an extruded foam wreath like this one, would be much neater. That kind doesn't shed like my Goodwill find, however Hobby Lobby wasn't open at 9pm on Saturday when I decided to make this!) yarn, my trusty floral pins, and some felt, buttons and ribbons all on hand!
I started by wrapping yarn around my floral pin and shoving it in the wreath, at an angle so it wouldn't come through the front of the wreath. I left the end attached to the skein of yarn initially but later realized it was too much of a pain to try to move that whole thing around the wreath. I ended up pulling out a big wad and working in sections.
One thing I decided to do was wrap a shorter amount of yarn in sections around the wreath. Because of the type of styrofoam I was working with, I couldn't slide the yarn to fill gaps. Having those pieces that weren't part of the later strands gave me something that I could move a little.
It only took me about an hour to wrap the whole thing, My wreath was about 12 inches, and I wasn't aiming for perfection. I am sure if you were more precise, or had a larger wreath, it would take longer.
My plain brown wreath needed a little "something" to make it feel St. Patty's and actually, these clovers, from Pinterest, inspired the whole thing. The blogger made barrettes with her clovers, but I spruced mine up by sewing a button in the middle and attaching them to my wreath (with floral pins, of course).
I turned a little ribbon into a bow, and added it. I decided to leave it at that! This is another wreath, like my burlap one, that will easily transition to a different season. Because I didn't hot glue anything it will be a snap to remove the clovers and replace them with other seasonal accents. But for now, I am really liking the bit o' green it is bringing to my front door!
I think St.Patty's day is fun!! Your wreath is cute with out being "too much":)ReplyDelete
How did I miss this post? But I noticed your wreath the last time we were over, I have been meaning to ask you about it! It looks great! I love yarn wreaths! I too pinned the little shamrocks on Pinterest, yours turned out great!ReplyDelete
YOU are turning me into a mad, wreath-making woman. ;) Just did one and planning my next. =)ReplyDelete
Super cute. I believe I'm a bit jealous.ReplyDelete
WOW! You are amazing! I love the ideas you share and how you wrote in your profile about doing as close as possible as what God wants you to do! =)ReplyDelete
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