This Inspiration Saturday post is coming to you a bit later in the day due an enjoyable company holiday party that went pretty late last night. To continue with the holiday theme, I thought I’d post some really neat yarn-related wreaths I’ve been seeing around the internet (thank you, Pinterest).
Style 1: Embellished, yarn-wrapped tubes
|Image from Design Apothecary blog, wreaths sold on Etsy (follow links in blog).|
This style of wreath seems to be the simplest to make. From what I understand, you purchase a wreath-shaped bit of styrofoam and wrap yarn around it until it’s completely covered. Then you embellish it with festive things that you either purchase or create, like pom-poms or felt flowers. I’m particularly in love with #2 above. I like the effect of that teal yarn over the white. You can get even more creative with the wrapping part, like this one:
|Image from Homemaking Honey blog.|
I adore the felted diamonds, such a great argyle effect!
Style 2: Yarn balls and ornaments
|Image from Recaptured Charm, with a tutorial!|
This style seems like it involves more supplies and might take a bit more time, each of those yarn balls consists of yarn wrapped around a styrofoam ball and then glued into place on a wire wreath form, but it creates such a wonderful Christmas-y effect that it just might be worth the effort.
Style #3: Handknit holiday wreath:
|Image from True Brit Knits blog.|
This is the Hampstead Wreath, which is a pattern being offered for charity to help CityMeals NY with Hurricane Sandy relief (until 1/1/13). There are some really great ones on Ravelry to check out. The body of the wreath is knit and sewn together over foam pipe lagging, then pom-pomed like crazy. It’s knit with super bulky yarn so I bet it’s a pretty quick project.
To see more wreaths, this Pinterest poster has a whole boatload of yarn wreaths on her board for all sorts of holidays. Also, this blog has a few I really like posted. Finally, the Mommy Loves Coffee blog has a good tutorial showing the materials she used to make her yarn wreath, including a pom-pom tutorial.
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