Today we'll show you how to make some fun yarn ornaments based on Among Us, The Mandalorian, Frozen, superheroes, and more! These ornaments are a great way to add a homemade touch to your tree or mantle, plus they're super easy to create with items you might even have around the house. You'll need some yarn, glue, pins, and our free printable ornament templates. Parents might need to help out with the pins and cutting, but for the most part, these yarn ornaments are very kid-friendly. So let's get crafty!
The free yarn ornament templates are available underneath each preview image. We included basic materials and directions on each template, but we've added some expanded details below the templates. Click to jump right to the materials and directions.
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Among Us Yarn Ornament
|Among Us Yarn Ornament Template|
Just focus on tasks and you'll have these ornaments done in no time!
The Child (Baby Yoda) Yarn Ornament
|The Child Yarn Ornament Template|
"This is the way." - The Template
Frozen Yarn Ornaments
|Olaf Yarn Ornament Template #1||Olaf Yarn Ornament Template #2||Snowgies Yarn Ornament Template|
"I don't have a skull. Or bones."
Minecraft Yarn Ornaments
|Creeper Yarn Ornament Template||Enderman Yarn Ornament Template|
Harry Potter Sorting Hat Yarn Ornaments
|Easy Sorting Hat Yarn Ornament Template||Challenging Sorting Hat Yarn Ornament Template|
Are you a candidate for Slytheyarn?
Avengers Yarn Ornaments
|Avengers Logo Yarn Ornament Template||Black Widow Logo Yarn Ornament Template|
You can do this all day!
Wonder Woman Yarn Ornaments
|Easy Wonder Woman Logo Yarn Ornament Template||Challenging Wonder Woman Logo Yarn Ornament Template|
Wonder Woman is truly the strongest thread of the Justice League.
Pokémon Yarn Ornaments
|Easy Pikachu Logo Ornament Template||Challenging Pikachu Yarn Ornament Template||Pokéball Yarn Ornament Template|
Gotta glue 'em all!
Triforce Yarn Ornament
|Triforce Yarn Ornament Template|
If all else fails, use glue.
Materials and Directions for Yarn Ornaments
Alright, let's talk about what you'll need to make these yarn ornaments and then go over some of the finer details!
- printer and paper
- pencil or pen
- white glue
- parchment paper or plastic wrap (optional)
- tape (optional)
1. Trace design onto foam, or cut out design and tape paper to foam.
Any kind of flat foam that holds pins in place will do. You could use EVA crafting foam, styrofoam packaging, or even food containers. Cardboard boxes might work, too!
2. (Optional) Tape parchment paper or plastic wrap over foam/design to help ornament release.
Covering the foam and design with parchment paper or plastic wrap will help the ornament release after the glue is dry. If you've traced the design onto foam that doesn't stick to white glue, then you can skip this step.
3. Stick pins in foam, using dots as a guide.
We recommend pins with round heads because they won't snag on the yarn as easily.
4. Cut yarn into segments of 12-18 inches.
We've found that 12-18" (30-45 cm) segments of yarn work best. They're short enough to dip and coat in glue, but long enough to hold a shape on the pins.
5. Dip yarn into glue.
If you're okay with getting messy, use your hands and make sure the yarn gets coated in glue. Or you could use a fork to stir the yarn around, and then run the yarn between the tines to squeeze off any excess glue, as we did here.
6. Wrap yarn around pins.
Make sure to wrap yarn around the entire outside of the design, but also run it back and forth through the middle, too. You don't need to completely fill the inside!
7. Let glue dry, then remove pins to release ornament.
White glue will set in about 30 minutes but it takes a full day to dry. After the ornament is completely dry, carefully remove the pins. If any part moves out of place, apply a small amount of white glue and set the ornament aside to fully dry.
Which was your favorite pop culture yarn ornament? Will you be making them this year? Please let us know in the comments! And if our ornaments reminded you of someone on your shopping list, then be sure to check out all of our themed gifts or our holiday gift guide!