I feel so fancy these days.
Forget the yoga pants – I’m the mom that runs around in running shorts and my husband’s old Texas Tech intramural sports T-shirts. I feel like yoga pants you can at least dress up; there’s no hope for running shorts and T-shirts that are truly 2-3 sizes too big for me.
We live in a rental house and, regardless of how nice it is and how great the neighborhood is, it’s not OUR house. There’s really no room for personalization via paint and built-in shelving and such. So the fanciness factor is kind of low here too.
BUT I made my own yarn wreath. And therefore the fanciness has recently skyrocketed. Who knew that $15 worth of crafting supplies and a few hours of my time could make me feel so…I don’t know…boho chic?!
I got everything I needed for this at WalMart, and the things I already had (like a hot glue gun) are really not that pricey if you don’t have them. Here’s what it took:
- 1 hay wreath (mine is about 18 inches in diameter-ish) ~$3.00
- 1 spool of yarn (is spool a word for yarn?) in an awesome mustard yellow – pick your favorite color though! ~$2.50
- 1 letter ‘D’ for Disarro ~$2.00
- Paint for the ‘D’ ~$1.50
- Felt squares (around 12 or so at $0.25 apiece) ~$3.00
- Hot glue gun + glue (I already had these so I’m not sure how much it cost)
- GRAND TOTAL: $12.00
I can’t say that I made this totally on my own genius; in fact I got most of the directions here. The great thing is that the wreath can be holiday-themed or just something that you’ll have hanging in your house year-round. I chose the year-round option since I really don’t feel like finding more storage for more holiday decorations, but I think it would be really fun to one day make a great big Christmas one with holly leaves and little red felt flowers!
Here’s what I did:
- Like the tutorial said, leave the plastic on the yarn wreath. I used Scotch tape to hold the yarn in place and I would go around the wreath about 3 times, then go back over that yarn 3 times to make sure all of the plastic was covered. Tie it off when you’re done wrapping.
- For the letter I just put it on a piece of plastic and dabbed paint on it with a paper towel to get the texture. You could just finger paint it on, use a brush, whatever you want! Let it dry completely before attaching it to your wreath.
- For the roses I followed the tutorial exactly, using a bowl to measure out the circles for the larger flowers and a coaster to measure out the circles for the smaller ones. This is what took the longest, but I liked it because it just felt (FELT – get it?! HA.) therapeutic. Definitely something you can do mindlessly in front of a great chick flick.
- Attach everything using hot glue and let it dry before hanging it up!
I’m being honest when I say I feel fancy making this, but I have to admit that I really love how it turned out!
What about you guys? Any fun crafts lately? Feel free to link up in the comments so that I can check it out & Pin it!