Friday, March 12, 2010

And I Didn't Even TRY...

Do you ever find that you're suddenly, for no apparent reason, drawn to certain color pallettes? The fabric I used for my camera strap cover & the apron I made for myself ~ my very first sewing projects ~ is a {bold, splashy, fun print} with green, orange, pink, yellow... Then I started crocheting, and after making a green-ish scarf for myself with yarn I had on hand, and pink scarves for the tiny people, I went out and bought myself some bright, multi-colored yarn. Yep ~ green, orange, pink, yellow...and white. Then I started thinking about a project I want to do (you'll find out soon enough) that I wanted to get some pretty papers for. So I grabbed some scrapbooking paper at Michael's. You guessed it ~ green, orange, pink, white ~ no yellow this time, but DANG. I hadn't even realized I was doing this! It hit me then that the sweater I picked up a couple weeks ago (for $3, thank you) is the same shade of pink. Will it never end!?!?! And THEN...

I saw that {Crystal} over at Little Bit Funky is making these super cute yarn wreaths. And that got me thinking. I had a wreath form. And I had the yarn. And, while I don't possess the skill, time, or actual fabric, I did have the paper. So I sat out the paper and the yarn, and couldn't believe how perfectly it all matched. Sickening, really. This is what I ended up with...

So, first I wrapped the whole wreath form with the yarn. I secured the end of the yarn to the back of the form with hot glue, then started wrapping it around the form. Then I took one of the tiny people's juice cups and traced circles on the back of the different papers, using both the bottom & the top of the cup so I have circles in 2 different sizes. I laid them out on the form to figure out the placement of the circles, but wasn't completely happy with the lack of dimension, sooo...I went a little green and hot glued some of the smaller circles onto discarded pop bottle lids and a few pieces of cork to create more depth. It's now hanging on my front door ~ which is {perfect} really, because it adds a punch of color, and it's not too thick to fit between our regular door and the storm door. It might not last more than one season, but that's was super inexpensive and {fun} to make ~ so I'm happy!

Speaking of that color about the new header? ;)

Linking up to the amazing and wonderful Tatertots & Jello...


  1. I love the colors! And I love that it is just yarn and cute and inexpensive!

  2. What a cute wreath Sarah. I love the colors. Yes, I find myself drawn to certain colors too. I love the ones you used.

    Very very cute!


  3. very cute - i love the colors and the "springyness" of it :)

    Sausha @ {show & tell}

  4. I love this! I have the pink damask paper - it's one of my favorites!! I'm totally going to make one of these....thanks for posting! I enjoy reading your blog :-)

  5. I really like the look of this! Something about the wreath being flat, is perfect!
    Rebecca of the R&W Gals

  6. Sarah, I found your blog and LOVED this wreath! I'm a sucker for bright colors. I've been wanting to make one so I used yours as my inspiration!! I linked back to your blog.



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