Yarn Ball Santa, Rudolph, & Snowman Ornaments by Kristin at wRIte iT DOwN {Ornament No.7}

Yarn Ball Santa, Rudolph, & Snowman Ornaments by Kristin at wRIte iT DOwN {Ornament No.7}

I’m thrilled to introduce
guest blogger number seven
Kristin from wRIte iT DOwN
Yarn Wrapped Balls ~ Santa’s Belly, Rudolph, and Snowman
{Handmade Ornament No. 7}Welcome…Kristin!

Thank you so much to Stephanie Lynn for asking me to participate in her 6 Days of All Handmade Ornaments!
I am Kristin from wRIte iT DOwN
I have been blogging for over a year now and
I love all of the amazing craft and sewing blogs out there!
So, let’s play with some yarn and make some ornaments!
How about Santa’s Belly

Or A Tangled Rudolph
Here is what you will need

~ Red Yarn
~ Styrofoam ball, I used 1 1/2 inch
~Sticky back black felt sheet
~Scrap piece of white or cream felt
~Elmers Glue
~straight pins

~Brown Yarn
~Red Berry stem (used for red nose and antlers)
~Scrap pieces of felt (white and brown)
~Package for decorative lights (I found mine at Joann’s)
~Glue Gun
~straight pins

Steps to Make a Santa Belly
Create the belt first so that the glue and glitter have some time to dry.
1. Cut a long strip in the shape of a belt from the sticky back black felt.
2. Cut a belt buckle from the scrap piece of white or cream felt.
3. Add a little Elmer’s Glue around the belt buckle
4. Sprinkle some glitter and then glue the buckle to the belt.
5. Set aside to let it dry.

Next create the Santa belly from the red yarn
6. Using a straight pin and glue, start wrapping the yarn around the styrofoam ball.
7. Keep wrapping and place a couple of pins the keep the yarn in place.
8. Keep wrapping.
9. Once you have almost finished wrapping the ball, leave a little loop of yarn hanging out so that you will be able to hang the ornament.
10. Keep wrapping. Once finished, pin in place.
Try to pin it in the middle, where the belt will cover the pins.
11. Unpeel the backing from the sticky backed felt and wrap the belt around the yarn belly, cut to the correct size.
12. Pin in place on the backside if necessary.
All done!
The tangled Rudolph is similar to the Santa Belly.
1. Wrap a styrofoam ball with brown yarn.
2. Cut a red berry from the berry stem and hot glue
to the yarn ball to create Rudolph’s red nose.
3. Cut two similar “twigs” from the red berry stem and
hot glue to the ball to create the antlers.
4. Cut two circle pieces from the scrap white felt and cut two smaller circles from the scrap brown felt to create the eyes. CAREFULLY hot glue the brown circles to the white circles and then hot glue the eyes to the ball.
5. Wrap the light strand around the antlers and face.
Pin the strand in place a couple of times and you all done!
There are so many of these you can make…
Here is a Frosty the Snowman

Come visit me at wRIte iT DOwN, I would love to hear from you!
And thank you again Stephanie Lynn!!

Thanks so much Kristin for sharing these super fun ornaments ~ Rudolph is too cute! These are a perfect snowy day craft to make with my little guy!

There is one more guest blogger today bringing you ornament no. 8 ~ that will be up shortly. IF you get a chance head over to wRIte iT DOwN and show Kristin some ♥!

I love the name of Kristin’s blog and was even more intrigued when I read this:

“I saw a good piece of advice from another mom about her kids, her advice was to “write it down” – all of the things you think you will remember but will probably forget. So almost 4 years to the day after my oldest son was born, I have decided to write it down!”

Kristin shares some pretty amazing crafts and I just adore her creativeness with yarn; like the Turkey Place Cards {found here} and Candy Corn Cones{found here} and not to mention her gorgeous wreaths! {Shown: Going Grey Wreath, Fall Apple Wreath, and Fabulous Fall Wreath}

She seriously started a spark in blog land when she debuted her take on the Yarn Ball Wreath {found here} way back in August. I simply adore this wreath!!

Click the button above to visit all the handmade ornaments in this series so far ~ There is much more to come ~ Enjoy!


  1. Thank you Stephanie Lynn! I am loving all of the ornaments! Happy Turkey Day! Kristin

  2. Awesome! I might just have to do these with my daughter! I’m going to have to buy another tree to fit all the ornaments we have been making on… oh geez!

    BTW, Stephanie Lynn, did you know you used Santa twice in the title? I don’t know if it was intentional or if you meant to put Snowman instead for one of them, but I thought I’d let you know! 🙂

  3. I love all of these! What a creative girl!

  4. Oh, these are the sweetest! I just adore that Rudolph! I can’t wait to see all the other ornaments! 🙂

  5. Oops! Thanks Desi – I just changed it!

  6. So so cute!! I love that! Thanks for sharing all three – they are so cute!!

  7. What a cute idea! I think that snowman is especially ADORABLE! Thanks so much for sharing how to do these! 🙂

  8. Those are so adorable! I especially love the Rudolph!!

  9. The Rudolph ornament is so super cute!

  10. I love all of these…the rudolph is my favorite though!



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