About two weeks before Christmas I ran across this picture of a yarn ball wreath, that I thought was adorable. I knew I probably wouldn't have time to do it before Christmas hit, but I knew I wanted to try. Well, as you are just now seeing it, you know it didn't happen as I planned. ha!
After Christmas I am usually mixed about how I feel in taking down the decor. I LOVE Christmas trees...waking up to the glowy lights. It's one of the very few redeeming things about icy cold winter. But until this year, I was glad to get rid of the cluttery decorations. This year, I didn't feel that way. I loved my new simple decor and wasn't ready to put it away. I knew I couldn't leave up my "Christmasy" wreath, so I thought I'd make the yarn wreath over the break that could transition us into winter. I am all about changing decor as little as possible. I like a little change, but to be honest, decorating stresses me out a bit and I barely have any free time to do the projects I want to do as it is.
The yarn wreath I saw didn't have a tutorial with it, but I thought I could probably figure it out. I ran to the store with coupons in hand to get some supplies.
-Styrofoam balls (various sizes)
-glue sticks for hot glue gun (& a hot glue gun if you don't have one)
-cardboard circle for back (I cut mine out of an extra box we had, using a plate for the template)
Hold on tight because it might be a little frustrating if you get to the end
and it rolls out of your hand and you have to do it over again.
Not saying that happened to me though (cough cough)
Just start gluing them down and fill in as you go...trying to make sure it's relatively balanced.
Secure it on the back (I used an upside down command hook placed near the top backside of my mirror).Nothing fancy, but it makes me smile and feels warm and wintery.