Thursday, October 20, 2011

autumn welcome

as a pinterest addict I decided that I had to make an autumn wreath.  The yarn was the best way to go in my opinion, so I hit up the local hobby lobby to see what I could find.  I didn't really have a plan in mind.  I was thinking yarn or burlap.

some inspiration

I found some cheap yarn that was simple with a touch of detail.  Then I found a wooden W to paint.  I hit up the seasonal to find some fall leaves (I used a floral pick).  I had already picked up a Styrofoam circle- but wasn't happy with the size.  When I went to the floral department I found a straw wreath (which had been recommended) for less! 

the step by step from the inspiration
I brought it home and was surprised to find that hubby wanted to get to work on it!  He wrapped the yarn, and I painted the W.  (yes, he did way more work than me)  Finally it was time for the hard part- how to arrange it. 

I tried this way and that way.  Hubby tried a few other ways.  He decided he wanted more fall foliage on it- so back to hobby lobby we went!  He picked it out, and arranged it.  All I did was glue it down!!

test hang in our apartment

The results are epic.  I am pretty excited about keeping this one!

our front door's new look

PS:  the Inspiration for my own wreath can be found at Take Heart  and you should probably check it out. 


  1. It looks so good! I love yarn wreaths, but I haven't had the patience to try to make one myself. Maybe I'll just try to get my husband to help too. ;)

  2. So cute! I've been in a major crafting mood lately, so I'll have to add this to my list!


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