Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fun Summer Wreath

One of the best parts of SNAP last weekend was finally being able to meet some of the friends I've "met" online in real life! It was so great to be surrounded by such crafty people and to be inspired by them. I just wish I could have met ALL my online friends! Including the girl I do a monthly "craft night" with. Lindsay from Artsy Fartsy Mama, Marilyn from 4 You with Love, Anna from Directions Not Included, and Laura from Smallgood Hearth.

If you're new here you can check out the Crepe Paper Shamrock I made for last months craft. This month we decided to be inspired by something we found on Pinterest-we went with this wreath-



I LOVE this wreath and I was really tempted to make an exact replica of it but just in different colors. But, we wanted to be INSPIRED by the wreath-not just copy it. So I went to Michael's and decided to mix this wreath and the yarn wreaths I've seen floating around and here's what I came up with-


Can I just tell you how excited I am to finally have a house? It means I'll finally have a cute door that isn't in a stairwell so I'll be able to get some decent light! 

I wanted a wreath that I could have up for a few months while we work on other projects through the house. So I looked for colors that reminded me of summer-and I love how the colors work together!


I didn't do a tutorial because the wreath is pretty self-explanatory. But I'll do a quick run-down just in case. I used a foam wreath and wrapped it in the yellow yarn (I'll warn you-this takes forever!). Then I took 1'' foam balls and wrapped them in the teal and white yarn. I used hot glue to secure them to my wreath and a piece of teal yarn hot glued to the back holds my wreath up on the door. 

Super simple and yet it brings a lot of fun colors to my drab door!

Do you want to participate in a blog-land wide craft night? Be sure to check out details {here} and get inspired to work with magazines! 

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Don't forget to link up your projects to this week's Tutorial Tuesday and come back tomorrow for an recap on all the awesome classes I got to take at SNAP this last weekend!

I'm linking up to these fun places: Blue Cricket DesignRae Gun RamblingsJAQS StudioThe Sasse LifeNot JUST a HousewifeTwo Yellow Birds DecorA Glimpse InsideThe Crafty Blog StalkerGrateful BellyWhipper BerryNap Time CraftersThe Shabby NestTatertots and JellowFamily Ever AfterCraft-O-ManiacDestination CraftAll Things FeeMad in CraftsHow to Nest for LessRomance on a DimeOur Thrifty IdeasA Bowl Full of LemonsElizabeth & Co. the winthrop chroniclesBoerman RamblingsMommy by day Crafter by nightThe Kurtz CornerNot JUST a HousewifeThe Sasse LifeNatural NestersTopsy TurveyOopsey DaisyLil' LunaPincushion CreationsGinger Snap CraftsOrganize and Decorate Everything

32 comments:

Michelle P said...

Very cute!

Dana from Our Life's Legacy said...

Great job! I love me a yarn-wrapped wreath! I've made so many over the last year I've lost count :)

Krista Lynn said...

That is a gorgeous wreath!!! I would have never thought of using yarn

Lindsay @Artsy-Fartsy Mama said...

I love LOVE it!! I'll be sharing mine later today! :)

Smallgood said...

I love it. It even matches your blog. Crazy great!

Lolly Jane said...

So cute, Kari. LOVE it!

Marilyn Clark said...

LOVE this....the colors would go GREAT in my woman cave! :)

Marilyn Clark said...

LOVE this....the colors would go GREAT in my woman cave! :)

Jill @Two Yellow Birds Decor said...

This is so cute!! I love the yarn balls! Thanks so much for sharing at Thursday's Temptation.
Jill

Jill said...

Perfect! Love the colors! Would love if you stopped by and linked up to the Pomp Party!

http://jill-createcraftlove.blogspot.com/2012/04/pomp-party-15.html

Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

KCoake said...

Such a cute idea! Love the colors.

Linda @ it all started with paint said...

What a fun take on the inspiration! I love this craft party you have going on with the other bloggers and am checking you all out!

:)

Linda

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I absolutely love your take on the wreath. The colors you used are great...not sure I have the patience for all of that yarn wrapping, though. :) Great use of inspiration.

Cassidy said...

Very cute! Love the yarn and colors. So perfect for summer.

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com

Cassidy said...

Very cute! Love the yarn and colors. So perfect for summer.

http://fitcraftystylishandhappy.blogspot.com

Heather Graham said...

I absolutely love this wreath! I've been looking for ideas to make a wreath for my front door... so glad that I found your link at Craft O Maniac's linky party! I'm your newest follower... would love to have you visit me, too!

Blessings!
-heather
stringtownhome.blogspot.com

Christin said...

Love the yarn wreath. Great thing to do with leftover yard!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

your inspiration pictures is so cute - I love your take on it!! Stopping by from craft-o-maniac!

Alisha @ Crafty Brooklyn Army Wife said...

Very cute wreath. Stopping by from Just a Party with My Peeps linky party and your newest follower.

Here is what I shared: http://craftybrooklynarmywife.blogspot.ca/2012/04/another-coat-for-holly.html

Natural-Nesters said...

Love it Kari!! So fun! Thanks so much for sharing this at the Naturally-Nifty Linky Party!

My sister just sent me a spring wreath from California...we made them together over Thanksgiving, but it wouldn't fit in my suitcase! haha I'm so ready to have it on my front door though! It's so fun, I will def. be posting about it once I get it!

Emily Meyers said...

Hey there!! I just added myself to your followers for support, and wanted to invite you to check out an awesome Modcloth giveaway I'm having!

Hope to see you there! Thanks so much!
Emily

http://emilymmeyers.blogspot.com/2012/05/giveaway-time-again.html

Crafty Mischief said...

Darling wreath!

Megan said...

Cute! I LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors!

Sarah said...

This is such a cute idea and I love the yarn colors! Thanks for sharing at The Winthrop Chronicles.

Katie @ Pincushion Creations said...

I just LOVE this wreath! Super cute! Thanks so much for Sharing at Homemade By You!

Betsy @ Romance on a Dime said...

Love the wreath. It is very cute and seems easy to make (just a little time consuming). Thanks so much for linking up at Romance on a Dime! I'm pinning this.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Very cute wreath and great colors too!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a FUN idea!! Love. Thanks for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

Natural-Nesters said...

Kari, I just love this fun summer wreath! And I love and am jealous that you have another blogger near by to have craft nights with! I want that :-)

Anyways, I just wanted to let you know that we featured this at our Naturally-Nifty Party this week! Stop by and grab a button and link up some stuff at this week's party!

Also, we are pinning this to our Pinterest boards!
Thanks for linking up!

http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/05/naturally-nifty-party-13.html

Ashlee @ I'm Topsy Turvy said...

Thanks so much for coming over and linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays! I'm featuring your wreath today!

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