Thursday, November 11, 2010

DIY: Yarn Wreath

With the passing of Halloween it was time to take down the Candy Corn Wreath and move on to something else.  It's too early for Christmas decorations so I wanted something Autumn-y.  This is what I came up with:

A yarn wreath featuring Fall colors! 

I used a 16-inch straw wreath form (you could also use foam if that's what you have, but if you're buying something new specifically for this project, I'd recommend the straw form because it's cheaper.  A foam form would definitely be easier to cover though because it's smooth.) and wrapped it with a multi-colored yarn.  It took a whole skein and I actually ran out towards the end (oops!) so I used a little bit of brown yarn that I had to finish it off.  I think it looks okay though.  If you're careful with your wrapping you could probably get the whole thing covered with a single skein, but I had never done this before so I kind of over-wrapped in the beginning.

Then, I crocheted a few flowers with coordinating yarn and attached them with my hot glue gun. 

I really like how it turned out and it was inexpensive to make.  This should take us right up to Christmas time!


Please Share Your Thoughts!