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Valentines Yarn Ball Garland

I look forward to each changing season, holiday and special occasion, because it means I get to redecorate!  And I love redecorating!  I especially love to do our mantel, because it is the focal point of our living space.  With Valentines Day just around the corner, I have been trying to think of new ways to spice up our space.

So I went searching and found some loveliness!  I found a wreath at the blog Buggie and Jellybean, that took my breath away!  (I know, it’s shocking that I found a wreath I love, what with my wreath addiction and all!)  I absolutely loved the colours and the yarn balls.  I have a thing for yarn balls.  I’ve used them on my Christmas wreath, and I also just used white ones as snowballs on my Winter Mantel. I ran with the inspiration, and decided to take my own twist to it, and create a Valentine Yarn Ball Garland for my mantel.  I really like how it turned out!

Now, I know that my mantel looks bare, but keep in mind that this is only the first stage of my Valentines Mantel Reveal!

Lining up the yarn balls and pom-poms, getting them ready to attach.
I tied the large balls on first, then filled in the spaces with the remaining balls, using the glue gun.
Adding the finishing touches:  sparkly hearts and ribbons.

My finished Valentines Mantel

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    Amy H.
    January 15, 2011 at 1:51 PM

    You garland turned out beautiful. I am so happy my little {ok not SO little in size} wreath could inspire such a beautiful creation. Can not wait to see the mantel completed!


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    January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    That’s really cute … I love the mix of textures. The yarn balls are adorable!

    Visiting from A Little Lovely.

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    January 15, 2011 at 2:29 PM

    That is gorgeous. I love the colors that you used! Thanks for linking up to Show and Tell Saturday!!

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    January 15, 2011 at 2:44 PM

    I love the garland, what a cute idea. I found you over at Lorie’s.

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    January 15, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Adorable! Thank you for sharing! I thought about doing something similar in all white and cream yarns for my dinning room hutch with all my white serving pieces! I think you may have just made up my mind! :)Found you on Funky Junk!

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    Ali Richardson
    January 15, 2011 at 10:57 PM

    SO pretty! V-day decor is my favorite I think 🙂

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    Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home
    January 16, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Soooo cute! I’d love to see you at my weekend linky party!

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    Young and Crafty
    January 16, 2011 at 4:15 AM

    What a fun garland Jo-Anna! It looks great on your mantel.

    Thanks for linking up to FFA!

    Hannah @

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    January 16, 2011 at 4:25 AM

    This is GENIUS! Seriously! I wouldn’t have thought of it! I love how you used the foam balls for the core. It turned out beautifully, and I can’t wait to see what else you come up with!

    Cami @

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    Country Girl in the City
    January 16, 2011 at 4:28 AM

    Hi, just wanted to stop by and say thanks for visiting and commenting on my blog today. Your garland looks so pretty, nice job!

    Stay warm in this Alberta weather!!

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    Rachael@Lovely Crafty Home
    January 16, 2011 at 5:06 AM

    So glad you stopped by and shared!

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    January 16, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    TOTALLY ADORE THIS!!! I did these colors this year too. I would love for you to link up this cuteness to my link party tonight at for CraftOManiac Monday. Have a good one. Jen

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    Jonie Marie
    January 16, 2011 at 5:16 PM

    This garland is just a perfect touch for a mantel. I love that you used yarn balls and the colors are beautiful together.

    I love it so much that I am going to feature it on my blog tomorrow (if you don’t mind) So feel free to stop by and grab a featured button.

    Thanks for sharing!

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    Katie's Nesting Spot
    January 16, 2011 at 8:36 PM

    How pretty! I love that you adaptd a wreath design into a garland design. Thank you for joining us at A Crafty Soiree. I featured it in this week’s post, it will be up on Thursday.

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    January 16, 2011 at 9:02 PM

    I LOVE the garland! So simple and cute. Thanks for sharing the idea

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    Trisha @ The Sweet Survival
    January 16, 2011 at 9:05 PM

    I love the garland and adore the yarn balls! Super cute.

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    The Loops
    January 17, 2011 at 3:31 AM

    Very original idea!

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    January 17, 2011 at 4:17 AM

    ADORABLE!!! I love the colors =)

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    To Sew With Love
    January 17, 2011 at 9:10 AM

    so cute! would love for you link up at our crafty saturday link up party!

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    January 17, 2011 at 11:28 AM

    How cute! Your newest follower here! Found you over at Craft O maniac Monday blog party…love your ideas!

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    Madigan at madiganmade
    January 18, 2011 at 1:52 AM

    This is adorable! The incorporation of the blue makes it feel very modern, too.

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life
    January 18, 2011 at 2:23 AM

    So cute! I hope you’ll come link it up at the craft catwalk!

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    January 18, 2011 at 4:19 AM

    this is too cute! I loved all the wreaths over Christmas,and this is just adorable! I would love for you to link up to my Sew Crafty Party & Giveaway!

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    January 18, 2011 at 5:44 AM

    What an adorable creative idea!

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    Angie@Echoes of Laughter
    January 19, 2011 at 10:47 PM

    I love this project!! Fabulous! Angie xo

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    To Sew With Love
    January 22, 2011 at 10:53 AM

    lovely garland!

    thanks for linking up at our crafty saturday party! can’t wait to see what you have for next week!

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    Jenny @ Embellishing Life
    January 24, 2011 at 2:02 PM

    I’m featuring this today! Thank you for linking it up at the craft catwalk! I hope you’ll link up with us again! 🙂

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    Amanda @ Serenity Now
    January 25, 2011 at 6:31 PM

    Oh, that is so pretty!! I love unique pieces like this. 🙂 I bet with just the right touches, you are going to have a mantel that pops!! Love the colors. 🙂 I’m visiting from The CSI Project today. I hope you’ll stop by my blog to say hi. 🙂

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    Green Door Girl
    January 26, 2011 at 12:44 AM

    super cute! I have been on a yarn ball kick also – this is a great way to use them without just putting them in a vase! Great idea. I saw this on CSI

    jenn (

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    Two Shades of Pink
    January 28, 2011 at 3:10 PM

    I love this! ANY CRAFTY PROJECT WITH YARN makes me ridiculously happy. Fabulous!

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    January 29, 2011 at 1:10 AM

    beautiful I love the blue in it a lot!

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    March 6, 2011 at 11:55 PM

    Great idea for a new use for yarn 🙂

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