Sunday, March 21, 2010

Spring Wreaths

I saw this Spring Wreath Tutorial a few days ago and two thoughts crossed my mind:

1. I HAVE to make one
2. I have some unmarked, don't know where it came from, green novelty yarn in my stash (and you know how I love to use stuff I already have!)

So off I go to my local craft store to buy the wreath base. Brought it home and wrapped it half way when I ran out of what I thought was a full skein (it wasn't) of green fur. Another trip back to the afore mentioned craft store plus the only other craft store in town and no luck on more green fun fur. Did I mention this was all happening on St. Patrick's Day? NOT the best day to be searching for green novelty yarn evidently. They were cleaned out.


So I bought a smaller wreath form and made a smaller one. This one I embellished with wrapped fabric flowers.  I pinned them on with tiny head pins that are hidden in the fabric folds. (Note: The flowers were made using the techniques from this video tutorial).

It's hanging on the inside of my front door and I love it!


Now I have a large wreath form and no real plans for it. Then I remembered I had a full skein (this time I was sure it was a full skein) of Paton's Cha Cha yarn in perfect Easter colors. Let the wrapping begin again.


The variegated yarn did all the striping itself. Good little yarn! And how fun is this wreath??? I glue gunned on a couple plastic eggs, tied a thick green silk ribbon and VOILA!

We are ready for Spring!!

7 comments:

Jingle said...

Oh, these are so cute! I absolutely ADORE that little green fluffy one!

Valencia said...

So beautiful!!!

Natalie Simons said...

Love love love the wreaths. They are so cute and festive. How fun!

JR and Brynn said...

Oh my goodness I love the Easter wreath so much! I love all the colors and the eggs. Perfect!! These are super fun!

Diane Benson said...

So cute! You have to teach me to make the flowers, please?

Aimee said...

Cute! How do you make the wrapped fabric flowers! They make the plain wreaths look so adorable! Would love it if you could do a tutorial?!?! :)

Tif said...

Aimee,
Here's a link to the tutorial that I used to learn to make the flowers:

http://vimeo.com/9260032

---Tif

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