Let me start by saying that DIY projects really intimidate me. I drool over projects like this and this and this, but I never follow through. Maybe I don’t have the tools or the time or the patience, but I just don’t do the projects – no matter how cool I think they are. I admire them, I wish the finished project were in my house, and I keep up that pattern until I’ve been DIY web-surfing for so long that it’s time to go to bed (aka too late to start a project anyway).
That’s why, when I stumbled across this post, I’m not sure what hit me. I don’t know if it was the adorable outcome, the use of yarn (which is my new best friend these days) or the fact that I had actually seen each and every component of the project at the local craft store, but I just went for it. Out of the blue. I started a project. Granted, it’s a small one, but it’s small and quite lovely. And it is a little time-consuming – you’d be surprised how much of a pain it is to keep tossing that skein of yarn through the middle of that wreath. I seriously think it took an hour just for that part. But in grand scheme of things – hour schmour, right?
Anyway, Danielle lays the process out p-e-r-f-e-c-t-l-y in her post, so I’ll just get straight to the big reveal. Here’s my yarn wreath! A close-up of the flowers:
And the wreath in it’s home on our front door:
As always, I’m apologizing for my pictures, but they really don’t do it justice. This thing is SO CUTE in real life, and anybody can make one! It’s simple and sweet, and will spice up any door or room or nook or cranny. The best part – so affordable! If you’ve got an hour or two and a hot glue gun (which I actually had to buy), it should cost less than ten bucks. And, if you have a few dolla dolla bills (sorry, don’t know what came over me) to spare, why not spring for some buttons or fake berries or some other adorably decorative flair to spice it up a bit?
My wreath was $3.99, the felt was on sale for 19 cents per sheet (I used three), and the yarn was about $2-3. I can’t remember exactly, but I know it was worth it. I was so excited that I already bought materials to make a special Christmas-themed one – you know, to go along with the holiday music I’m already playing. Hehe.
So there you have it – a DIY project that even I can do. And if I can do it, you can too. Try it out! And if you do – I wanna see pictures. :)
Happy Wednesday! xo