This weekend while prepping for Miss. Irene, I got bit by the craft bug. When it happens, it happens. There's no denying it.
Lucky for me, I had an 18" straw wreath I bought over a month ago sitting in my living room, needing some desperate love and attention.
I'd been eyeing up some yarn wreaths on Pinterest for a while, knowing I wanted to make something involving yarn-wrapping and then adding my own fabric & felt flowers.
Well--here's what I ended up with. Please note: I am beyond bummed I don't have my nice camera to take photos with yet. These are iPhone pictures and they do NOT do it justice.
Step 1: Get a wreath or whatever you want to use as a wreath (I know people are using flexible tubing now, too). Start wrapping with your favorite yarn. I had this in my closet from my old scarf-making days. I like it because it has different textures to it.
Step 2: Keep wrapping. It takes freakin' forever. Make sure not to leave gaps.
Step 3: Admire the fact that you wrapped that about 2938203982 times and how nice it looks.
Step 4: Make fabric flowers/felt flowers*, add lace & whatever else you want to make areas of your wreath stand out. Lay things out before pinning down/or gluing down. *You can find tutorials all over the internet on flower making if you don't know how.
Step 5: Use fabric, ribbon or lace as a way to hang. Step back and admire your good work. :)
I may have this intense urge to make wreaths for all over the house, and every time/season/holiday of the year now.
Happy wreath making.
Pictures with a nice camera. Woop!