Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A Wreath

I am so excited for fall...hurry up and get here already! Maybe, if I start decorating, mother nature will get the hint and feel welcome to usher fall into the South.

Fall would not be complete without wreaths. So, I created this wreath from yarn, felt, and ribbon:




I like how simple it is. 

I used a hideous straw wreath; I wrapped yarn around it, hot-gluing along the way, and then made felt flowers by cutting out odd shapes and sewing them together (with a button in the middle!). It was that simple. Although, I will say, straw wreaths are a pain in the ass. SERIOUSLY. I would recommend using some other round wreath. I went with straw because it was $2. What a mess!


Have you started decorating for fall?

*In other news, my blog looks disgustingly disjointed. Do not despair! It is under going a makeover, and is in the bruised up stages. Really, it just needs to be wrapped up with gauze until it heals. But ya know, web-based surgical gauze is hard to come by. *

17 comments:

Leanne said...

This is so cute. I love the flowers. My front door is wreathless right now. So Sad! I should really make one today. Thanks for the inspiration.

coolkids said...

love that wreath!

Heidi Ferguson said...

Love this wreath!! Where did you get the yarn? It looks pretty unique. You have some excellent color choices. P.S. My blog is constantly going through puberty as I learn how to snazz it up. It's embarrassing.

Mommy's Sippy Cup said...

OMG! I want to make this now! That looks amazing!

Taylor-Ann said...

What a cute idea...

I totally feel for you with the straw. Itchy and messy.

Nikki said...

I love this!!! It looks so pretty! I would love to make a new wreath for fall to hang on our door like this one, my sister is coming over this weekend, we could do this project together! maybe i'm due for a stop at michaels this weekend!! :)

Mandi Miller said...

That is fabulous! I want you to come live with me for a while and work your magic here!

Kara said...

I love the new header on your blog!! I'm sure the look is going to be fantastic when it heals up :-).

Great looking wreath too. I can't believe I don't own a glue gun...I should probably invest in one! The flowers are an awesome pop of color too, I love it!

Adriana said...

Very pretty wreath! I love your new blog look too, it's fabulous!

Donene said...

The wreath is darling! Sorry about the straw, I know what a pain that can be. Thanks for the nice comments and I am getting ready for fall too! I came home from Florida and bam! It is fall where I live, it was 43 degrees last night!

Caroline said...

I so love your blog. I definitely plan on giving this wreath a shot. I feel like since the semester has started I've hardly had time to breath or money to create anything, yet this seems like a totally fun project for a mellow crafternoon. Add a cup of coffee and some blustery weather and what could be better :)

Canaan said...

LOVE this wreath! I just came across your blog and adore it! I'm gonna get going on one of these...

paisley penguin said...

Really creative! Love the new look of your blog!

Lynzie said...

Ooh love the new site design. And the wreath. Gonna have to make me one of those bad boys, but I know it won't look nearly as good as yours.

Kay Lynne said...

If you think a straw wreath is a pain, I've helped bail the stuff! Whenever we bailed, it was always hot and humid. I'm happy that we're done with the bailing years and with the body aches that it brings!!! I love the wreath--what a great idea.

Bromeliad said...

Nice. It looks very modern.

I have not come to terms with fall yet.

Kelly @ Dare to be Domestic said...

I love this! So pretty! Well done. I am so ready for fall it's not even funny. I haven't started decorating but I'm taking full advantage of wearing fall appropriate stuff already (cover ups and such).