But, for some reason fall makes me feel like jumping into the crafty world. If I can make it with a glue gun, I'll attempt it!
I just had to share this cutie-pie at the pumpkin patch.
The weather was chilly here this weekend. It was the perfect time to warm myself by the glow of my glue gun as I decided to make a yarn wreath. I might be the last person in the world to make one of these, but they are so cute, that late is better than never.
Here's what I started with, a straw wreath and some yarn:
Next, start wrapping your yarn around the wreath form (leave the plastic on). There's really no trick to this. I would wrap the yarn around about ten times and then shove the yarn all together so none of the wreath from was showing.
Looks like hand modeling is not in my future! That finger looks creepy.
Stick with the wrapping. I won't lie....it takes a LONG time. I used the entire roll (skein?) of gray yarn.
To get the white "X" effect, I took the yarn and wrapped it one way around and pinned it in place. Then, I wrapped it the opposite way to cross the X's.
Next, comes the fun part. Decide how you want to decorate the wreath. I made felt flowers by following this tutorial.
I added a bat and a little "Boo" banner and it's done.
The bat's eyes are just pins.
I used pins to attach everything to the wreath. Now, I can change out the embellishments for different seasons without having to re-wrap and entire wreath in yarn. Next up, white, green and red flowers for Christmas.
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Today's Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Not Just a Housewife, Reasons to Skip the Housework, Bella Before and After, Primitive and Proper, Home Stories of A to Z, Savvy Southern Style, DIY by Design, Tip Junkie, Type A Decorating, http://sistersstuff.blogspot.com/, The Thrifty Home, Domestically Speaking, Primp,
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