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Yarn Dandelion Flowers

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Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

We had such a beautiful weekend, with temperatures that reminded us that spring is not far way. Both my daughters were here, so we decided a craft night would be a lot of fun.  I made these easy Yarn Dandelion Flowers.  They were so cute that my son wanted to make some too.

Supply of yarn.

My oldest daughter suggested yarn crafts, and she pulled out her stash of yarn and decided that she would knit a pair of socks.

 

Knitting socks.

My other daughter, decided to work on yarn globes using balloons and glue.

 

Making yarn wrapped globes.

And me?  Well, I wasn’t sure what to make.  I can crochet a chain stitch row with the best of them. . . but that is where my crochet skills end.  I never mastered knitting, so I turned to Pinterest to find a project I could make.

I found a post on how to make DIY Tassel Flowers:  DIY Dandelion Bouquet shared by Bren Did and decided this was something I could tackle.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.
Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

My 14-year-old son decided to join us and made some Tassel Flowers of his own.

 

Making yarn tassel flowers.

Here is a quick tutorial on how to make the Tassel Flowers.

Supplies Used:

 

Scissors
Yellow Yarn
Green Yarn
green pipe cleaners
fork
glue

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Hold a green pipe cleaner along side of the fork.  Start wrapping the yellow yarn around the fork.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Wrap the yellow yarn around 25 to 30 times, keeping the wrapped area to about 1 inch wide.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Cut a 4 inch piece of green yarn and wrap around the yellow yarn and tie it tightly and knot. Then trim the excess green yarn close to the knot.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Twist the pipe cleaner together to form the base of the stem.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Slide the yellow yarn off the fork.  Take an 8 inch strip of the green yarn.  Add a dot of glue and wrap the green yarn around the base of the flower to cover the twisted pipe cleaner, secure with another dot of glue.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Cut the yellow yarn loops with a scissors.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

Using the fork, separate each piece of the yellow yarn.  Fluff the yarn flower to finish.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

 

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

My son used various colored yarn to create his flowers. He displayed his in a Popsicle stick vase he made some time ago.

 

Yarn flowers.

My daughter blew up balloons and wrapped the balloons with yarn soaked in a glue/water mixture.   She hung them to dry from pieces of twine we duct taped to the box, using clothes pins.  These need to dry overnight, so she took them home with her.

 

Yarn wrapped globes.

The next day, after the yarn had completely dried, she popped the balloons and removed them.  She sent me this picture so you could see her finished project.

 

Yarn wrapped globes.

 

My other daughter is still working on her socks, so no finish project to show you there.

While all this crafting was going on, Mr. Hobby was in the basement working on his strip canoe. However, we decided to share another Mr. Hobby project with you.  Mr. Hobby made this coonskin cap for my daughter several years ago.   I know it’s not a popular style for a young lady these days, but my daughter loves it anyway.

Homemade coon skin cap

All and all it was a fun evening full of laughs and crafts.   Do you craft with your children?

We’d love if you pin to share.   Thank you!

Welcome spring with easy to make yarn dandelion flowers!  Easy to make and fun to display.  This project is an easy one for the kids to make as well.

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26 Comment

  1. The Seana Method
    February 26, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    Reminds me of my days making pom poms for my cheerleading shoes! That coonskin cap is too much – your husband's activities make me smile:)

    1. Laurie
      February 27, 2016 at 12:58 am

      Yes, I remember those days too. lol, I like to throw a Mr. Hobby project in every now and then, just to keep things interesting 🙂 Thanks for stopping by today Seana!

  2. Beverly Roderick
    February 27, 2016 at 3:18 am

    I love the yarn dandelions! Thanks for showing how you made them. It sounds like you all had a fun night!

    1. Laurie
      February 27, 2016 at 5:24 am

      Thanks Beverly! We had a great time. Love it when everyone joins in the fun.

  3. Crochet Hooks
    February 27, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    such cute flowers and what an awesome helper 🙂 And best of all hubby won't get mad at those dandelions messing up his yard! was that a real coon? that's a pretty cool hat either way! i would love to learn skinning/tanning/preserving hides!

    1. Laurie
      February 27, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Oh yeah, dandelions that won't spread in the yard – our favorite type! Yes, that is a real coon. Mr. Hobby has been skinning/tanning and preserving hides for years, the old fashioned way. Maybe one day I'll do a post on it.

  4. Winnie
    February 27, 2016 at 10:55 pm

    These are soooo beautiful and fun!! My Mom used to make something similar and it definitely reminds me some wonderful times 🙂

    1. Laurie
      February 28, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Thanks Winnie! Glad it reminds you of some good times. Hoping my kids will look back someday on the fun and silly evenings we had and smile 🙂

  5. Kathleen Aherne
    February 28, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    The dandelions look so amazing in the vase. Then the balloon balls, now that is a brilliant idea, I feel like giving that a go as they make cool decorations. I might need a tutorial.

    1. Laurie
      February 29, 2016 at 12:41 am

      The balloon balls are fun and so easy to make. Lots of tutorials all over Pinterest. Thanks for stopping by Kathleen!

  6. Jenny Kavavngh
    February 29, 2016 at 4:37 pm

    These are darling Laurie!

    1. Laurie
      February 29, 2016 at 10:19 pm

      Thanks so much Jenny!

  7. Sherry Nappa
    March 1, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    These are super cute! I love to find little projects that I can use some of my yarn stash (it's a big stash, too).

    1. Laurie
      March 2, 2016 at 12:02 am

      lol, Thanks Sherry. I had no idea my daughter was hording so much yarn 🙂

  8. Lisa @ A Bride On A Budget
    March 2, 2016 at 5:06 pm

    These flowers came out really cute, but I'm especially in love with the yarn wrapped balloons. Your daughter did a great job!

    1. Laurie
      March 2, 2016 at 7:45 pm

      Thanks Lisa. I like those too. I'll be making some for myself.

  9. Mary K.- The Boondocks Blog
    March 3, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    That was such a fun post Laurie! I too love to make crafts with my kids, when they sit still enough because they are mostly teens and want to do their own thing now. Your kids made some really pretty things and I have to tell you I love that cap, so unique.

    1. Laurie
      March 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

      Thanks Mary. I love crafting with the kids, so fun! We love the cap too. All the kids have one made by their Dad. I love when they proudly wear it 🙂 Have a great week!

  10. Love the flowers, Laurie!! So cute!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by!!
    Hugs,
    Debbie

    1. Laurie
      March 6, 2016 at 5:17 am

      Thanks Debbie! Appreciate your visit 🙂

  11. Katrin@kreativk.net
    March 8, 2016 at 6:55 am

    Laurie, those flowers turned out so pretty! I'm not great at knitting or crocheting but this looks easy enough for me to do! Perfect for spring and those yarn balls are so so nice as well! Love them!

    1. Laurie
      March 8, 2016 at 6:58 am

      I'm so with you on the knitting and crochet, so the flowers were just right. So easy to do 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

  12. Sarah CraftInvaders
    June 20, 2016 at 11:41 pm

    These are adorable. I have made pom poms using the fork method, but it never occurred to me to turn them into flowers – will definitely be making these 🙂

    1. Laurie
      June 21, 2016 at 12:53 am

      Thanks Sarah! We had fun with them.

  13. Carol @Comfort Spring Station
    June 21, 2016 at 12:21 am

    Your flowers are so cute – I love that everyone crafted together. That's awesome.

    1. Laurie
      June 21, 2016 at 12:56 am

      Thanks so much Carol. We love crafting together and should do it more often!

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