Monday, October 1, 2012

Yarn Wreath

Pinterest and I go through peaks and valleys...sometimes I can't pin enough and others I don't think about it at all. With Fall here and the holiday season a-comin, we're at a peak.
When I saw that AP at ILYMTC was hosting a weekly link-up to share the Pinterest projects you've made, I knew I wanted to join in the fun! This is my first time to link-up, but I'm sure it won't be my last...this is such a great idea!

I have been loving yarn wreaths lately, so I decided my front door needed one. I chose to combine two of my pins to create my fall-ish yarn wreath!
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The supplies are pretty simple: straw wreath WITH plastic left on, yarn, felt for embellishments (1/4 yd is more than enough), and any other add-ons you might like. You'll also need scissors (duh) and a hot glue gun (double duh).
I'm awful at taking pictures when I'm in the process of making something, so let me just tell you...it's easy! Tie the end of the yarn around the wreath and just start wrapping it around the wreath. No gluing necessary. I would advise you to keep the yarn pretty taut or it will start to slide around a bit. You can try to keep it all perfectly aligned if you wish, but I didn't mind mine overlapping. This process gets a little tedious, but it really doesn't take too terribly long.
As for the felt blooms, I followed the tutorial above to a "T', and it worked beautifully! I really like the way they look, and they are incredibly simple to make. 
I had burlap left over from this project, so I used that to tie it up on my door.

Here's the finish product...
All in all, this wreath took about 2 hours to complete, and it only cost about $10 with supplies leftover to make more! I made another for my mom already, and I'm working on two more :) I'd call this one a success!

8 comments:

Kar @allmylove.mommy said...

Gorgeous!!! I wish I did something like this now instead of my green one :) Next time!

Have a great day!

Movin Momma said...

This is great! I got rid of all my wreaths with our last move so I am due for some more and I love this one!! Thanks for sharing! AND I'm a new follower!! I just had a little girl this year as well!

Ashley Paige said...

I love it! We're waiting for a storm door for our front door so I've been hesitant to hand any wreaths that could get ruined by the rain.. but I might just have to whip one of these up to hang inside our dining room! I love it! Looks great and thanks for linking up!

Jenn said...

This is gorgeous! I think I need one for my door!

Jen said...

I love how bright and cheery this looks! I need to make one of these. New follower from the link up! Looking forward to getting to know you and your blog.

Mommy Mandy said...

This came out sooo good! I love it!

Colleen Sullivan said...

The colors you chose for your wreath are perfect!

I've been needing to make one and you've made it look so easy that I will really have to do one now!

Found your blog through ILYMTC!

Melissa said...

So so cute!

I would love it if you'd link this up to The Pinspiration Project! :)

http://adayinthelifeofamomandawife.blogspot.com/2012/10/the-pinspiration-project-linky-party-9.html

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