Sunday, September 21, 2014

Autumn Wreath

I am amazed at two things.  One, my last blog post was in January.  What??  Two, I actually have quiet, leisurely time to put together a quick entry.  I do wish I had more time to do crafty things and post entries on them.  I miss using my creativeness.  

The wreath that's been on my door is the one from my last blog entry.  A white, rose wreath.  

Now that September is almost over I figured it was time to switch it up and get with the season that is just around the corner:  Autumn.

I've had this wreath hiding in the corner next to the piano.  And let's be real...I made it in 2011, which is so yesterday. 

I knew I wasn't going to use it so I figured I could update it.  I cut off all of the felt flowers I had made, which left just the yarn wrapped wreath.  My daughter and I shopped at Hobby Lobby for some new yarn, leaves, and silk flowers.  Here is what we found:

While my daughter and I watched "Flubber" (RIP Robin Williams) I wrapped, and wrapped, and wrapped.  Finally, the creme yarn was completely covered.

The next step was to cut the flowers from the stems, as well as the leaves.  I slowly hot glued some leaves, then a flower, then some more leaves, and more flowers. I started at the base of the wreath in the center and moved out to the right and left until I thought it looked completed.

The finished product...which will probably up until Winter.

Hopefully the it won't be so long before my next entry.  I've got one all ready to go, too.  My daughter has earned quite a few medals this season at her first go around at competitive gymnastics.  She asked if we could make something to hang them from.  The project is if I can just find more time to post.