Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Plushy Yarn Wreath

Christmas is my absolute favorite holiday. If you didn't already notice. I love everything about it. I love the lights on the houses, the decorations, baking tons of different kinds of cookies, the Santa photos, the holiday cards, shopping for and making presents, seeing the church packed to the brim on Christmas Eve, the Christmas movies, the Christmas music. Seriously. I have had "Home for the Holidays" stuck in my head all day and I am loving every minute of it. And yes, I am one of those people that turns on the Christmas music as soon as Thanksgiving ends and continues to listen to it the entire month of December, with no qualms whatsoever. I am still finishing up my decorating little by little. I have a few more projects that I want to do before it is really finished and then I will give you all a Christmas Home Tour! I am in LOVE with today's project. I keep looking over to admire it. Its so cute! I wasn't exactly sure what to call this wreath. It is rustic, farmhouse-y, winter-y and it screams cozy. So I decided to call it the Plushy Yarn Wreath. Because as you will see it is both plushy and fluffy. I am super excited with how it turned out and I know I am going to be keeping it around for years to come. The picture that I found as inspiration is actually a knock-off Anthropologie wreath. What do you know? I can spot that stuff anywhere.

Here is the inspiration from Dreamy Whites French Farmhouse Inspired Living. So gorgeous!
This one

And here is how mine turned out.

I love it! Its so fluffy, I just wanna pet it! Looks just like a little lamb!

Here is the how to.

You will need:
A wreath form (or use my trick from the Ruffle Trees post to make a wreath form with foil)
Hot Glue
Lots of fluffy yarn ( I bought 2, 160 yard bundles of yarn and went through one and a half)
Vintage red and white fabric for the bow
Plain white fabric to cover the wreath form

1. First you gotta make the yarn pom poms. Lots of them. I think I maybe made 50 or 60 of them to cover my wreath. You can spread them out a little bit more also if you want to use less. First start wrapping the yarn around 3 of your fingers. Wrap around about 25 times. Not too tight, not too loose.

2. Carefully slide off your fingers and tie a small piece of yarn around the middle of your bundle. Tie it as tight as you can. It should look sort of like a bow tie.  

3. Now cut all of the little loops you just created. All of them. But don't worry if you miss one or two. It will now look like a pom pom.

4. Give your pom a little hair cut. Turning it around, trim off any pieces that are longer than the rest to make the pom spherical. And no need to be a perfectionist here. The imperfection of these little things is part of their charm! You might want to save some of the clippings for your decorating, as it looks just like snow!

See! It totally looks like snow. Now that you know how to make the pom poms. Keep going. I maybe used between 50 and 60 of them. I know. Its a lot. But its so worth it!

5. Heat up the hot glue gun and cover the wreath form with a long strip of white fabric.

6. Now start gluing on your poms poms. Lay the wreath flat on the counter as you do it so that it will lay flush against the wall when you hang it. You don't need to cover the back because 1. You're not going to see it and 2. Its white from the fabric. Keep going until the wreath is completely covered and fluffy. 

7. Now cut a long strip of the red and white fabric and tie into a bow. Glue onto the wreath.

Now your wreath is ready to hang! I just used a piece of the white yarn. But you can use a wreath hanger, twine, ribbon, whatever. 

How gorgeous is this!?

Ugh! I can't get over it. Its too cute! Hope everyone is having just as much fun decorating their homes for the holidays! Happy decorating!

1 comment:

  1. This is so adorable! It does remind me of a little lamb!