During the time we were struggling with an explanation for the my daughter’s sudden seizures, a beautiful and wonderful friend of mine took time out of her Sunday afternoon to take my mind off what was going on. If you are not aware of our story check it out here.
This particular Sunday afternoon was just what the doctor ordered. Cindi arrived with craft items in hand for us to make simple but elegant yarn wreaths. I made my first one that day but have made several since then. In fact that is what most of the women in my family are getting for Christmas (Ssh! Don’t tell!!)
Today I am going to share with how I made the beautiful wreath pictured below that now hangs in my oldest daughter’s college dorm room.
The first thing you need to do is gather your supplies. Those would be a straw wreath, a skein of yarn any color you chose and embellishments. You will also need to have a hot glue gun and glue sticks to use to attach the embellishments to your wreath.
Okay do you have all the supplies then let’s get started. The first thing you need to do is tie the yarn onto the wreath. Then all you do is wrap the wreath with the yarn. I will warn you this is so easy but your arms can get tired pretty quick. I have learned to do mine in sections. Here is one section.
Continue until the entire wreath is covered with the yarn. You can go back with your yarn to cover the bare spots that you may see.
Now here comes the fun part, decorating your wreath. For Maddie I used some scrap tulle, a fabric flower and a rosary.
I wrapped the rosary and the tulle around part of the wreath then using a glue gun I attached the flower and rosary to the tulle and ultimately to the wreath. Here is the finished product.
These wreaths are a great gift to give and if you are in habit of shopping thrift stores and yard sales, people are always selling their leftover craft supplies for just pennies. Here are some examples of of another wreath that I made.
Remember it doesn’t have to cost tons of money to have elegant décor. It just costs a little bit of your time.