Sunday, November 6, 2011

DIY // Handmade Yarn Wreaths

I made a trip over the river and through the woods (literally) to my hometown this past weekend for some much needed quality time with the family.  We ate, drank and were merry. And then we decided to get all crafty and bust out some yarn wreaths.

We tried to do it on the cheap by using The Penny Parlor's tip to use foam tubing from the hardware store ($.97) for the round bases, but the only stuff I found had a slit in it and I just couldn't manage to make a nice round shape.  We also tried to score some free yarn on freecycle.  No one was giving it up.  So, to Joann Fabrics we went, without a single coupon in hand.  Fail, Fail, Fail.

The Supplies:





Check it.

The finished products.  (dang camera phone...)
My personal fave.

So, what are you decking your halls with?  Are you making or buying your decorations this year?



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19 comments

  1. I love them! That green one is beautiful. :)

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  2. They look awesome! Look at you all crafty and stuff... :)

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  3. Wow! Fabulous job! That one is my favorite too. Would you pretty please share here?

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-home-for-holidays-party.html

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  4. Hi Amy. I will definitely share and can't wait to delve into all your past projects!

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  5. I <3 them all!! Glad you found my tip. I'll have to make one for my house too :)

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  6. PS- mine has a slit in it too. I guess it only works with wreaths that have "chunky" decor.

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  7. I completely adore them!! That reindeer one takes the cake! I would love it if you would stop by and link this up to my linky party going on right now :)http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/bedazzle-me-monday-7_6572.html

    Also, make sure you check out Random Act of Kindness Week going on next week. I would love to see you be a part of it!! :)
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

    Have a great week!

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  8. They are all so cute!! I love that little snowman. You can see my holiday wreath here.
    http://thesimplylivingblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-wreath.html

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  9. Thanks everyone! @Nikki - thanks for the invite and I already have something in mind for the Random Acts of Kindness week! @Kimberly - i love your wreath and it looks much less tedious than wrapping tiny strings of yarn. might need to try your way next!

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  10. Pinning this. I love them all. I'm sort of new to making wreaths. Do you attach the wire rounds to the styrofoam ones? I love the reindeer one too.

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  11. @Carrie, Thanks! I used the wire round as a temporary base for the ball wreath while I planned out the positions and hot glued the balls together.

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  12. I love these! My mind is already spinning with ideas... I may have to lure you over with promises of food (and drink of course) for holiday crafts! Thanks for sharing :)

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  13. I featured your wreaths as one my favorite linkies from last week's Bedazzle Me Monday!! Feel free to stop by and grab a feature button!! Thanks for linking. Hope to see you again this week :)
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-dazzled_13.html

    Hope to see you at Random Act of Kindness Week this week!!
    http://everything-underthemoon.blogspot.com/2011/11/kindness-and-thanksgiving.html

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  14. Despite the fact that the freecycle and hardware store options didn't pan out, your wreaths really did turn out beautifully -- well worth the money spent at JoAnns!

    With all the blog parties out there, and at one of the busiest times of the year, it means an awful lot that you take the time to share your talent on “A Little Birdie Told Me…” Tuesdays at Rook No. 17!

    Jenn

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  15. Hi! I have become a follower of your blog and awarded you the Liebster blog award!

    http://happylizard.blogspot.com/2011/11/i-got-award-sorta-i-think-i-like-this.html

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  16. What a great Job :)
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  17. Your wreathes turned out great! Thanks for sharing.
    Jen

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  18. These are awesome! Stopping over from Momnivore's Dilemma! If you get a second, I'd love for you to link up to my Holiday Happenings Link party! Anything Holiday goes! http://wp.me/p1SSXe-vp Thanks!!

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