It’s Throwback Thursday! Here’s one of my favorite DIY’s from 2011.
It’s been a hand-made Christmas this year for me….well, decoration-wise anyway. With a new house comes a craving for new decor. So, inspired by Pinterest and my fellow bloggers (and a little bit of Martha Stewart!), I set out to create. One project was a new wreath for our porch door. I made a burlap fall wreath, but obviously it was time to replace that. I found this cute little number on Pinterest, and decided to try to replicate it.
I bought red and white yarn, and a spool of jute (twine), and a wreath form. You’ll also need thick ribbon, scissors and hot glue. I cut each page of the newspaper into quarters, and then crumpled them into balls.
I decided that the base of my wreath was going to be red, so I tied a knot around the wreath form at the seam and slowly wound the yarn around it, being careful not to overlap and to keep the yarn tight.
Then I took the first ribbon and wrapped it over the second loop and secured with hot glue.
Moving on to the yarn balls. Just wrap them tightly around the newspaper balls. You want the newspaper to be completely covered, and its ok that the balls are slightly different sizes. I made about 22 of the red and white, and 8 of the twine. Even though technically I am finished with my wreath, I still may go back and add some more balls to the sides and top to give it some more depth and bulk. You can always add more, so I’d start with just 20 or so. Find something good on TV because these take awhile!
Tada! Great, bright addition to our living room! And because I only used red, white and natural colors in my yarn ball wreath, I feel like I can leave it up through the entire winter season…straight through Valentine’s Day!
I’m linking up here this week!