Thursday, September 15, 2011

Craft Talk

My friend Nancy invited me to a craft night to make yarn wreaths and since I already had plans and therefore can't go I decided to make my own.  (Which I did and I love it.)  Let me first say that when I heard the words yarn and wreath together I thought "this is not going to be good."  But then I realized that Nancy was making them and since she is quite fashionable I thought I'd at least click on the link she sent with the invite.  And let me tell you I am glad I did.  I absolutely adore these wreaths!  You see I have been without wreaths for years now (other than a Christmas one that I rather like but that my husband hates).  And so over these wreathless years when I am at the craft store I will occasionally look through the wreaths but never find anything I really love (or if I did find something it was outrageously expensive).  So I am extremely excited to realize that I can make custom wreaths, to my exact desires, for $8 or less.  That is $8 if I needed to buy all the supplies.  But since I already own a large pile of felt, a ton of ribbon, and a huge basket of yarn - I really only need to buy the wreaths, which are $2.99 and a few extra details to decorate with.  How great is that?  In fact I have already planned to make myself one for every season plus Halloween and Christmas.  I am having the best time coming up with color schemes and decorations for each one.  And since it is September I decided to make an autumnal one first - I finished it yesterday and really like how it turned out. 

If you want to make one for yourself instructions and examples are here and here.  I found it helpful to refer to both blogs, because they each have slightly different directions and examples of finished wreaths- so between the two I figured out more of what I wanted to do.  Anyway that's my craft of the day- see you next time!

6 comments:

Nancy@OwensOlivia said...

Heather~ That turned out great!!! You cracked me up with the "yarn and wreath together" comment. I can't wait to do mine, but I haven't even thought of a design yet. Thanks for sharing!!

Heather McKeon said...

Thank you for the great idea! Though it's been around for years (where have I been?) I am glad you told me about them. I am a bit addicted now. So watch out!

Heather said...

Wow, so cute! I looove how the flowers turned out! :D My Brain is now scheming wreath ideas as well. Maybe some of those longish twigs sticking out... lol.

Catherine said...

ADORABLE! I've seen only one before and it was cute so now I am totes excited that I can make one on my own. Yours is killing me with the cuteness and autumnal-ness!

Heather McKeon said...

Well I've been thinking about choosing a crafty book for the next time I host book club (which is in Nov) so we can make these at it. It only takes a little over and hour to do it - so I thought it would be fun to make them while we chat. Whaddya think?

allyn said...

yours turned out so cute. the flowers are beautiful. i think this idea was big during the early 80's. seems like we had one. the 2011 version is much hipper, though.