Valentine Yarn Ornaments Tutorial

The girls and I caught the craft bug this week.  I think it’s the Valentine holiday that gets my fingers itching for construction paper and glitter glue – childhood programming I suppose.  So we’ve been dreaming up sticky, sparkly projects and these Valentine Yarn Ornaments were the most fun!

I don’t know about you, but our house is going to be a veritable Valentine Factory this weekend.  I think we’ll try to fit in a few more of these yarn ornaments just because the entire family had so much fun making them together.  We’ll probably also squeeze in a few too many Valentine candies too, because there are no rules about that sort of thing when there’s a holiday involved, right?

Here is the easy tutorial, with helpful pictures, so your family can enjoy some fun ornaments too!  XOXO

Valentine Yarn Ornaments Tutorial

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Supplies

Yarn, cut into 6 to 12 inch pieces (no need to measure exactly)
Corn Starch Glue (see recipe below)
Glitter
Heart Shaped Cookie Cutters in various sizes
Parchment Paper
Ribbon  

Cornstarch Glitter Glue Supplies

1/4 cup cornstarch
1/2 cup water
Glitter

Step One: Make Cornstarch Glue

Glue Instructions:  Combine cornstarch and water in small saucepan.  Stir until smooth.  Heat over medium heat, stirring constantly, until thick and smooth.  Remove immediately from heat.  Stir in 1 to 2 tablespoons of glitter.  Allow it cool to touch.

Step Two:  While glue is cooling, lay out cookie cutter on large sheet of parchment paper.

Step Three: When glue is cool, completely coat a piece of yarn with glue.  Pull yarn between two fingers to remove large clumps of glue, then place yarn in cookie cutter on parchment paper. Note: If glue is too thick to thoroughly coat each string, add 1 or 2 tablespoons of water and stir to desired consistency.

Step Four: Repeat Step Three until the yarn pieces fill the cookie cutter and resemble its heart shape. Then, remove cookie cutter carefully from yarn.  If desired, sprinkle with a bit more glitter (my daughter says you can’t ever have too much glitter!). Repeat until you have as many yarn hearts as desired.

Step Five:  Place parchment paper with hearts carefully on large cookie sheet.  Place in oven on Warm, or 150 degrees Fahrenheit, for 2 to 3 hours, or until hearts are hard.  Remove from cookie sheet and cool.

Step Six: Attach a ribbon and display your sparkly handiwork!

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