Tuesday, October 18, 2011

A Couple of Fall Yarn Wreaths

Well I am finally home from England and trying to get back into the Mommy/Wife role. I had an incredible time and sure didn't want to come home. I really would love to live there for a year or two. I will have to do a post soon about the trip, but for now I wanted to share a couple of Fall wreaths I made. I am a bit behind as I think everyone else in blogland is probably thinking about decorating for Christmas by now.

I made these for my side porch, which everyone uses as the front door. These are just straw wreath forms wrapped in super cheap yarn. I used Red Heart, Super Saver in "Aran Fleck". I think it kind of gives it the look of an Aspen tree.

I was going to decorate it totally differently, but that didn't work out so well.  So then I dug through my Fall decorating box and came across some old, silk,  fall leaves. I pinned them to the wreath with some floral wire bent into a U shape. I didn't want to glue it because I wasn't sure if I would like it or not (still not sure). Plus, I can easily change it out later on without ruining the hours spent wrapping the darn thing in yarn. I also added some felt flowers and a felt owl that I made. Here is the blog I came across with the pattern for the owl. It is suppose to be a Christmas ornament, but works well for Fall decor too. I glued mine together instead of sewing it, and stuffed it with felt scraps and yarn because I was too lazy to get up off the floor and search for my stuffing and I figured it was going outside.. who cares.  I also used felt scraps for the eyes instead of buttons.

The little guy on the other side is looking the other way. Awe.. so cute.

Anyways. Super simple wreath project and I suppose I could actually use it for Christmas too! Just pull off the leaves and stuff and add...something Christmassy! Oooh multi-seasonal decor.

Thanks for looking,


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