Grab yourself some sticks, yarn and cardboard, glue gun and make this wonderful Yarn Craft Teepee, Tea Light Holder. They are beautiful as decorations, table lights, festival accessories or just to play with.
Please note you need to use battery operated tea lights not candles. Flames, twins and wool don’t work well together!
Take five sticks roughly the same length and some small bundles of coloured yarn
Tie three sticks together and spread them out around a circle shape to work out what size cardboard base you want. I use cookie cutters but a cup or glass would work just as well.
Cut out your cardboard circle and cut five notches around the edges making sure to leave a wider gap between two of them for the entrance (wide enough to get a battery operated tea light inside).
Using a glue gun glue the three sticks not the notches you cut out of the circle.
Glue the remaining sticks in place before tying the yarn around them.
Now start wrapping the yarn tightly around the sticks until you drop just below the join of the two sticks that form the opening to the teepee.
Wrap the yarn around the door stick, up and over the next stick, wrap straight across all the other sticks until you come to the other door stick when you start the whole process again. Go backwards and forwards doing this until you have wrapped the whole teepee.
Carefully cut off the overhanging cardboard.
If you like this then you’re sure to like some of the other #SimpleSummer stick crafts from
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