November 10, 2011
Winter Wreath Tutorial:
- Buy any wreath base (straw or foam) at a craft store with a 50% off coupon.
- Use an old knit sweater or scarf or buy one at a thrift store for less than $5.
- Buy a cheesy piece of Christmas decoration at the Dollar Store.
- Cut the sleeves off the sweater and cut them open on one side so that you have flat pieces of knit fabric. If you need more, cut up the body as well.
- Wrap the fabric around the wreath and hot glue it to the back.
- Cut up some smaller bands and glue them around the seams and some other random spots.
- Hot glue the decorative trees or whatever else you found at the dollar store on the bottom of the wreath.
- Use a burlap ribbon to hang it on the door.
July 21, 2011
After it took me “only” 4!!! weeks of making over Milo’s room (man, I wish making over the house was my only full time job!) it was time for a quick reward project that could be done in two evenings.
Another one of those placeholder items that came with the house had to make way for some real style. The wreath.
While I spent the first 30 years of my life in the belief that wreaths on the door are for old grannies only, this modern twist of the round door decor got me inspired:
Find the tutorial for the wreath and the felt flowers on it here. The only thing I modified was to wrap the styrofoam ring with batting and ribbon to give it some more volume underneath the yarn. And this is the cheerful result that greets our visitors from now on (in reality the blue is more teal, and the orange more yellow):
Doesn’t it totally want to make you stop by for a visit?