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:

erica said...

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

xo

Anonymous 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.

Mrs. M said...

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

tara said...

Very cute! I like the flowers!

Daenel T. said...

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

TLF 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!

Unknown said...

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

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Karen M. 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 :)

BonBon Rose Girls Kristin said...

You did a great job! Love the colors!