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Yarn Bombed Plants

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.

bonsai supplies

What you Need:

Yarn, string or twine (I mixed it up with the wrapping materials and used a variety of things.)

Bonsai tree

Bamboo shoot

Hot glue gun and glue stick

Crochet doily (optional)

glue gun on bonsai tree

Step one

Decide what string you are going to use first, and tack it down with the glue gun at the base of your bonsai tree.

wrapping twine around root

Step two

Wrap the string up the tree until you are at your desired height and tack it down with more glue.

dolly on bonsai

Step three

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!

finished bonsai

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.

dolly on bamboo shoot

I used some more of the crochet doily and added in some leather string this time.

finished bamboo shoot

These are perfect as decor for your desk or anywhere at home.

holding yarn bombed trees

There you go! Fast and easy yarn bombing!

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Eva -August 20, 2013, 8:44AM

I love yarn bombing, I have done a few home projects myself and they turned out awesome – my favorite to date that I have done is an old rocking chair. I am loving what you did with the plants…I may have to try this!

meg -August 20, 2013, 9:47AM

I am not normally a fan of bamboo, but your jazzed up versions are too cute!!

Juliette Laura -August 20, 2013, 9:58AM

Oh I love this! Definitely fun. I’m sure you could somehow do it by tying the yarn to avoid using glue!

xo, Juliette Laura

Kristen -August 20, 2013, 11:56AM

do you know whether it would affect the growth of the plants?

Taylor -August 20, 2013, 12:48PM

I do this a lot with my plants (minus the glue). :)

Maggie -August 20, 2013, 5:02PM


April -August 21, 2013, 5:03PM

These are super cute…I may just tie the yarn and other materials around the plants instead of using hot glue and maybe that won’t stunt the plant’s growth! Your’s looks AMAZING though :D What a great idea!

Krista Montalvo -December 7, 2013, 12:01PM

I love it! I decided to start yarn bombing jewelry. I made Yarn Bombed Antler Necklaces. They are sweet. I am giving one away in my Marmie Handmade Giveaway. Enter to win at

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