Yarn bombing (or yarnbombing) is a type of street art also known as yarn graffiti (or knit/crochet graffiti), but different yarns are used instead of paint or chalk. (You can read more at Wikipedia HERE).
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I am a big fan of yarn bombing; on my Pinterest profile, I have a board dedicated to such yarn street art with many beautiful images of yarn installations around the world. If you want to follow this board, you can do it HERE.
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Using yarn, an unattractive street object can be turned into something bright and attractive. Even more, it always brings a smile or an exclamation of “Wow, that is cool!”
So, I decided to wrap in yarn my backyard! We have a small but beautiful backyard with a fountain, patio, cute shed, maple trees, shade garden, and vegetable garden.
The first object to yarn bomb was a Japanese maple tree! Here is how this tree looked before my yarn installation:
I wanted to make my yarn tree bright and colorful and I’ve decided to make a Rainbow Ladybug Yarn Tree. Now it is a beautiful color wrapped tree with ladybugs on it!
It was also very important to me that my yarn installation would be easy to remove. We live in an area where the rain season lasts from October through May, so I wanted to be able to remove easily my yarn installation during the rainy season.
I’ve crocheted long and narrow stripes in colors of the rainbow, sewed some of them together in one long strip and wrapped it around the tree trunk and then kept wrapping around one of the branches.
Then I joined another piece with a safety pin (or pins) and wrapped around the next branch and so on.
Next, I crocheted Ladybugs (free crochet pattern for these Ladybugs can be found HERE) and embellished them with different buttons and beads.
Then I’ve attached my crochet Ladybugs to the yarn wrapping.
I used acrylic yarn for my crochet yarn tree. Such yarns are colorful, light and easy to dry in case of rain. Avoid wool or cotton as they get very heavy when wet and take a long time to dry.
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I hope you enjoyed my Ladybug Yarn Tree!
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