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 on Wikipedia HERE).
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You may also like another yarnbombing in my backyard project, which I installed for Halloween – Spider Tree!
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 trees in our 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 and colorful 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 rainy season lasts from October through May, so I wanted to be able to remove easily my yarn installation during the rainy season.
First, I’ve crocheted long and narrow stripes in the colors of the rainbow.
Next, I sewed some of them together in one long strip and wrapped it around the tree trunk, and then kept wrapping it 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 and embellished them with different buttons and beads. A free crochet pattern for the ladybug can be found on this site here: Crochet Heart Ladybug Applique.
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 yarnbombing project – crochet Ladybug Yarn Tree!
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