Wednesday 31 October 2012

Tutorial Thursdays - Small but Fine

Welcome again to Tutorial Thursdays on Marigolds' Loft.
Thank you for visiting, and thank you to all of you who shared your wonderful crafts last week.
Without further ado here are the 3 most visited links from last week.

And a late entry that I thought was too cute not to feature....

Thank you so much for participating, your links were so wonderfully creative and it is my pleasure to feature them here. Please feel free to grab yourself a  button below :) 

I hope I will have the opportunity to visit many more wonderful crafts over the next week ;). 

I would love to see some of the stuff that you have created this week, regardless what it is, creativity has no bounds!

If you would like to share, please link up below.

Rules for the Linky Party:
  • Be a Follower of Marigolds' Loft, this is not a MUST, but I would appreciate it :)
  • Grab my button below and showcase it somewhere on your blog OR create a visible link.
  • Do not Link if you are selling something, your own Give-Away or another Linky Party. I would love to hear about your Give-Aways and Linky Parties via Email. I will paste your links in my Link-up Page. 
  • Be sure to only link the relevant Blogpost and not your whole blog.
  • Do visit the other posts linked below, it is always nice to receive visitors :)
  • In linking below you are giving me the permission to use of your image if it is being featured the following week. If I am unable to use your image I can unfortunately not feature you, even if you are the most visited site.
  • Please note: I will remove content that does not abide by the rules mentioned above.
            I will showcase the 3 most visited links next Thursday.

Onto this weeks craft tutorial. 

I am going to show you how to create a cute Yarn Tree centre piece for your Festive Table.

What you need:
A Cardboard box or piece of cardboard (I used a cereal box)
Plastic Wrap
Gonis Design Freezer* (Glues the yarn into the shape and keeps it stable)
Gonis Dekopointer* (to add deco effects to finished tree)
Gonis Finisher Lack* (to seal project and make it water resistant)

Roll up the cardboard to form a cone shape and tape to hold it's form

 Cut off the edge and make sure it can stand properly.

Wrap the cone in plastic wrap.

Wind the yarn haphazardly, but firmly around the cone.

Using a sponge dab the Design Freezer* over the entire cone, be sure to cover all sides. Allow to dry.

Once dry remove the cone from the bottom and cut the edges straight.

Using the Finisher, cover the tree. To add a little sparkle I used Gonis Eiskristal * (glass splinters) to give it that "Snowy" effect.

Add Dekopointer* drops throughout to look like tree ornaments.

And there it is, a quick and easy festive table decoration.

* For more information about these products please contact me.

Now it is your turn!

I will be sharing this tutorial with my talented Link Ups :)


  1. Thanks again, Nathalie!
    I love your tree! For people like me who have an allergie for the real ones, yours is a stylish solution. Thanks for sharing, it is a lovely tree:)

  2. Love your tree! Thanks so much for the feature and the party today!

  3. I am so in love with that Santa outfit! How cute is that?!

  4. i love the christmas tree made of yarn. :)

  5. Beautiful tree, thanks for the tutorial! Oh, and the Santa outfit is really funny, wonderful :-))

  6. Your cone is lovely! And I had to laugh about the Santa. He is really cute. :-)

  7. I love that cone! The pictorial was perfect too! Geez, now do I have some yarn that I could make one with? Beautiful.

  8. That is awesome. I saw it on pinterest, but I really like the blue that you used. Stopping by from No Rules. I am a new follower. Hope to see you at True Aim!

    1. Hi there Tulip TrueAim,
      Thanks for following, will visit soon :)

  9. Thank you to all you wonderful ladies that commented.
    Thank you all for visiting and joining in the fun. I love visiting all your amazing crafts.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  10. Thanks for sharing this with my WW blog linkup last week! That looks like a fun holiday craft for my nine year old :)) Pinning!!


  11. Your yarn tree is brilliant! I'm so glad to be following you, love your blog:)


  12. I love how your tree turned out! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity at Mom On Timeout. Hope to see you back tonight!

  13. That's pretty cool! I think I'll try making some white ones for winter. My mom would love too! I see a crafting day in our future. Glad I found through SITS! :)

  14. How cool! I'm showing my mom this and we'll have to make some for Christmas! Glad I found you through SITS! :)


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