Friday, July 15, 2011

Summer Yarn Wreath

Our front door has been in need of a new wreath for a long time.  I finally took the time to make one. I have fallen in love with the many yarn wreaths in blog land and knew that was what I wanted to make.  I purchased some Sensations Lovebug yarn at Joann's for a different project (coming up).  This yarn is so soft and  this color was perfect.
 I had a wreath form waiting around to be used so I wrapped the yarn around it.  It took two rounds to fill it in nicely because of the texture of this yarn.
 Next step: make a messCreate~ I dug around for some felt in my craft room.  I really didn't have the colors I really wanted but I made do with what I had.  I used different size bowls to draw some circles on the felt and I cut them out.  I always have my cup of coffee to keep me company.

 I cut the circles into swirls.
 Here they are all cut up
 I also cut some into strips
 Fold them in half and hot glue or stitch them~I hot glued~so much easier and quicker
 Then cut notches along the folded edge
 Roll them up and you have these cuties
 Don't forget to hot glue the end
 Next~finish the rosettes~I have craft ADD and hop around from one thing to another~maybe one day I will complete them in order~
Roll the felt swirls
 Hot glue the end~done~you have a pretty rosette.  I made some larger and some smaller ones.
 Hot glue your flowers to your wreath.
 The finished product.  Isn't it sweet?  
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Jennifer Dawn said...

What a beautiful wreath! Thanks for stopping by my little corner of the world earlier. I'm so glad you did.

Dacia said...

Ooo, I super love this wreath! Visiting from TT&J

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Your wreath is beautiful. I bet you could change the flowers to felt die cut snowflakes and it would look pretty in the winter too against the icy blue!

BluBabesCreate said...

Really gorgeous job! Thanks for stopping by!

Michelle said...

So pretty! That yarn is great and really added to the wreath!! I am visiting from Tatertots and Jello and I am a new follower! I would love love love if you would link this up to my Delicately Constructed linky party!
I hope you have a fabulous weekend and I see you around soon!

Stephanie Suzanne ♥ Queen of Dreamsz said...

Hi Ruth,

It's so pretty...perfect for summer. I love the color yarn you used too. I've started a new blog just for my crochet and sewing. I'd love to have you visit and follow me. My Queen of Dreamsz blog will be concentrating on my vintage sewing patterns and other images I have.

Have a wonderful day,
Stephanie Suzanne ♥
Queen of Dreamsz

Anonymous said...

that's gorgeous!! i might make some of those flowers as lapel/scarf pins! thanks for the tutorial!

Donna said...

That is super sweet! I love the look of that yarn. I also have craft ADD! I have so many projects laying around that need to get done. I browse too many craft blogs and get so inspired so I start new projects before I complete one. lol

stitching under oaks said...

oh. my. goodness. that is adorable. love the full bunch of flowers you adorned it with....great job!

Maureen said...

So super cute! I did a plain yarn version, but I love the textured yarn you used!! <3 your newest fan and follower!! :)

MJ said...

Very cute! Love the ruffle flowers :)

Before the Sun Goes Down said...

That is too cute! I love how you used different flowers. Really creates some texture! I have some novelty yarns laying around--I might just have to try this!

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