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DIY: Winter Hat Ornament

These winter hat ornaments are the cutest and they are super easy to make. With just a few simple craft items and 15 minutes you can make an adorable winter hat ornament to put on your Christmas tree or give as a gift.

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You will need:

A skein of yarn

A cardboard tube (paper towel, toilet paper or wrapping paper)

Scissors

Cottonballs

 

Craft Prep:

First, take the cardboard roll and fold it a bit for easier cutting. Cut a section of tube about 3/4″ thick.

Measure and cut approximately 40 strands of yarn 14″ inch long.

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How to assemble:

Fold a strand of yarn in half inserting it through the cardboard ring.

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Take the two ends and feed them through the loop creating a slip-knot.

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Pull the yarn snug.

Repeat this process around the entire cardboard ring, aligning all the the slip-knots along the top.

Once you have completed the circle invert the yarn strands to make the hat cuff. Stuff the loose ends back through the tube.

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To create the top of the hat take a piece of yarn  and tie all of the loose ends together.

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Trim the ends to create the Pom Pom top.

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To hold the hats shape, stuff the inside of the hat with 2-3 cotton balls.

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Finish off the hat with a string for hanging.

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Christmas Color Palettes

Christmas is inching its way closer and it’s almost time to start decorating (if you haven’t started already!). There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays with so many color palettes to choose from. I usually gravitate to the traditional red and green, but I found so many cute collections this year that put a twist on traditional.

Check out these wonderful palettes and try something new!

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Here is a subtle and elegant palette with items from Crate and Barrel. Make your house into a winter wonderland that can stay up well after Christmas is over!

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Go gold and glam! West Elm has a great selection of gold holiday décor this year. It’s very sophisticated and modern. Another look that can stay up well past New Year’s.

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Muted mistletoe is almost traditional but just a little less saturated. This palette works well with natural elements such as pinecones and evergreen. This collection of Christmas items is from Target. I’m such a sucker for plaid and holly!

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Traditional kicked up a notch. This intense color palette works great with patterns such as plaids, polka dots and stripes. Pier 1 has a fantastic selection of whimsical and minty Christmas decorations this year. It’s refreshing and fun!

Whatever color palette you decide to use this Christmas season, have fun with it and make it your own — that’s what it’s all about! 🙂