We’ve been having a great time in the studio brainstorming holiday kid’s crafts this year. Last Mother’s Day our illustrator Krista created these pretty yarn cards for kids to celebrate Mom, and now that Christmastime is here, we thought we would bring back the easy technique for some holiday fun! Our Christmas yarn art set includes 6 winter designs with gloves, hats and stockings. This safe project is fun to craft with the kids, or a great way to occupy them while you are doing your holiday decorating and cooking. There are PDF versions if you are cutting by hand, or SVG files if you have a cutting machine.
Start by gathering your Christmas yarn art materials. You can use any yarn, but we recommend using acrylic for these. There’s no need to dish out for the expensive stuff here! Save that for your knitting projects 😉 Download the files below and print or cut onto 8.5 x 11 white cardstock. The SVG file will allow you to pre-cut the holes with your cutting machine. If you are cutting by hand, you can use a small hole punch or craft knife to make the holes. Use a large embroidery needle (these will have larger eyes for the yarn) to start threading your yarn through the holes. For your initial stitch, stick your needle through the cardstock from the back so that you can eventually tie the yarn off when you finish.
There is no real technique for our Christmas yarn art. As long as you continue threading the yarn through the dots, it will turn out just as intended! Tie single knots to the back of the card to change colors, and feel free to use as many colors as you’d like. In our download, Krista included examples of how she created her Christmas yarn art for a bit of inspiration. This project is an easy way to practice introductory embroidery, and after you’re done you can string it into a nice holiday garland! Find all of our Christmas projects here, or pop over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Happy Holidays! ~ Lia and the Team