Friday, January 20, 2012

Welcome Yarn Wreath

So I've seen so many of these yarn wreaths around and I REALLY wanted to make my own!
Plus my door needed something now that Christmas was over :)

I've also seen how people make them out of pipe insulation foam.
So that's what I tried!

Got me a long piece and cut it to the size circle I wanted.

Then I made the circle, using duct tape to secure the ends.
Now, I will say that the circle became more of an egg shape as time went on.
But I'll show you how I dealt with that a little later on.

I had found this beautiful teal yarn at Micheal's on sale recently.
I knew it would be perfect for the wreath.

Then I began the wrapping process.
Which took, like, over 2 hours!

Me and the wreath weren't friends after this.
I had to put him away somewhere after the wrapping was all done.
I couldn't bear to look at him anymore.
We needed a little time apart.

Well after a good 2 weeks of separation, I decided to finish the wreath.
I had also found these ornament shaped chipboard books for 75% off.

I cut off the top part to make a circle.
I made a total of 7 circles.

Then I found some fun paper I wanted to use and cut out circles using these circle template cutters I have.

Then I mod-podged them to the circles.

I used my Cricut to cut out the letters.

Then I modpodged those to the circles too.

I had found some yellow fabric and made a big bow for the top.
This covered the "egg" shape I was talking about earlier.

Glued the bow and the circles to the wreath.

I LOVE how it turned out!
It brings a nice freshness to my door!

But never again.
NEVER AGAIN will I make another stinkin' yarn wreath.

Have you made a yarn wreath before?


Mindie Hilton said...

Super cute wreath. Besides my weekly Anything goes Fri-Monday linky, I am hosting a Valentine contest with some great prizes. I hope you will link up for a chance to win.

Sandra Appling said...

Very cute!! I have found it is much easier to wrap most of the foam insulation before you tape the ends together. Then, you don't have to be moving the yarn, just twisting the foam. Just leave a few inches on one end and start wrapping, when you are a couple inches from the other end tape it up, then wrap over the tape! I've done it the two hour way before, and this is a much easier 30 minute substitute! :)

Patti said...

This looks so cute and festive! Please stop over to enter my giveaway for digital scrapbook software!

Laina @ Vibrant Serenity said...

I am totally diggin' your wreath, Courtney! I'd seen it on Pinterest a few times, but didn't realize you'd made it. Love the colors you chose, as well!

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