Tuesday, November 16, 2010

DIY Yarn Wreath

Last week I bookmarked this great DIY post from Joi's blog

Here is Joi's wreath:

Joi got the tutorial from Lindsay.

Here is Lindsay's take on it:

Lindsay got the tutorial from Danielle via Meg's blog.

Here is Danielle's version:

Here is Megan's version:

I knew right away that I wanted to tackle it as well. I hadn't decorated the house at all for Fall/Thanksgiving so I was excited to work on something to add a little holiday cheer to my house.

I went to Michaels and purchased the following items:

1 yarn skein $2.99
1 large straw wreath $3.99
10 sheets of felt $2

This project was super easy. It did take about 2 hours to get the wreath covered in yarn, but making and adding the flowers was only about 30 mins.

Here is mine:

I got obsessed making those flowers so I made a hair accessory as well:

While I was busy making the headband Jon had fun with the felt:

{Totally random that we have mini army men just laying around the house so that he could easily set up this scene.}

How you tried making one yet? Any other easy decoration projects you can recommend?



Blogger Helena - A Diary of Lovely said...

I saw this too and wanted to make it, everyone says how easy it is, i will definitely to to tackle it :)

November 16, 2010 at 9:09 AM  
Blogger Anne-Marie @ 10 Rooms said...

Just pulled eight foam wreath forms out of the cupboard yesterday and thought "what can I do with these?" Next weekends project, found :) Thanks for sharing!

November 16, 2010 at 9:15 AM  
Blogger leanne said...

I love it! am definitely going out to get supplies tomorrow, thank you x

November 16, 2010 at 9:17 AM  
Blogger Debbie@Vintage Scout Interiors said...

I cannot tell you how that army man scene made my day. :)
How about some of those little felt flowers to pin on scarves and such!

November 16, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Shannon said...

Haha I literally just took a break from wrapping mine in yarn! Lovin all the different color combos!

November 16, 2010 at 9:28 AM  
Blogger Leah said...

i love this! so cool to see how different everyone's take on it looks too.

November 16, 2010 at 10:09 AM  
OpenID In the Tweeds said...

So cute! When I scrolled to yours I smiled! Love the colors! And love Jon's army scene, hilarious.

November 16, 2010 at 10:19 AM  
Blogger jandjhome said...

It came out great. I did one last week the day Joi posted hers. It was easy and it came out so cute.
Here's my post. http://jandjhome.blogspot.com/2010/11/diy-fall-wreath.html

November 16, 2010 at 10:32 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

Ha! The tank is so hilarious!! And the wreath and headband look great of course!

November 16, 2010 at 10:41 AM  
Blogger Lynett said...

HAHA! They're everywhere! I just posted up mine today. Yours is fabulous!

November 16, 2010 at 10:42 AM  
Blogger Living It At Home said...

Super cute! Lovely for Thanksgiving. I am looking for a wreath and this would be a great alternative! Cute headband too!

November 16, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Blondie said...

These are adorable! Love the roses...can't wait to try it! Head on over and check out my Christmas giveaway if you haven't already!


Kori xoxo

November 16, 2010 at 11:24 AM  
Blogger Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Ah, love it! Spreading the DIY love around the blogosphere! Actually though, Joi got the idea from my blog, and I got it from Meg, so you've go the two wreaths switched up. Mine's the second one and Meg's is the third one. (Blog links are mixed up too!)

I love your blue version! :)

November 16, 2010 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Cassie {Hi Sugarplum!} said...

those are great...I'm still glueing burlap to every glass vase I own...but hopefully moving on to a wreath soon!

Thanks for the post!

November 16, 2010 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

I've been wanting to do this! Now I have to, they are just too cute!

November 16, 2010 at 11:50 AM  
Blogger Lindsay @ Aisle to Aloha said...

Whoops, actually, just checked and the third wreath picture (and link) you have up is the actual tutorial that MEG got it from. (Not mine or Meg's!) Here's Meg's, from which I borrowed the idea.


Just want everyone to get the right credit! :) Have a fabulous day!

November 16, 2010 at 11:55 AM  
Blogger Katie @ Noodle and Boof said...

so cute!

November 16, 2010 at 12:30 PM  
Blogger Merissa said...

I love this idea!! So easy to make! And I love the bright colors!! And the headband. This will be perfect for me to make for a Christmas-obsessed friend! And it'll stay nice year after year! Thanks for sharing!

November 16, 2010 at 12:33 PM  
Blogger A Flair for Vintage Decor said...

Love these wreaths...I may try one! Take care, Caroline

November 16, 2010 at 12:56 PM  
Blogger christine {bijouandboheme} said...

LOVE this- definitely going to tackle this one as well- I think I might actually be able to pull it off. Love yours and the headband- the hubby pic is hilarious!

November 16, 2010 at 1:11 PM  
Blogger Michaela said...

Great wreath! I love how everyone's is the same concept, but their individual personality comes through! Your headband is great. And how funny about what your husband made! (:

November 16, 2010 at 1:31 PM  
Blogger Sarah @ Comfort and Joy said...

Wow these wreaths are popping up everywhere! I blogged about them recently: http://comfortandjoyblog.blogspot.com/2010/10/wreaths-that-dont-suck.html

I made the argyle one shown in my post, but I am thinking of doing the floral wreath as a Christmas present. The winding does take time, but I'm glad to know it was easy to do the flower part!

November 16, 2010 at 3:18 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

adding it to the list :)

November 16, 2010 at 7:58 PM  
Blogger Just Like Any Other Girl, Only More So said...

I laughed out loud at the army guys and tank!! Love all the different colors for everyone's wreaths!

November 16, 2010 at 8:44 PM  
Blogger Morgan said...

Love them all! Great work!

November 16, 2010 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

I made one! Here's Mine


It was pretty easy and fun. We sat and watched Harry Potter while I wrapped yarn.

November 17, 2010 at 9:16 AM  
Blogger Gina @ MoneywiseMoms said...

I love your felt flowers and want to make some to embellish the frame I did this project in (you wanted an easy project--look how easy!):

November 17, 2010 at 5:51 PM  
Anonymous kelly said...

This is exactly what I need to decorate my door, love!!

November 18, 2010 at 11:54 PM  
Blogger Haven and Home said...

Awww, just seeing you in this picture makes me miss you so much!!! I have been thinking about you!!!!



November 20, 2010 at 5:17 PM  

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