Monday, January 24, 2011

A Late Winter Yarn Wreath

I love the yarn wreath I made last summer, but have been itching to make a new one. So last weekend, I popped into Joann's to find some new wreath inspiration!

Ok, I didn't *pop* into Joann's. I walked a mile in the frigid cold and snow to get there. Gotta love living in downtown Chicago without a car!


Immediately I was drawn to the floral section, and found these AWESOME green and white pearl/berry branches. Apparently they were from Christmas, though they hardly looked it, but I wasn't arguing because that meant they were 90% off!! Yes, the $2 branches were going to ring up for 20 cents. Score!

Once I had my pearl/berry branches in hand, it was easy to then find some great yarn to match and the styrofoam wreath form. I could hardly wait to get home!


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Unlike the last yarn wreath I made, where I perfectly wrapped the yarn in nice neat rows, I wanted this one to look more unkempt and natural. I specifically went back and forth at different angles with the yarn to create a layered, perfectly imperfect look.

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I'll be honest, it took a long time to wrap it this way, especially because I used all of the yarn so it would be a fuller wreath. But it was easy to do one night sitting in front of the TV!

The next morning, I got up to finish this lovely. Using the two pearl/berry branches, I wrapped the wire ends around the wreath, and used just a spot of hot glue to keep the tops affixed to the upper side of the wreath.

I just love it! It's the perfect late-winter look for my door!

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18 comments:

  1. I ADORE this! I've been wanting to make one for Valentine's Day. I made one out of those berry stems for Christmas, but have seen so many cute yarn wreaths lately that I really want to make one! Gotta love 90% off!!!

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  2. This is gorgeous! Beautiful work...I just love the colors and how whimsical it looks!

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  3. This is now my favorite project of yours, especially given the entry you already wrote about it that cracked me up!

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  4. That is just beautiful! You definitely have the gift!!!

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  5. Very pretty! Perfect for winter!
    Thanks for linking up!

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  6. This is so fun! I love the mix of yarn and winterberries!

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  7. Just coming back to tell you that I started my wreath yesterday!

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  8. beautiful! found you via creations by kara - love your modge podge wine label craft too! :)

    threesisterz.blogspot.com

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  9. I sooooo LOVE the colors that you used here. I’m having a GIVEAWAY…would love to have you come by and enter to win a gift card and some goodies!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  10. I can't wait to try and make a yarn wreath! This is just lovely!

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  11. I love the wreath...great way to use up some yarn, too! I think it'd be pretty lying flat with a candle-scape in the middle! Great idea!

    Angela

    http://amcinnisartworks.blogspot.com

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  12. That is so pretty. I love the mix of colors and the "unkempt" appearance. I'll definitely be trying this. I also have some of that eyelash yarn that I'd like to use with the regular yarn...might look interesting.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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