As we get closer to fall and the leaves start changing and the weather gets cooler, I find myself itching to get out more fall decor and craft it up! I’m officially coining that phrase by the way… ‘craft it up!’
So, anyway, I know that pretty much everybody and their brother has done a yarn wreath tutorial so I’m not going to re-post something that’s already out there. Here’s one tutorial you could use for reference, though. I just want to show you guys what I came up with and give you a few tips I picked up along the way.
I actually ended up using twine for the majority of the wreath rather than yarn. I already had it on hand, and I wanted to main area to be tan/brown so I figured why buy tan yarn when I already have this?
I used a straw wreath because it was all I could find at the time. It worked fine, but I ended up with straw EVERYWHERE. So if you can find a styrofoam wreath form or otherwise, I would go with that. And if you end up using straw, for the love of everything pure and holy, put some newspaper down under your workspace. I’ll be picking straw out of my carpet for weeks.
Also, as I was wrapping the twine/yarn I found that it was easier to just go with the curves of the wreath, even if it left some gapping (where you could see the straw wreath form underneath). After I had finished, I went back through and cut some small pieces of twine to fill in the gaps and you can’t tell at all when you’re looking at it.
All in all, a really quick (it took me about an hours time altogether) and easy craft that you could do in a bunch of different ways and colors! And the cost for this project?
-Wreath form: $1.50
-Twine: already owned
-Hot glue gun: already owned
For a grand total of $5.50! I think I can live with that 🙂
Random sidestory: this morning, Jordan was having a bad dream when my alarm went off and it startled him so much that he punched me in the face. Apparently, he was dreaming that we were being attacked by giant sea crabs with bulldog faces and he was fighting them off of me. Awww, my hero.