Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Etceteras: fuzzy yarn sheep


These fuzzy yarn sheep make me smile. This is actually a child’s craft that I modified. The original project calls for clothes pin legs and chunky yarn. Here’s how I made my sheep.


Cut out a cardboard sheep body.
Add a face out of black card stock.


Glue on twigs for legs. I taped mine before the glue dried so they would stay in position and the sheep could stand up.

Add a small amount of fiber fill.


Wrap fuzzy yarn around the body like you’re making a yarn ball. Tie off the end and tuck the knot into the body.



Cut out ears and tuck into the yarn with a dab of glue.
You can add a loop of string and use them as holiday ornaments or year-round d├ęcor.
Mine are grazing on my office window sill which makes me happy.


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This project has been entered in the CSI Project of the Year Challenge
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19 comments :

  1. These are adorable and look easy to make! Thanks for sharing.

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  2. Really enjoy your blog...lovely sheep !!

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  3. What a clever idea! I love that it's so simple, but looks so good afterwards. I would have thought they were so much harder to do!

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  4. Visiting from Anything Related ~ these are soo cute!!

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  5. Saw these on one pretty thing... LOVE it! Reminds me of the llamas @ World Market! :]

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  6. It's amazing and realy easy, at the same time!!

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  7. BAHHHHH!
    (translation: adorable in every way. What a great idea. And so easy! I can't wait for an occasion to make some precious little lambs)

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  8. Well... I'll be darned... I thought that this would be a complicated project but it isn't! Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Simply adorable!
    Thank you for sharing these!

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  10. Saw your craft linked up at the CSI Club and had to come by. Your sheep are absolutely adorable! Excellent tutorial!

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  11. I would love to know what exact kind of yarn you used for this! @adelas on twitter

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  12. I love these!
    My little grand daughter loves sheep, so I'm planning to make about a dozen to hang on a small tree, or perhaps I'll put them on a vine wreath instead.

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  13. Thanks for the inspration! I did a similar version as an invitation to my son's 1st birthday party...instead of using cardboard I bought some blank white diy cards from Staples, used pipe-cleaner instead of twigs for the legs and used loads of fiber fill to make up for not being able to wrap them in yarn. I then printed out the wording on plain paper, tore the edges (instead of cutting it) to give it a softer feel and used adhesive to place it inside the sheep card. I still plan on making some using your original directions. Thanks!!!

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  14. So, so adorable! I hope to find time to make a little flock of them for Easter decorations. Thanks so much for sharing how to make them with us.

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  15. I just came across your adorable sheep in Pinterest and I'm pinning! ~ Maureen

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  16. I love your sheep, thanks for the tutorial!

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  17. When I brush my pretty white Persian kitty I save the fur and make lambs out of it... that has been my nickname for decades.

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