I have a confession: I just can’t seem to step away from the yarn. I want to stop. I need to stop. My front door is begging me to stop. I keep saying: “this will be my last yarn wreath” and then I make another. This time, it was a Christmas wreath. Oh, and a Styrofoam wreath form (it was on sale and I now know why!)
This one started like most of my wreathes (at least recently) do. A form + a ball of yarn + a knot.
Then, I wrap and wrap and wrap. Only this one was much more difficult. The yarn kept sticking to the Styrofoam which (honestly) sucked. But, I kept wrapping…
When I was tired of wrapping, I stopped to think about what I was going to do to the wreath. Obviously, I wasn’t planning to just stick a wreath form wrapped in yarn out on the door. I cruised around the web and saw all kinds of amazing wreaths! Some had felt flowers, some had beads, and some had very intricate scenes on them. I headed over to my craft room (a.k.a the basement) and took a look at what I had: random wood forms and scrapbook paper.
Oh, and clearly a ghost that was casting a shadow on my table. Yikes!
I traced the little wooden shapes onto the back of the scrapbook paper and hit them with some scissors.
I also painted the backs and sides of the shapes since some of that might be visible on my wreath. I picked silver because it pulled out the little silver threads that were woven into my yarn. I used their little wooden brothers to keep them off the paper so they wouldn’t stick while drying.
Next, it was Mod Podge time! I picked outdoor mod podge since my wreath would be handing outside. I brushed a layer of mod podge onto the wooden shape and stuck the scrapbook paper onto it. Then, I brushed a layer on the top of the scrapbook paper.
Once the mod podge was all dry, I laid out the pieces on the wreath to determine how I wanted them to be placed.
With the placement decided, I grabbed the hot glue gun and my little wooden buttons. I glued buttons onto the back of the snowman and the oval piece. I left the other two pieces with the plan flat backs. Then, starting with the Christmas tree, I hot glue each piece down.
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