Monday, March 18, 2013

Spring "Grass" Wreath Made From Yarn

Here we are at Monday once again.  Hope your weekend was all that you wanted it to be.  We spent our weekend helping our oldest daughter and family move to their new home.  We are tired.  Thankfully, Saturday the weather was gorgeous - perfect for moving.  Sunday, it was a bit cooler.  Today, we had a toad strangler with hail at our house.  Good thing they weren't moving today.  Yikes.

It's March 18,  countdown to the official first day of spring on Wednesday, March 20 better known as the spring equinox.  Am I looking forward to it?  You bet I am, especially if the weather will warm up. Trees and shrubs are blooming, the grass is getting that icky sprouty uneven look where it is going to have to be mowed and soon.  Flowers are also showing their beautiful colors.  It's such a respite from the cold gray of winter.  We just need the weather to warm up consistently.  One day it's warm, next day it's cool.  Guess that's March for you.  Yes, I am impatient.

I got so eager for spring that I decorated the house last week just to make it feel more spring like.  I didn't want everything to be Easter decorations so I had to change everything again at the end of March.  So I went with a lot of pink and green which fits the season perfectly don't you think?

The wreath above is hanging on our back door and is the easiest wreath you will ever make in your life, even if you have NEVER made a wreath before.  A child could make this wreath.  I saw it on Pinterest and it really caught my eye because it looks like new spring grass ready all ready for some bare feet.  The little flowers add just enough contrast to make it oh so adorable.  I found this wreath on a blog called Capture the Details.  There are many variations on Pinterest, some with Easter decorations, but I liked this nice, fresh spring variation.

Here is all you need to make this.

1 foam wreath form (I used a 12 inch one, use any size you like)
1 skein fun fur yarn.  (I used lime green bought at JoAnn's)
I used some vintage trim I had that looks like daisies.  Use whatever flowers you want.
double faced satin ribbon if you want a bow.

Start by wrapping the yarn around the wreath form close together.  Wrap all the way around the form and hot glue the end to the back.  There was just a little yarn left over from one skein on the 12 inch form.  I used a seam ripper to lift the yarn out from under where it was wrapped so it would stand up as much as possible.  Hot glue your flowers to the "grass" wherever you want them to be.  Use any color you would like, just make sure they are small so you don't overpower the "grass."  Tie a bow if you want one and hot glue it to the wreath.  Hang.

This project could not be any simpler if you tried.  It is SO festive and makes me long for green grass and bare feet (at least flip flops).  If you want to add Easter decorations to it, go ahead.  It's your wreath, decorate it any way you want.  My thought was this will go all the way until summer without holiday specific decorations.

Give this easy little project a try.  It will give you "spring fever" for sure.  They could be made in different sizes and hung all over your home if you wanted.  It's a great way to bring in a breath of spring.

Everyday Donna

Things to Remember:

To me a lush carpet of pine needles or spongy grass is more welcome than the most luxurious Persian rug.   Helen Keller

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