I'm currently in the process of redecorating a red corduroy tote that a friend made me a couple years back. At the time she let me pick out my own decorations, but looking back I'm not really sure what I was going for! Then, I tried learning how to crochet and bought some cheap yarn in my favorite colors, however that was also a bust. So, with this yarn and bag that needs an updo, I created a yarn spiral! You could probably make smaller ones and glue them in bunches or onto bobby pins!
First, cut out a circle from sturdy fabric. I used leftover Halloween felt, but you could also use that green foral backing stuff. You could really cut out any shape...I guess...but keep in mind that you're using a hot glue gun so sharp corners might not come out best.
Second, take your yarn and make a hefty knot. This is the center. Trim away as close to the knot as you can.
Third, hot glue the knot to the center and spiral away! I hot glued ever half inch or so because the yarn wasn't the best at staying down.
Fourth, keep spiraling until you fully cover an edge. Then cut the edge off and tuck it under with hot glue. Cut off the excess felt/whatever you used and voila! Now if can be glued to whatever you're decorating!
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