Check out this gorgeous metallic yarn from Premier Yarns Spangle collection. It’s so pretty! I used it to create some fun yarn cactus art.
When I was invited to do a project for Premier Yarns, I was excited because their yarns are SO beautiful – but I was freaked out because I don’t know what to do with yarn at all! I don’t crochet or knit. (My 13-year-old does, but I can’t seem to learn how. Go figure.) You know what, though – yarn is such a great medium for creating fun and funky art pieces. From pom-pom garlands to dream catchers to doll hair! I decided to make some yarn cactus art for my daughter’s room. Cactus-inspired accessories are so hot right now! This was really fun and actually pretty relaxing to do. My daughter loved it, so I wanted to show you what I did.
I started with a simple 12 x 12 canvas panel, which I painted with acrylic craft paint. I just picked three colors I thought would look nice in her room and sort of blended them into one another. Then I got my yarn colors together and a little tacky glue and got busy.
I did a light sketch in pencil of what I wanted my cactus to look like. I decided to draw a prickly pear. I worked in one small section at a time, cutting about 12″ to 18″ lengths of yarn and winding them carefully onto glued section of the canvas board. At first it was looking SUPER abstract and I was worried nobody would know it was a cactus. Fortunately, it all came together, and it was fun to see it develop into what I envisioned. I tried to put in lots of swirls and loops and spirals to make it look as interesting as possible!
After my cactus was complete, I added spines to it made from glass seed beads, and blooming “flowers” made from simple pom poms. My daughter actually made the pom poms herself, wrapping the yarn around a fork and then tying it in the middle and snipping the loops. Pretty fun.
Here it is in my daughter’s room.
I hope this inspires you to try something new! I had no idea what I was doing, but decided to just sort of go for it. You can save 10% on your order from Premier Yarns using coupon code LN001
This post was sponsored by Premier Yarns. Experiences are my own. This post may contain affiliate links.