Ever since I first saw images of yarn bombing, I have always wanted to have a go at it. Yarn bombing is a form of street art that has spread throughout cities all over the world, and unlike permanent graffiti, it is easy to remove if necessary. Artists have been choosing anything they desire to yarn bomb, from stand-up telephone booths to even cars. To see such vibrant colors on everyday objects is such a pleasing surprise.
For today’s DIY, I wanted to try yarn bombing small house plants. I was really inspired by this image, so I picked up a bonsai tree and a bamboo shoot and took a go at it.
*Note- This is for decorative purposes only, the yarn and hot glue may stunt the growth of your plants.
What you Need:
Yarn, string or twine (I mixed it up with the wrapping materials and used a variety of things.)
Hot glue gun and glue stick
Crochet doily (optional)
Decide what string you are going to use first, and tack it down with the glue gun at the base of your bonsai tree.
Wrap the string up the tree until you are at your desired height and tack it down with more glue.
Keep wrapping your tree with your string until you like what you see. I cut a piece off of a crochet doily and used some of that to wrap around my tree. Don’t be afraid to get creative with yarn bombing!
Here is how my bonsai tree turned out! I also picked up a bamboo shoot and tried the yarn bombing technique on that as well.
I used some more of the crochet doily and added in some leather string this time.
These are perfect as decor for your desk or anywhere at home.
There you go! Fast and easy yarn bombing!
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