Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Valentine's Yarn Wreath

I never used to decorate for Valentine's Day at all - but seeing all the cute projects everyone has inspired me to start. So this year I'm adding to my decor with a yarn wreath. I needed something new on the door anyway!

I started with a foam heart form that I found at the thrift, some batting and some chunky red yarn.

I cut strips of the batting and wrapped the form with it. I glued it using tacky glue, but hot glue would have worked, too. However, I now kind of wish I had either not used the batting, or not used such a chunky yarn.

And then start wrapping. And wrapping. And keep wrapping till it's all covered. As I mentioned previously, the points on this thing were a lot harder than I thought they'd be. Then again, I think that also has something to do with the combo of batting and thick yarn.

Eventually the entire form will be covered, and you will have something like this. Looks a little wonky to be, but I decided to keep going.

I gathered up some sheets of felt. I knew I wanted to include some turquoise, but that's really all I had planned at this point. It's hard for me to take pictures of making the flowers, etc, because I didn't have a specific plan. I just kind of play with it until I get something I like.

For this little bunting I used some red & white bakers twine, white felt, some very old Making Memories letters and some turquoise brads.

I thought it needed something on the side, so instead of flowers I did this little banner.

And of course, felt flowers. It was my first time making the ones with the little petals. Super fun & easy!

And here it is! This is outside so I could get the best light.

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And here it is on our ugly door. It's not crooked - it's meant to hang at an angle. I really was unsure of this thing when it was just wrapped in yarn, but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out. Maybe I'll do a St. Patty's Day one next!

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14 comments:

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Super cute! I love how it came out. :)

I'd love for you to link up and share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-25.html

Alexis @ persia lou said...

Very cute! I especially like the little banner.

Lolly Jane said...

K wow, love this! Pinned it! (:

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

This turned out great! I hope you will link this up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party if you haven't already.

www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

I made something similar, but now I want to go back and put some felt flowers on it! So cute!

Bonnie and Trish @ Uncommon said...

There are so many yarn wreaths out there, but this stands out as one of the BEST ones I have seen. We would love for you to share this at our link party. I know that our readers would enjoy it!

www.uncommondesignsonline.com

chris said...

Darling wreath, Wendy! I love the texture and the felt flowers. Well done.

Stevie said...

That is SUPER cute! I tried a yard wreath and it was a disaster. I think I'll try a St. Patty's day one and follow your post. Plus I love your felt flowers. Super cute!! Thanks for visiting my post at Copycat Queen. I haven't linked up my identity with my blog yet!!

Amanda said...

That's super cute! I LOVE the color combination!

Sarah said...

This is so cute! I especially like the little banner, I haven't seen that done before...I might be trying that one :) Stop by for a visit when you have a chance! www.pickedbyjane.blogspot.com ~Sarah

Karen said...

I love it! The flowers are gorgeous!! I would love you to stop by and link this up at Friday Frolic:)

http://www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2012/02/friday-frolic-13.html

gail said...

yay! your wreath turned out really cute!
thanks for sharing @ catch as catch can
gail

Serendipity and Spice said...

This turned out so cute! It's amazing what all you can do with yarn without knowing how to knit!! :) Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
-Melissa
http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

So cute!!! It really came out great!!! :)

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