I must really be into using yarn this crafting season, because it is making another appearance here. :)
I thought this one up one night while I was lying in bed--that is the best time for me to dream up new ideas for some reason. :)
Here is how you can make some for yourself--
2x4's--3 pieces of the same length
Yarn--more than one color if you are doing stripes
paint for the wood
One tradition that I try to do each year with the kids, is some sort of craft. I knew this would be pretty kid-friendly, so I let my 5 year old have at it.
To start, simply paint the wood your desired color, let dry, then hot glue them together, standing vertically.
My special helper did all the painting, and was very precise at it--she is kind of a perfectionist, I wonder where she gets that from. :)
Next is wrapping the yarn around the wood. You can do stripes, or just one color, it's totally up to your preference.
I started the yarn at the top by adding hot glue, then I let my daughter wrap it over & over again. It wasn't perfect, but that's okay, it gave it character, and I will always remember that she helped with it!
Then embellish it! We added red berries & ribbon, but I'm sure there are so many other options as well!
So there you go, little presents wrapped perfectly for the holiday--and having a very special helper made it even more memorable!