Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Christmas Projects: The Wreath

I was so excited about the project I mentioned yesterday that I couldn't wait to get started on it once the kids were in bed.  Two hours and fifteen minutes later I was done and this is what I created:

Meet my yarn wreath, also known as a door sweater!  It's not often that a project I tackle actually ends up like I envision in my head, but this one did.  I could not be happier with how it turned out.  I love it!  I saw the idea on etsy (of course!) and thought, "Hey! I can do that!" And I was right.  The going rate for one on etsy was at least $30.  Mine is larger then most I found on there and it cost me $6.50 in supplies with yarn to spare.
I also learned how to make ruffles last night.  They aren't perfect, but they still look good on their new home.  For us, I love the reds and browns; it fits us and my style and will be perfect for the winter holidays and beyond.  But truly the possibilities are endless with the different yarns and fabrics or felts.  I'm in love with this project!  I'm not sold on the fabric hanger, but I was so excited to show it off that I just tied some scrap fabric on to hang it.  Maybe some ribbon or even just a piece of yarn...we'll see.

So that's my big project!  I actually finished up another little Christmas item yesterday, too (pictures of that to come).  Two projects in one week is unheard of for me.  But I was reminded that I do love having a creative outlet and I need to make more time for it.

Anyone's door looking lonely and need some company?   Make it a door sweater!


jess said...

love it, crafty kate!

Marisa said...

So cute! Great job!

Amber said...

can't wait to show off my cozy door sweater too! she's all wrapped and just waiting for her ruffle. thanks for sharing the love. :)