December 13, 2010

Yarn Ball Plus - Wreath

I've been seeing yarn ball wreaths around blogland and had to make one for myself - now that I'm declaring myself a "wreath person".  Turned out cute, right??

This is the first time I've ever had a wreath hanging on my door, and I love it!  It was super cold out but I braved it for a second to get some pictures for you:
I didn't take pictures during the process, because lots of other people have already done that, but here's a few things:
--Yarn Balls are not solid yarn - that'd be a big waste of yarn.  They are ugly ornaments my mom was throwing out (shiny gold) that I hot glued and wrapped yarn around. 
--The yarn wrapping took a while so instead of solid yarn balls I mixed it up with shiny silver and glittery green, red, and white.
--I went with traditional colors with some gray added it - I spray painted my wreath form (dollar store $1) gray in case it showed in places.
--I started placement with the big balls and filled in with smaller ones.  I was doing it on a flat surface but then thought I should get a visual of how it would look  so I set it on my sliding door handle - a few minutes after this picture it went crashing to the ground, busting an ornament and knocking several others off - argh! 

It was fun to assemble -  try it!!  I worked alongside my cousin Kate - maybe she'll send me a picture of hers so I can show it too.....

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15 Fabulous Comments:

Que bonita!!! Te ha quedado genial!! es muy bonita y tu puerta se ve muy alegre ahora. Yo hice una con palomitas (popcorn) pasate por mi blog y dime si te gusta.
Besos y feliz semana.
NĂºria.
www.nunurina.blogspot.com

I love this! It's soo festive and fun! Thanks so much for sharing with the Pink Hippo party! Can't wait to see what you share next week!

i love it! yarn balls are so cute....i'm putting one of these on my to do list! thanks for sharing.

VERY cute! I will add this to my Holiday Craft List...THANKS!

Wow! So cute! I haven't seen the yarn ball wreaths yet, but may have to steal some of my mother-in-law-in-law's yarn to try it out!

Cari
http://itstoilegood.blogspot.com/

I have never seen these before... I love it! Also, your photos are great! Love how the colors pop.

I'm now a follower! Excited to read more of your blog. :)

Stopping by from SST.

I love it, so colorful! Found you on Polkadot Giraffe party!

I love this wreath! I'm going to have to come back to your blog over winter break for some craft ideas. Awesome blog!

I hadn't seen this before. It came out very nice! I love the colors!

Oooo, it's gorgeous! I especially love how big it is.

I love the color! You did a great job on this!

That's so cute. Adorable! I love this idea! Great job.

So cute! Thanks for linking up to TOO Cute Tuesday!

http://funkypolkadotgiraffe.blogspot.com

Ooh! Lovely! I love the gray added in there! Super fabulous!
Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!
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