Anthropologie tuffted wool wreath. When I saw it pinned all over the place from Maria's blog I was a goner. As I prepared to reopen my Etsy shop, I knew there were a couple of items I wanted to re-photograph such as this popular Christmas Cheer print. I could just imagine it looking so cute next to that wreath!! Alas... my budget could not. So I did the next best thing and read the huge variety of tutorials all over Pinterest, quickly realizing that I could inexpensively and easily create this myself. So I did. For about $8.00. Yippee! Here is my version of this DIY.
1) Gather your supplies. (Wreath form out of cardboard (See #2), packaging paper, scissors, tape and yarn. (I show wire but in the end I used a hot glue gun because it worked better, so get that instead.)
I used two packages of wool yarn from Michaels and they were about $7.00 each, but I had a 50% off coupon so there you go. You could almost buy three of them for this wreath if you were a stickler for making things exactly how they appear. Here on this blog, we shoot for pretty darn close and super under budget. I will say, however, that the yarn choice seems to be very important, both in color and texture. You want a full yarn in a soft, slightly white color. I used this brand, in "Winter White." (Patons Cobbles- Winter White)
2) For the wreath form, I flipped a large 15" bowl upside down on a piece of flat cardboard and cut out a circle, then cut the inside out and had my form. I used off-white packaging paper that I already had on hand, and wrapped the wreath form up with it, taping to secure.
3-4) I loosely wrapped the yarn around my hand ten times then snipped it.
5) Set the yarn down very carefully on your work surface and cut another piece of yarn about seven inches long.
6) Tie the piece of yarn around the center, securing in a knot.
7) Use your scissors to snip all the "loops" making this into a pompom. (Don't worry if they are wild looking or vary in lengths. You can give them a trim very easily.)
quick and painless projects like that?
Also... you can purchase this fun Christmas print, sized at 11x14" here, in my shop!
(Faux wood grain wrapping paper was found at Marshall's last year.)
Christmas items... I wanted to remind everyone that you can still use this 10% off coupon code (LMM10) until November 15th, for any sign in sweet Tara's shop!
And now I'm going to go make some pumpkin muffins. (grin)