It was a great project to just sit and do...it didn't require lots of concentration and it was pretty darn therapeutic to wrap yarn around a wreath form hundreds of times. There are lots of fantastic tutorials to follow when making your own wreath, so I didn't reinvent the wheel. I used Beth's, from Home Stories A to Z, as my guide. You can check it out by clicking here.
Basically, I just wrapped two different colors of yarn around a wreath form I already had laying around in the garage. Most tutorials I've read say to leave the plastic packaging around the wreath so you don't have to worry about little bits of straw poking through, but since mine was already unwrapped, I just wrapped and glued some batting (leftover from my headboard project) around it to cover up the straw.
Once I had all of my yarn wrapped, I did a few X's like Beth mentions in her video. Then, I scoured around the house for a Fall looking accent, and I happened to find a great floral piece that my friend Mandy, from A Heart For Home, brought to me along with a basket filled with homemade bread, jams and pickles. Yum! I added in the the Fall floral piece and called the wreath a done deal. Thanks, Mandy!
The only things I purchased for this project were the two rolls of yarn, so I got a nice new wreath for less than $7. Not too shabby, eh?
The best part of this project was that I had no idea what it was going to look like when I was finished... I went into it without a real plan for how I was going to do the different colors of yarn, but I really like the way it turned out. So, I totally encourage you to do a project like this and just let the creativity flow! To help get you started, here are a bunch of other awesome inspirational wreath designs that were linked up on Tater Tots & Jello and a few I found on Pinterest.
|Madigan Made's Thumbtack Wreath|
|Paper Plate Wreath from Blue Sky Confections|
|Moss and Pumpkin Wreath |
(couldn't find the source!)
|Leaf Initial Wreath from Thrifty Abode|
I would love to see any wreaths you've made or hear if this project has inspired you, too. Just link them up in the comments or on my Facebook page! Have a great Monday!
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