandpaste.blogspot.com
  • Reply Katie's Nesting Spot January 16, 2011 at 8:36 PM How pretty! I love that you adaptd a wreath design into a garland design. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I featured it in this week's post, it will be up on Thursday.
  • Reply Jenifer January 16, 2011 at 9:02 PM I LOVE the garland! So simple and cute. Thanks for sharing the idea
  • Reply Trisha @ The Sweet Survival January 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM I love the garland and adore the yarn balls! Super cute.
  • Reply The Loops January 17, 2011 at 3:31 AM Very original idea!
  • Reply Becky January 17, 2011 at 4:17 AM ADORABLE!!! I love the colors =)
  • Reply To Sew With Love January 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM so cute! would love for you link up at our crafty saturday link up party!

    http://tosewwithlove.blogspot.com/2011/01/crafty-saturday-link-up-party-no-3.html
  • Reply melismama January 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM How cute! Your newest follower here! Found you over at Craft O maniac Monday blog party...love your ideas!

    http://just-starting-out.blogspot.com/2011/01/more-valentine-decor.html
  • Reply Madigan at madiganmade January 18, 2011 at 1:52 AM This is adorable! The incorporation of the blue makes it feel very modern, too.
  • Reply Jenny @ Embellishing Life January 18, 2011 at 2:23 AM So cute! I hope you'll come link it up at the craft catwalk!
    http://embellishinglifeeveryday.blogspot.com/2011/01/craft-catwalk-and-features-lucky-no-13.html
  • Reply April January 18, 2011 at 4:19 AM this is too cute! I loved all the wreaths over Christmas,and this is just adorable! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

    http://wildflowersandwhimsy.blogspot.com/2011/01/sew-crafty-saturday-adventure-date.html
  • Reply Dacia January 18, 2011 at 5:44 AM What an adorable creative idea!
  • Reply Angie@Echoes of Laughter January 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM I love this project!! Fabulous! Angie xo
  • Reply To Sew With Love January 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM lovely garland!

    thanks for linking up at our crafty saturday party! can't wait to see what you have for next week!

    tosewwithlove.blogspot.com
  • Reply Jenny @ Embellishing Life January 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM I'm featuring this today! Thank you for linking it up at the craft catwalk! I hope you'll link up with us again! :)
  • Reply Amanda @ Serenity Now January 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM Oh, that is so pretty!! I love unique pieces like this. :) I bet with just the right touches, you are going to have a mantel that pops!! Love the colors. :) I'm visiting from The CSI Project today. I hope you'll stop by my blog to say hi. :)
  • Reply Green Door Girl January 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM super cute! I have been on a yarn ball kick also - this is a great way to use them without just putting them in a vase! Great idea. I saw this on CSI

    jenn (greendoordesigns.blogspot.com)
  • Reply Two Shades of Pink January 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM I love this! ANY CRAFTY PROJECT WITH YARN makes me ridiculously happy. Fabulous!
  • Reply marissa January 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM beautiful I love the blue in it a lot!
  • Reply NKOTB4Eternity March 6, 2011 at 11:55 PM Great idea for a new use for yarn :)
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