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I’m Not Crafty but I Made This Wreath! (Works for Me Wednesday)

December21

Sooo . . . I saw these beautiful yarn wreaths on Etsy. Loved the vibrant colors and simple, modern aesthetic. Figured, what the heck, I’ll bet I can make that! And you know what? Turns out I can!

I didn’t take pictures in progress but it’s really simple. You need:

  • Styrofoam wreath core (messy)
  • One skein of yarn (you’ll have lots left so get a small one)
  • Hot glue
  • A silk flower – or make your own flower with paper or felt

That’s it. Pop your butt on the couch and watch “The Sing-Off” or something that doesn’t require you to look up constantly. Start wrapping the wreath with the yarn. Took me about 2 hours total and the yarn got a little . . . sideways but I think it looks fine. When you’re finished, glue the end in the back. Then take your flower – if you’re using a fake one like I did, just cut it off so there’s only about an inch of stem, jam it in the wreath, pull it back out, put some hot glue in the hole, then stick the flower back in.

That’s it. I like the results so much I might try other color combos. I’m feeling the need for pink right now . . .

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“I’m Not Crafty but I Made This Wreath! (Works for Me Wednesday)”

  1. On January 28th, 2012 at 7:32 pm Random Neural Firings » Blog Archive » I Did It Again Says:

    [...] liked the turquoise yarn wreath so much that I decided to make a pink one for Valentine’s Day. Same as before, only this time [...]

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  2. On December 18th, 2012 at 4:43 pm Random Neural Firings » Blog Archive » Make a Marshmallow Wreath! Says:

    [...] don’t know what it is with me and wreaths but I started making them last year (see here, here and here) and when I saw this marshmallow wreath on Pinterest, I couldn’t resist making [...]

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