Monday, January 16, 2012

Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers GIVEAWAY!

Remember in my post on my Patriotic Wreath how I mentioned I started working on another wreath after I ran out of felt? Well this is the wreath I made!

Supplies I Used:
  • Wreath Form - once again I bought a Christmas grapevine wreath and ripped off the decorations, you can't beat $3!
  • Lion Brand Yarn (read the rest of the post to see why I am so specific!)
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun and Glue
  • Scissors
  • Felt
  • Circle Stencils of Varying Sizes (bowls, CD, etc.)
  • Disappearing Ink Marker
Since I ran out of Navy Blue & Red felt for my Patriotic Wreath, I decided to start wrapping my grapevine wreath with yarn. I bought some super cheap (both in quality & price) cream colored yarn and started to long process of wrapping. It took forever and was messy because I used the grapevine wreath I had tiny twigs all over.

See how cheap and wimpy the crappy yarn made this look? Plus it took WAY long since I used such thin thread and it kept getting knotted & tangled as I was taking it out of the ball which made me so angry I eventually just cut the knots out. I did NOT like how this looked so when I went to buy more felt for the Patriotic Wreath I picked up some Lion Brand yarn and OMGoodness what a difference it made! I made sure I bought a fatter and bulkier thread plus this stuff felt soooo soft. It was perfect.

So after re-wrapping the entire wreath, which took half the time and the Lion Brand yarn did NOT knot up or tangle once, I was ready to attach my felt flowers. Since I had leftover Navy Blue felt & ribbon from the Patriotic Wreath, I was able to use those along with some yellow felt I found in the scraps bin for cheap! There are TONS of felt flower tutorials out there, I pinned quite a few on Pinterest so check out my DIY board here to see how I made the felt flowers. I had a broken pearl necklace thanks to Little Miss, so I hot glued the pearls into the centers of my flowers. I glued all the flowers down, attached the ribbon, and TA DAH! I have my first Yarn Wreath with Felt Flowers.

I wish I had a better camera and some photography skills because these photos do not do this wreath justice. I love how simple it is and how you can use it both indoors or outside!

Well now I have an issue, I have no need for a wreath indoors and my Patriotic Wreath is hanging on my front door. So I have decided to do a GIVEAWAY for this wreath! I have quite a few more followers lately so I wanted to show my gratitude :) There are 2 options for the wreath, you can stick with the Navy Blue & Yellow flowers -OR- I can replace the Yellow flower with an identical Light Pink flower. The winner will get a choice of Navy Blue/Yellow flowers or Navy Blue/Light Pink flowers.

Simply follow the instructions below and you can enter to win! You have until 12:01 AM on FRIDAY January 20th to enter I will announce the winner shortly after:
a Rafflecopter giveaway

Congrats Meredith! Thanks everyone that participated and I hope to do more giveaways in the future :)


  1. This is really cute. I think I'm going to have to give it a try myself. Looks like a run to Michael's is in order. :)

    1. I would suggest going somewhere like Hancock Fabrics for the felt and yarn, they usually have them on sale. If you sign up for their email list on their website, they will send you 40% off coupons too! Their felt is just a thicker, better quality and they have am much bigger selection of yarn & felt.

  2. Thanks for having the contest. Great craft idea! Simple but easy :)