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!