Saturday, November 07, 2009

Make a yarn wreath

Remember those cool wreaths decked out with yarn? Starbucks had them last year, but were too stingy to sell them. That was very unfortunate because we were in the middle of a major cross-country move and all of our Christmas decorations were MIA. It was one week before Christmas when we arrived to our new City and it would have been nice to have had a ready-made yarn wreath.

The wreaths caught attention of the knitters I know and my friend, Angella, decided to do something about it.
She found a blogger who posted about making her own wreath. Using Kara's information as a guideline, Angella gathered her supplies and we got together.

We had a goal, one besides hanging a finished masterpiece. Ang is hosting a wreath making party later this month and we wanted to be able to test the theory and make a list of the supplies needed for her size of wreath. We were skeptical that all of this could be accomplished with just a glue gun. Withstanding actual use for the entire season was a concern and we decided to enhance the stability with floral wire. We used a lot of floral wire.

I wish we had taken more in-process photos and I will at the party. In addition, I will post a list of supplies.
The result was incredibly beautiful. My color scheme is already chosen and I will be picking up things to put into my very own wreath.


Linda said...

Guess I better start digging thru my stash for green yarns.

Saffron said...

OMG, that is AWESOME! Can't wait to see progress photos!

Susan (and SmokeyBlue in spirit) said...

I love it!!!!

Does the glue kill the yarn so it cannot be used again? It looks like a lot of yarn unless one takes advantage of the 25% off sale at AC Moore this week.

HomeMadeOriginals said...

That is gorgeous, thanks for posting!

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous! I can't wait to hear more about it - thanks for posting this!