Thursday, April 7, 2011

When the husband's away, with yarn I play!

I get bored easily. With C being deployed it's been bad. I come home and mess with the cats for hours, which usually results in them biting or scratching me to tell me they've had enough. (Party poopers). I also have been going to town making fabric button earrings. I don't know why, but it keeps me entertained. Anyway, I have been eyeing yarn wreaths for awhile now. Like this one.

Or this one


However, here lies the problem. I've been trying so darn hard to be good and not shop. So, in an effort to alleviate my need for a wreath and my cheapassness (yes that's a word!), I decided to DIY. Boom.

Here's the deets:


1 wreath (duh). I used a plastic covered straw wreath, 10". I am sure you could use foam, my Michael's sucks by my house and only had like 2 wreaths. FAIL.

1 spool or whatever it's called of yarn. I used a mustard color. By the way, Vanna White makes yarn. And I thought she only turned numbers for a living. You learn something new everyday....

Fabric glue



I wrapped my wreath with the plastic cover still on. Like so.
Sorry so dark. My cell takes crappy photos.

I'm sure if you use a foam wreath you could unwrap it, but I have yet to test that theory.

I tied a knot at the end of the yarn, glued it in place where I wanted it, and wrapped away. Then Tiger decided to QC my work. Just to make sure I was doing it right.

He also brought me the remote. He's weird.

I wrapped the whole thing, made another knot, and glued the two knots together in place. It didn't take as long as I thought actually. I did it while watching What Not to Wear. Don't jude me.

Lastly, I attached a pretty purple felt flower to the wreath for a pop of color. I glued it, and then sewed it later once the glue was dry. I have a bad kitten. I worried glue would make that sucker pop off and he'd eat it.

My final creation! Now, I just have to find a place to hang it....


  1. SO pretty my dear!!! I love all these wreaths!! They make me so happy!! Now I want to do another in a different color!! hehe!! :)

  2. So cute and so easy!
    Tiger obviously approves. ;)

  3. I love that! So cute and simple :) I might have to try it soon! (our walls are sadly still pretty bare)

  4. This turned out so cute! I have tons of yarn to use up...this might be my next project! :)

  5. So adorable! The yellow and purple combo is perfect for spring!

  6. I love making wreaths. Sigh. :)