9.23.2011

Fall Yarn Wrapped Wreath

I finally got around to making a fall wreath for our front door today. The poor door was still adorned with the wreath I made for SPRING. Poor door.

Here's a little before and after for you.
                                                                                 
  
What a sad spring wreath this was when I took it down today. I promise it looked much better than this when I first hung it up.  And look at the beautiful fall wreath! I am in love. 

Let me walk you through what I did to make this re-make happen. That's right. Its the same wreath... just re-made

Knowing that this was going to be messier than your average project, I got out an old towel to catch all of the debris. This is NOT a lap project like yesterday's beaded ribbon necklace. I repeat... do not try to do this in your lap. 

Taking off all of the moss was the first step. I knew that I wanted the fall wreath to be wrapped in yarn, so all of that lovely, dry, fussy, dusty, get-all-over-the-place-when-you-try-to-rip-it-off, moss had to go. Let me tell ya, that was a project in itself. 

Here is a close up of the cute little birds before I took them off. I wish I had taken a picture of what was underneath. It was hilarious. Apparently this had been a really lush, bright green colored moss when it was in it's prime. I had a good laugh. 

 Here is what the empty wreath form looked like when all of the moss was gone. 

Then I was able to start wrapping the wreath form with the yarn. 

To get started, just put a dab of hot glue on the wreath form and stick the end of the yarn in it. 

Keep wrapping the yarn around and around the wreath form until you have gone all the way around the wreath. When you have completely wrapped the wreath, just add another dab of hot glue to the back of the wreath and secure the end of the yarn. 

Here is what mine looked like when I was finished wrapping it. 

When I was hunting around our home for things that I could use for fall decor, I happened upon these beautiful purple fall mums, maroon sunflowers, and fall leaves that I forgot I had! I was so excited because I knew I could use them in making a wreath. 

Here is what I did to add them to the wreath. Let's break it down in steps: 

Step 1: I cut the stems of the flowers and fall leaves using some basic wire cutters. 

 Step 2: I added the purple mums. I just poked the wire stems down into the foam. 

Step 3: I added the maroon sunflowers to the mix. 

Step 4: I filled it out with fall leaves. 


Now I have a bright, beautiful, full, fall wreath for our front door. The best part is, I re-made it completely out of things I had at home.



Have you made a new fall wreath this year? Leave a link to your blog post in the comments.

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2 comments:

  1. That turned out darling! You are beginning to inspire me! love the colors of the flowers! I really do love the necklaces you made as well..You Craftin Cutie!

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