Yarn Wrapped Fall Wreath | My Girlish Whims

Yarn Wrapped Fall Wreath

Friday, September 7, 2012 |
Let me start by saying I'm a very picky wreath person. I just think so many of them out there are just plain ugly (sorry blog land). After searching around for some inspiration though I've found the kind of simple style I like in wreaths. Now I just tackled my first wreath and I {couldn't} be happier!!

Yarn Wrapped Fall Felt Flower Wreath



Swoon! I can't stop looking at it on my door.


I started out with a Styrofoam wreath form and some yarn. Please note that the yarn is called Vanna's Choice. What yarn and Vanna White have to do with each other, I don't have have a clue.


Then I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped and wrapped some more. Next time I need to be a little more careful to wrap the yarn straighter so it doesn't get to be on and angle. This picture doesn't really show it too great..but I didn't get another other pictures of just the yarn wrapping.

For embellishments I got these little faux berries and orange things from Michaels.

And then just trimmed down the stems and used some hot glue to attach to the wreath.

Next I made three rolled flowers out of felt. I started with a square piece of felt and then cut a squiggly spiral out of it.

I then used hot glue to wrap the felt squiggle (yes, that is the technical term) into a flower,

After burning my fingers oh, three too many times I figured I should actually use these little finger covers I have so you DON'T get burned. What would have been smart: just using them from the beginning. Alas.

Whee! Three cute little flowers

Lastly I just hot glued the flowers in between my berries.

All done!



Oh, I just love it so much! Fall, you are very welcome at my house :)

I'll be linking up to these parties:

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28 comments:

Bethany said...

Hahaha--Vanna is an avid crocheter and even has a book or two out with afghans and such in them. I guess she's their "celebrity endorser." Deborah Norville has yarn too, I think..... I feel so cheesy when I buy Vanna's Choice, but it is a really nice yarn to work with :)

Bethany said...

Oh! And your wreath is cute--nice and simple and fallish.

The Life Of Faith said...

Stopping by from the Serenity Now link up! I LOVE this wreath! I kind of want to try to make myself one, but I'm worried I will mess it up lol! It looks great though!
Hope you will follow me back at http://the-life-of-faith.blogspot.com/

Natasha said...

I thought you had wrapped it on an angle on purpose and was impressed with your skill. I too usually hate wreaths, and I think yours is very cute

MiMi said...

ADORABLE!!!!!

Dixie n Dottie said...

Beautiful wreath! Would love if you'd join our Countdown to Fall link party! Hope to see you there! Happy weekend! :)
http://dixie-n-dottie.blogspot.com/

Jenni@MomEssentials.Net said...

Hi!
Thanks for letting me share my own recipe of healthy, tasty and delicious
Easy Dried Kale Chips!

Here’s the link:
http://www.momessentials.net/easy-dried-kale-chips-recipe/

Jenny in Wellington, NZ said...

Gosh Rebecca, that is so lovely! It's come out beautifully :) welll done you!

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous! I need to make a fall wreath & I love the pretty yarn you chose! Great job!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

Love this!! So fun and festive for fall. I hope you will come by and link up to my Wickedly Creative Halloween Ideas Party.

http://www.itsybitsypaperblog.com/2012/09/2012-wickedly-creative-halloween-ideas.html

Glamorous Mommy said...

I love it! The yarn looks fantastic! I may just give this a try ;)

- Fotini { http://glamorousbride.blogspot.com }

Ronda said...

This is so pretty, yarn wreaths are my favorite.

Katie Drane said...

Great job, I love this wreath!

Katie
www.funhomethings.com

Geri Johnson said...
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Geri Johnson said...

Very pretty! Love the colors you used! And I also love how the yarn is wrapped at an angle even if that was not your intention! I think it adds to the design of your wreath & I assumed you'd done it on purpose for just that reason. I made a yarn wreath myself back in July & I can say that I truly appreciate the tediousness of wrapping yarn around a wreath form! And I think that's why nobody posts pictures of that part of the process. :D That is one never ending process & after making my wreath I vowed to never ever ever ever do a yarn wrapped wreath again! But yours is really pretty and I might have to break my vow now ... if you get tired of looking at your lovely wreath you can check out my summer version here: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=3903374416264&set=a.3871155090801.2150445.1036342162&type=3&theater

Sarah said...

I love the simplicity of this wreath and the contrast between the yellow and orange. It's perfect for fall. If you get a chance please come link up your tutorail at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

Sarah said...

I love the simplicity of this wreath and the contrast between the yellow and orange. It is perfect for fall. If you get a chance I would love for you to link up at my Fall Edition Pin Party.

http://sarahdawndesigns.blogspot.com/2012/09/pintastic-monday-fall-edition.html

Katie Drane said...

I loved your wreath so much that I featured it in my post:) Here's the link:

http://www.funhomethings.com/2012/09/10-fall-wreath-ideas.html

Q @ JAQS said...

I love this wreath. The colors and decor is perfect!

If you get a chance I would love for you to share this at my Linky Party:
http://www.jaqsstudio.com/2012/09/made-by-me-48-linky-party-and-features.html

Have a great day!

-Q

Mandy @ Sugar Bee Crafts said...

Thanks for linking to Take-A-Tuesday over at Sugar Bee Crafts - you were featured today!
--Mandy, www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

I love this wreath!! Great color selection. Stopping by from Craft-O-Maniac linky party.

Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/09/another-fur-baby-coat.html

Rachael Farris said...

I love how it's wrapped at an angle! It adds some contrast to the yarn! Cute!

Rachael Farris said...

I love how it's wrapped at an angle! It adds some contrast to the yarn! Cute!

The Bean Sprout Notes said...

No way! It's perfect just the way it is. I personally like the angled yarn look

this is lemonade said...

Absolutely lovely and cosy! I think the slanted angle on the yarn wrapping gives it textural interest - it has such simple, elegant lines I think a little textural interest can be afforded :-)

Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes said...

What a great idea for Fall! I am hosting an "It's Fall Y'all ~ Linky Party" .... I would like to invite you to share this project, and other Fall related projects/recipes, you may have. All links will be pinned to a board dedicated to the party. You can find the party at Love Bakes Good Cakes. Hope to see you there!

Erin said...

Hahaha...your comment about ugly wreaths was so funny (and true)! Yours isn't ugly at all though. :-) Rather cute, actually. I've been thinking of making something similar, and you've made me want to get moving with making it!

craftsncoffee.com said...

What a pretty yarn wreath, and you have an easy-to-follow tutorial for the felt flowers, too. I just linked over from Crafts 'n Coffee. Thank you! Sharon

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