Thursday, November 4, 2010

More Fun Craftiness.

One of the items I tend to ogle when I see them on Etsy are yarn wreaths. They're colorful and pretty, and the possibilities are as endless as the imagination! I decided it would be fun to dive in and try my hand at it.


Wrapping the yarn around the wreath form wasn't as tedious as I expected, but it was still very time consuming! I opted for a 12" wreath form and used approximately half of a 7 oz ball of yarn. Happily, I had all of the other materials I needed already in my craft stash! I choose Vanilla, White, and Nutmeg to color my flowers, and added a couple of simply embroidered moss leaves for interest. I then nestled tiny freshwater pearls in the small Nutmeg buds.


To complete the look, I tied pretty creamy colored cotton lace at intervals across the top left corner. I had just enough lace for what I wanted to do! I also played around with adding sprigs of cranberries, but decided to forgo them for now (though I may change my mind sixteen times in the next couple of week).


I'm not going to lie, it was a fun change to bust out the glue gun and not have to focus on precisely placing every hand embroidered stitch! The only thing that I don't like is that since my wreath is on my front door, I only see it when I come and go. I'm half tempted to make another one to hang in my living room where I can see it all day! I do believe, at the very least, that I shall buy two small 6" wreath forms and use the rest of my yarn to make tiny wreaths for my front windows. It'll look so festive!

4 comments:

Petals said...

Oh it is so cute!. I started one weeks ago of just white rosettes. I got 3/4 of the way done before I ran out of rosettes. Eventually I will make it back to the craft store for more felt to finish it up.

Kelly said...

I love it! I have been thinking about trying this for awhile, maybe this weekend!

Meg said...

it's so cute!!! i love the idea of wrapping lace around it, also love the idea of using freshwater pearls - how pretty! i really like the cranberries mixed in -- that would look great for the holidays. i'm going to have to make a Christmas one pretty soon here!

Jana said...

Ooooh AAaaah. I love it.