To my embarrassment and dismay, God’s Eyes are one of those craft projects that everyone on the planet seems to know, but me. I’m not sure why that is. My summer camp craft skills can roll with the best of them, but for some reason, these never crossed my path. Within the last month, I have made them my couch craft of choice and I have probably made a hundred, if not more. Why? Because
they are more addictive than black tar heroin I LOVE THEM. And they look great on my yarntastic granny tree!
Don’t let the weird name fool you – these babies are easy, they use up odd yarn bits and drinking straws, and they are the perfect canvas for pompom embellishment. What is not to like?!
This is normally the part where I include a step-by-step instruction guide, but I’m not going to because 1. Apparently everyone knows how to make them but me, and 2. When I was trying to learn the process myself, I found it very difficult to learn from photos and pictures. High fivem Youtube!
-Fix your sticks. As the video explains, start with popsicle sticks that are GLUED together. Dry glue. If the glue is wet or you try setting the cross by typing yarn, it won’t be stable and then your tension will be off and you won’t want to make anymore (<<first hand experience right there). After I made 20 or so from popsicle sticks I moved on to paper straws. The stripy kind. Lord knows I need an excuse to use up all these striped straws I have been hoarding.
-Source your sticks. You can buy a pack of popsicle sticks from any craft store, but I found that the wooden coffee stirers (<<spell check is saying that’s not a real word but I know it is. Isn’t it?)…anyway…wooden coffee stir sticks are longer and thinner. You can buy a box at most office supply stores, or just ask the guy at the coffee shop. He probably won’t mind if you grab a few extras.
-Yarn. Bigger, bulkier yarn will make the process much faster! Or better yet, combine two yarns and wrap at the same time.
And while we are talking about easy crafts…here are 15 more amazing Craft Lightning ideas!
If you want even more quick and easy holiday crafts, don’t miss these ideas from our blog partners for Craft Lightning. Kicking things off today is Cyn with these quick and easy felt ornaments!
Laura Kelly is joining us with a fun sock monkey themed felt garland.
Albion Gould is showing us how to make this adorable holiday hoop art.
365 Days of Crafts is showing us how to make a quick and easy gift box.
Carla Schauer Designs has a great tutorial on how to make these 5 minute folding German stars.
Turn clothes pins into fun gift tags with this tutorial from Frugelegance.
I love this quick and easy holiday tree idea from Dragonflies and Lilypads.
My partner for this series, 30 Minute Crafts, is at it again with the quick and easy jewelry. Click here to make these simple wreath earrings.