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Thursday, March 8, 2012

An Easter Wreath

     We have had two days this week of 60 degree temps, and as a result I'm in major Spring mode! Today its in the low 40's but I don't care, those 60 degree days have me springing things up around here! Maybe next week I will give you my tips for "springing things" but today we're making a wreath. I love a good wreath project. Its crafty, and you have to think a little outside the box if you want to make your wreath unique. So if you want to follow along, here's what we're making!: 


     I have long loved yarn wrapped wreathes but never attempted one until now. Let me tell you, I learned a valuable lesson {and those of you who have worked with yarn can laugh at me, go ahead, I give you full permission! ;) } roll your yarn off the skein into a ball first! It took me an hour to do this with all the untangling that was necessary but it makes the rolling onto the wreath part easier.

     Now that you've got that part done, lets get started.

1)      First tie your yarn onto your wreath {picking any starting point you want} I used a foam wreath that is covered in burlap~ I bought it this way.



2)      Wrap your wreath with the yarn using this highly important method:


     If you can't quite tell, I have my leg through the wreath to keep it still and free up both hands. This part took me one full episode of "What not to wear".

3)      Once your wreath is wrapped, lay out all your stuff and hope that inspiration strikes! :) This is my favorite part. I knew I wanted to include a little nest and these cute speckled eggs I found at Jo-ann's. But that was as far as I had planned. So I got out my scrabble letters, fabric, and ribbon.



4)     Attach your cute stuff with hot glue. First, I glued on my nest, then added some drop cloth flowers and spanish moss around the nest. 


     Once I added these things I knew this wreath needed some rustic balance. So I used the drop cloth fabric, cut a long strip and just made some loops until I got the desired look I wanted.


     This still wasn't quite enough for me and I had this great ribbon that matched the yarn so I added some language to make this wreath reflect why Easter is so important to me. I love that the scrabble letters add that touch of rusticity too. 



10 points if you can see Hudson peeking out! ;)


Happy Spring!







I'm sharing this project here:

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11 comments:

  1. That is so pretty. I really love the addition of "He is risen".

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  2. Pretty wreath! Thank you for sharing at Potpourri Friday!

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  3. Oh I just love that Jody! Especially that you added the true meaning of Easter to it. :-) Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  4. I LOVE this! I love the "He is risen!" and the bird's nest and the colors--all of it! :)

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  5. I am in love, too! That color blue is perfect for spring and then the addition of the extra elements just makes it perfect!

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  6. Thanks for the great tutorial for this fun wreath. My daughter was talking about this very kind of wreath just he other day! I am a new follower!

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  7. Lovely! I will try to do this nice wreath for my door. I shared it on my blog. Is it ok? Thank you for your great tutorial.

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  8. Hey I just wanted to let you know I featured you on Blissful and Domestic this morning. Stop by and grab a button and check it out.

    Danielle
    Blissful and Domestic

    http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2012/03/30-spring-crafts-and-treats.html

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  9. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

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  10. I loved this wreath So Much that I recreated it in purple. I am proud of the results & my daughter must be too. She said to her friend, " Momma wrapped that whole thing with yarn!!"

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