That time of year is rapidly coming upon us, and up until today, it just hasn’t felt like the season. It’s amazing how 15 cm of snow can immediately put one in the mood for Christmas! Yes, I have said it. Christmas. It’s early I know, but if you are making decorations for your home in time for the holidays, now is the time to start!
A couple of years ago, Starbucks had their stores decorated with amazing, AMAZING, wreaths. They were huge, and made out of ornaments and yarn balls. They immediately captured my attention, and I wanted one.
So I studied them, took the idea as inspiration, and ran with it! Ran right to the nearest craft store and bought my supplies.
Here’s what you need:
1 plain willow wreath for the base
2 sizes of styrofoam balls
2 types of yarn
You will also need a glue gun, and some superfine wire for sewing
It was so easy to make. First I wrapped the styrofoam balls in the yarn – just thick enough to cover the styrofoam, and keep the spherical shape. Then I used a thin wire to randomly sew on as many of the ornaments as I could to the willow – they hold better. Then I used the glue gun to fill in the gaps with the rest of the balls.
I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Super easy project. I really love this wreath. Imagine all the colour combinations you could do: blue and silver, pink and red, silver and gold….the possibilities are endless.
Have fun with it!