Wedding Ceremony Ritual: DIY Yarn Bombs

I first read about the idea of wedding yarn bombs here while researching ideas for a fun and inclusive ritual we could add to our wedding ceremony last summer. I loved the idea but decided to use it for the very end of the ceremony, to replace the traditional rice. We all danced to "Happy" by Pharrell Williams while having a massive yarn ball fight and within a few minutes a colorful archway of yarn had formed through which we then exited. 


Scroll through to see step-by-step instructions


Material Needed:


- Small balls of yarn


- Printer

- Scissors or X-acto knife

- Ruler


1. Download, Print & Cut Labels


I used kraft sticker paper just because as a paper hoarder I'm the kind of person who randomly has it lying around, but any paper and a glue stick will work just as well...

Use ruler to cut straight lines with an x-acto knife, or trace between the dotted lines with a pencil & cut with scissors


2. Wrap the loose end of the yarn around the center of the ball


3. Peel and trim off an inch of backing off of the sticker paper

If you're not using sticker paper just apply glue over an inch of the back edge of your label


4. Wrap the label around the yarn ball 


It was such a fun way to finish off the ceremony in style! Have you ever tried out something like this? Let me know in the comments below, I'd love to hear about it! 


Ppppsssttt- If you're planning on using the yarn bombs in your ceremony, take a look at the gorgeous matching embroidered basket we made!