Hello there, flower friends!
After yesterday’s little introduction to all of my crafty supplies, it’s time to get down to business. Before the baby comes along, I’m hoping to sew up some fun, floral pillows, hang some artwork, and frame some photos. I’ve also got a couple of nature-inspired projects planned, but those will have to wait just a bit. For now, I’ve been having fun keeping busy inside and putting a few of my aesthetically appealing ingredients to good use. Since we can’t play around much with real flowers, I suppose that fake flowers will have to do for now! So come along as I show you a super simple way for us non-knitters to have some fun with beautiful yarn.
Yep, that’s right. I’m back at it, busy making wreaths. I strung a couple festive ribbon wreaths over Christmas and it finally clicked… this would be a wonderful way to display the soft and sweet lavender yarn that I oh-so-impulsively purchased from Woolwench! All this project calls for is a generous amount of your favorite yarn (or ribbon… those turned out beautifully as well), a foam or straw wreath form, and a heck of a lot of patience.
Start off by wrapping one end of your yarn around the wreath frame and tying a double knot.
Then, simply wrap your yarn around and around and around and around… well, you get the point. My skein was too bulky and long, so I had to cut it into more manageable pieces. This wasn’t a problem, though, since I could simply tie the pieces together at the back of the wreath form. Keep at it until you’ve come full circle. Luckily this project used less than half of my yarn, so I have plenty left over for future projects.
Just so you know, I totally underestimated the time that goes into wrapping a wreath in yarn. If you’re looking for a speedier option, ribbon went much more quickly thanks to it’s thicker width.
Once you’ve come full circle and reached your initial starting point, tie the yarn off at the end with a double knot. Now that your yarn is securely in place, you can trim any unruly tidbits at the back of the wreath.
As a final, flowery touch, I decided to add my two silk millinery flowers.
I hope to hang this wreath on the nursery wall as part of a grouping… but more on that later.
If, like me, you have zero knitting skills and you’re looking to add a feminine and frilly touch to any bare walls, a ribbon or yarn wreath is a great option. Instead of a sweater or a blanket that the baby can outgrow, this wreath should (hopefully) hang around for a while… until, perhaps, she develops her own unique sense of style, that is!
We’ll be taking off for Paris tomorrow morning, so I’ll be away from the computer for a few days. Already wishing you guys a wonderful weekend and looking forward to seeing you on Monday! :)