September 14, 2011

Yarn Proud!

      I have a new love....Yarn Wreaths! I just can't get enough. I love them, even if they are tedious work. I feel so accomplished after the fact. The whole process can take a couple of hours, so start this when you have nothing else going on. I took to my couch and Netflix for a few hours.

First what you will need:

  • Yarn, in the colors you like. I got mine at Jo-Ann's and Walmart. They are only about $3 for more than you need.
  • Felt Sheets, they are at Hobby Lobby, and Jo-Ann's for a couple of cents each. 
  • Foam: Either you can buy the foam wreaths at craft stores or like me, I bought several tubes of foam from  Home Depot for 97 cents each. They are 6 feet long and do the job. They are skinnier though and I wrapped mine around each other by cutting a slit down half of one and wrapping it around the other half. It can look a little jagged though sometimes. I might just not be so cheap next time and buy an actual wreath.
   Those are the 3 main staples, as well you will need a glue gun and plenty of glue sticks. I ran out of clear ones and ended up having to use glitter sticks. It's pretty though, so I didn't mind. I taped used tape to keep the whole wreath together after I wrapped it. Also you will need some good scissors.

supplies all laid out.

Wrapped with tape, a little jagged. But perfection isn't everything!
Tie a knot anywhere on the wreath.

I used a dab of glue to keep things in place. 
By keeping the yarn tight to the roll and wreath, it is much easier to wrap it. Otherwise if it is loose, it just goes everywhere.

   After wrapping the whole thing, I added a little section of black yarn too. I used that to tie a loop around it for hanging. Then I went on pinterest and found a few sites for flower tutorials. This is a time to let your inner crafter come out. Use your imagination!

Edited version of my front door, since there are numbers on it. I love it!

Get out there and make yourself one. It's so rewarding, and you'll be "yarn proud" too!

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