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October 14, 2011

My First DIY Yarn Wreath

During my blog absence, I found a new love. I've been on the Pinterest bandwagon for a while, but have yet to talk about it here. I could pin all day and all night. I ended up pinning several do-it-yourself wreaths a couple of weeks ago. I'm not a master crafter, but thought these looked easy enough. I bought the supplies at Michaels and had a little fun on a Sunday afternoon.


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Supplies - foam wreath, dried flowers, yarn, ribbon, hot glue gun, scissors


Step 1 - Wrap wreath with yarn. You'll want to keep the yarn pulled tight. Tie a knot to start. Tie a knot to finish. Expect imperfections. The yarn won't come out perfect, but that's ok. From start to finish, it took me about two hours to wrap the wreath. I had to stop numerous times because my kids were driving me crazy. If I had gone uninterrupted, it would have taken me about an hour to complete. My hands and arms were definitely tired in the end.


Step 2 - Add embellishments. I was going to cut out felt flowers, but decided to skip this step since I'm a newbie. I hot glued three dried flowers onto the wreath. Easy peasy! {In case you haven't noticed, my first wreath is in Florida State colors.}



Step 3 - Add ribbon, twine, fabric, etc. to hang your wreath with.


Step 4 - Hang your wreath, take a step back and admire your work. Seriously, you have no idea how proud I am. It wasn't hard, obviously, but I did it all by myself!



Step 5 - Take pictures and share with your friends.

12 comments

Fashion Meets Food said...

Oh my gosh this is absolutely adorable. I definitely need to make one.

xo

Girl of The Grove said...

That turned out super cute! A friend and I are going to try and tackle something crafty this weekend...maybe we'll add this to the list. : ) Have a good weekend.

Christina said...

I love it! I'm gonna try it too, although the one hour yarn wrapping doesn't sound much fun. And that is why I don't craft! I'm too lazy.

Teri said...

Oh fun! Turned out very cute - perfect colors for fall!

tara said...

Very cute! I like the flowers!

DaenelT said...

Look at you getting all crafty and e'erything! I'm so proud of you.

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

I lovelovelove it.. it turned out so cute!! I want to make a Halloween one. I'm sure it won't happen until next year tho. Ha!

Palm Trees, Pearls, and Everything Southern said...

LOVE the idea.... Definitely heading to the craft store tomorrow to try this one out!

http://pearlspinkandsouthern.blogspot.com

Karen Peterson said...

I've been on Pinterest for awhile, but I only just recently started to get the point. Love it!

And those wreaths are super cute!

Sherrie said...

That looks GREAT! I bought the materials to make one as a gift for Bunco one month, but I didn't buy the right wreath form...bought the straw one, then bought the styrofoam one...need to go buy the green foam one. :) You've inspired me...now I have to go get the right one and finish! :)

Myra said...

Definitely trying this one out! I love Pinterest and have found a bunch of cute DIY projects also! I've already made homemade headbands and flower bows :)

Kristin said...

You did a great job! Love the colors!