November 6, 2011
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I have been seeing some fabulous yarn and felt-flower wreaths all over the blog-o-sphere. I just loved the coziness of them, and I knew I wanted to make one ASAP! I finally got around to it this weekend and the project was so fun to do!
A few months ago, I had a decorating epiphany. Instead of trying to force traditional holiday/seasonal color schemes (i.e., red and green for Christmas, etc) into your home’s color scheme (mine happens to be oranges, greens, and yellows)…use those colors to inspire your seasonal decorations – duh!
My first attempt at this concept was pretty successful when I used my curtain fabrics to make my decoupaged pumpkins.
Here’s my curtain…
And here is that same fabric used on my pretty pumpkins:
So in making my fall wreath, I decided to use the same orange, yellow, and green color palate.
I started here:
I simply wrapped my wreath with the yarn, starting with the green first to get the spacing right…
And then added the white. It didn’t look “full” enough, so I wrapped the entire wreath again! (Note – wrapping this wreath twice only used most of one skein of the ivory and one of green – I can return the other white skein!).
See? Nice and cozy!
Then I used this tutorial and this picture as inspiration for my felt flowers.
Using florist pins (so that I can remove/replace the flowers later), I attached the flowers to one side of the wreath…
And ended up here:
Isn’t she pretty?
Now on to make all my Thanksgiving table decor to match!