Sunday, April 3, 2011

getting my craft on

Oh, how I missed crafting! As of late, my projects are more of the baby-food-making, diaper-changing, wheels-on-the-bus-singing variety. This project has sparked my creativity though, and I have a feeling that this little blog is going to be seeing much more crafty action.

This wreath is not going to end up on my front door like I had originally planned — it's not exactly weather-proof and it doesn't coordinate with our red door. But I must admit, this is one of my favourite projects to date, and probably the cheapest.

It all started with this wreath for $1.99 from Value Village.


I decided to cover it with yarn. Seemed silly to buy anymore supplies when I've got all kinds of stuff in all kinds of crafty totes and drawers. I picked the chunkiest yarn I had, and it was dark grey.



It took a while to wind it around and around the wreath. I cut long lengths of yarn and did it in small sections, hot gluing the ends until it was totally covered.


Then it was time to embellish my fuzzy little wreath. First, I ripped strips of fabric.



I twisted and wound the fabric into tight spirals, using hot glue on the back to keep everything in place, to create these little fleurs.


Wait for it ... Ta da!


I love the yellow and grey! Now I just need to find a place for it in my house. My first attempt at fabric flowers turned out better than I evert would've expected. I'm going to be slapping these babies on projects of all sorts ... oh, the possibilities!

4 comments:

  1. I am dying at the GORGEOUSNESS! LOVE the colours, LOVE the textures, LOVVVVVE the cute little flowers. I want to get back into crafting, too! I miss it!

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  2. This is my favourite craft right now. They're just so easy! I used the smooth green foam wreath forms from Michael's.

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  3. I love this ... and I want one ... and I think you should sell them.

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