Want to add a little spring cheer to your stoop? Well today’s guest blogger makes it look as easy as 1-2-3! We’ve been enjoying Katie Wassamer’s creative posts on her www.everyday-pretty.com blog and asked her to share a little DIY inspiration with our readers for this post. Take it away, Katie…
A yarn wreath is an easy DIY that can instantly brighten your entryway. Once you know the basics, you can switch out colors and textures for every season – or whenever you’re feeling crafty.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- a wreath form (I used a 12 in. straw form, but they come in all types and sizes.)
- yarn (I used one full ball of yarn and about 1/4 of another).
- artificial flowers or other decorative pieces
- hot glue gun
For this spring wreath, I chose a green and white “swirl” yarn to give the wreath some depth and texture. I also chose to use two slightly different shades of artificial hydrangeas, for an ombre feel. I am not a fan of artificial flowers normally, but if you want your wreath to stay pretty for the entire season, they’re a good choice.
Tip: use realistic-looking flowers for a natural look. Put down the polka dotted daisies!
To start, make a hot glue dot and secure one end of your yarn to the wreath form.
Unroll a handful of yarn and snip it from the roll. Don’t snip off too much or it will become tangled.
Now it’s time to start wrapping. Carefully begin wrapping the yarn around the form, making sure to avoid gaps between each piece. If you find the yarn slipping on the form, use a small dot of glue to secure it. From one handful, you’ll end up with a small section of the form covered.
It doesn’t look like much progress, but once you get going, you’ll get the entire wreath wrapped in no time. This is a great project to do while catching up on the DVR! Use a dot of glue to secure each section and then start a new one the same way.
Once you’re done wrapping, it’s time to add the pretty. Decide where you want to position the flowers (I always put mine where I’ve messed up and have a few gaps in the yarn). Pick the flowers off the stems. Place tiny glue dots onto the wreath and press in the flowers, switching up colors as you go.
When you’re done, step back and admire your work!
For about $10 and 2 hours of TV time, you add some charm to your front door this spring. For more DIY projects and decor ideas, visit www.everyday-pretty.com.