Well, I have a Christmasy post today :) I made a wreath for the front door again this year and have had a few people ask how I made it so I wanted to share it with you!
I've seen my picture frame wreath from a couple years ago a lot on pinterest and it makes me happy to see that people liked it so much!! :) This year I did something a little more whimsy. It all started when I was black friday shopping with my sisters in law and saw a yarn ball wreath at Target. It was adorable and $20. I didn't want to spend $20 so I decided to make one. I got my yarn at Joanns and used coupons. Would you believe I got all this yarn for $7???
I got the wreath form (18 inch but you can do any size) at the dollar tree (love that store.) So I had just over $8 in the supplies (less than half of the Target wreath!)
I considered getting styrofoam balls (they even had them in packs of 4 or 5 at the dollar tree) but I would have needed TONS and this would have made my cost in supplies way too much. So, I decided to crumple up old magazine pages and wrap those with yarn to start my balls :)
I took these pictures when it was dark, excuse the terrible coloring... Anyway, I added pages to make some bigger forms, tried to make a few different sizes.
To start covering in yarn I just added a dab of hot glue to the paper and attached the yarn, started wrapping. I tried to turn the ball continuously to get a more random/messy look so that the yarn wasn't all going in the same direction. I just wrapped and wrapped. Didn't add glue as I went along, just glued the end when I was finished with the ball. They hold together fine.
This was a bit time consuming! I made LOTS of yarn balls.... LOTS.
I chose to do four colors and tried to keep the same number of balls in each color. Then, I just started attaching.
I would suggest maybe deciding how you want to place the balls before you start gluing. I didn't do this and kept having to even it up. That was frustrating.
I made tiny balls to fill in the gaps, add filler in spots that needed it.
Just keep adding till it looks the way you want it. I didn't take a lot of pictures of this process but didn't think it was necessary.
Once it was done I added some plastic glittery snowflake ornaments (also from the dollar tree) and I think it really finished it off.
I love how it looks on my red front door :)
Merry Christmas and here's to hoping that I get better with this blogging thing :p
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