ornament wreath

Posted On December 16, 2010

Filed under Christmas, Home Decor, Projects, wreath

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If you’ve been reading my blog, you know by now that I am pretty much a big copy cat.  I can’t help it; I see some great ideas by other crafters and I NEED to attempt to make the same things.  So when I came across an ornament wreath at my new favorite craft blog Under My Umbrella, I knew that would be my next project.  Check it out and here is a link to the original tutorial.

Here’s my wreath in the day light.

And here it is at night with the Christmas lights reflecting in it.

It looks a little lopsided, but that’s okay.  It was also a challenge to hang, or so my husband says.

I used the shatter proof ornaments from Target and strung them on a wire hanger from the dry cleaners.  The only problem was the end of the ornaments broke on a bunch of them.  I ended up using them to decorate the mantle.  See below, right in front of a picture of the cutest baby:

I love the way my mantle looks! 

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I won!

Posted On December 4, 2010

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Check this out!  I’m so excited!  I usually don’t win things, but I recently entered a giveaway at Craftgossip for Eco Books: Inventive Projects from the Recycling Bin.  There are so many cool ideas in there…I can’t wait to try some out.  December will be dedicated to Christmas crafts, so it will likely be January.  Hmmm…that might be a good new year’s resolution: to be more environmentally friendly.

Yarn Wreath, the sequel

I enjoyed making my yarn wreath  so much, I decided to do another one, this one with more of a Christmas feel.  Looking for ideas, I googled yarn wreath and fell in love with this one.  It was perfect, so here’s my take.

I found a great chunky weight yarn at the craft store that I loved.

I wrapped it around my styrofoam wreath form twice, the first time pretty tight and the second time a little looser with a bit more space in between wraps.  I used the cricuit and cut the letters J O Y out on textured white paper.  I used my small hole punch to punch holes in the tops of the letters, threaded thin yarn through it and tied the yarn around the sides.  I looped thick ribbon through the wreath and attached it to the door by opening the door and nailing it the top.  You can kind of see it in this picture.

Happy Crafting!