I just love bright colors and for Christmas I adore the bright pink/blue/green combo….and a hint of heather grey. So, this year I’m taking the plunge and made a wreath that’s full of color and wonderful textures. I loved this one I made with fabric for Halloween/Fall, but I decided my next one should be made with yarn. So, I went hunting for the fattest yarn I could find since I love feeling texture when I craft.
Look at this fantastic texture!!
I originally was thinking to do it with pom poms all around it like the Anthropologie one here (128.00 bucks….yikes!). But, as I was churning out the poms, and stopped to try it out a little….I wasn’t in love with the way it looked.
So I started wrapping the wreath with the big, fat, soft, fluffy, delicious, grey yarn. Yes, it was SO soft! I just wanted to line my bed with it and cuddle up.
I liked the way the wrapped wreath looked much better…..and then I ran outta grey yarn. So, I kept the love going with the blue yarn and that made it look even better! BTW, this was my secret to wrapping it quicker since wrapping with the skein of yarn is difficult. But, I totally spaced the fact that I wouldn’t be able to USE the remote while it was all wrapped up….o-well, at least I was able to catch up on all my commercials that I usually skip.
Then, I hot-glued on some large jingle bells and then added (some of) the poms that I had churned out and tightly snuggled them up around the bells.
Tie on some random yarn and twine, and……
Oh yeah, I could absolutely NOT find something I liked to hang it with…..and after tearing the house apart, I ended up using a striped scarf I had hanging in my closet. Actually looks really great!
It’s so bright and happy, it makes me smile when I drive up to the house every day…..or actually several times a day since I’m a mom chauffeur.
I am in LOVE with all the texture on this wreath! The fluffy poms and the thick yarn is great.
I need about 3 hundred more of these to make a mattress out of….
Now I just need to decorate the rest of the porch with those colors and we’ll be all set!
What colors are you loving to decorate with this year? Do you prefer yarn or fabric for a wreath?