October 11, 2012

I Might Be Crafty After All!

Well, I did it! I managed to get a project done among the doctor visits and naps! Not bad! The other day I showed some pictures of projects in the works. One, being a wreath.

wreath, yarn, pistachio shell flowers, yarn wrapped wreath

I had picked up a couple of wreaths while looking at all the wonderful fall decorations out there. Then, a few weeks later, I came across these beautiful balls of yarn in some yummy colors. And the idea was born! I was going to decorate the wreath with various yarn colors.

I left the wreath in the plastic wrap as it was much less messy this way. My son being the math genius he is, figured out how large to make each block of color. The wreath is 14 inches, I was planning on using 3 colors. He walked away for about 45 seconds and then announced, "4 inches. Each color should be 4 inches on the outside circle, not inside circle." Trusting him as I do, I went to work.

I apologize for the lack of pics during the wrapping of the wreath. The pneumonia doesn't have me working at my peak. I glued the beginning and end strands of each color block, and sometimes, one in between depending on the the lumpiness of the wreath. This is what it looks like all wrapped up!

wreath, yarn, yarn wrapped wreath, pistachio shell flowers

Don't you just love these colors together!? I had some brown fringe lying around, so I added it to the back of the wreath so it was just peaking out. Just to give the wreath some dimension.

wreath, yarn, yarn wrapped wreath, pistachio shell flowers

wreath, yarn, yarn wrapped wreath, pistachio shell flowers

My next thought was to make yarn flowers. But then I remembered some wonderful flowers that Kristi, from Addicted 2 Decorating made. Take a look!


And I knew the color and texture was just what this wreath needed. I had a co-worker (thanks Heidi) save pistachio shells for me some time ago, just hadn't put them to use. They were just waiting for me...and for this project! So I went to work making pistachio shell flowers. You can hop over to Addicted 2 Decorating for the tutorial. They are super easy and it goes really fast! Here are my creations...

From this...
wreath, yarn, yarn wrapped wreath, pistachio shell flowers

To this!
wreath, yarn, yarn wrapped wreath, pistachio shell flowers

I tied some yarn at the top for hanging the wreath before applying the flowers. And here she is!

wreath, yarn, pistachio shell flowers, yarn wrapped wreath



wreath, yarn, pistachio shell flowers, yarn wrapped wreath

wreath, yarn, pistachio shell flowers, yarn wrapped wreath

So what do you think? Have you ever made a wreath this way? Ever used pistachio shells in your crafting? I don't think it will be my last time, that's for sure!

Thank you for stopping by! Please come again!


Share and follow the fun on

Linked to:

12 comments :

  1. very pretty. As i was looking at this I remember my great grandmother wrapping wire clothes hangers in yarn. They would tie two colors to the top of the hangers and then switch back and forth on the colors while wrapping it. wonder if a wreath could be done the same way

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Kisses1965! I remember those wire clothes hanger projects, and yes, I believe you can make a wreath out of them! I am so glad you stopped by and looked at my wreath. :) I am actually pretty proud of this one!

      Delete
  2. WOW, this is so cute! Thank for sharing. Great tut too.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Debbie! I had fun this one! I really like it, too. It has found a home in my kitchen. :)

      Delete
  3. This did turn out very nice! the fringe makes it ;-)
    JoAnn

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks JoAnn! I love the fringe too! Thanks for stopping by!

      Delete
  4. And you made that with Pneumonia? WOW. It's pretty fabulous!!!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Shannon! Yep, with pneumonia. Glad you stopped by!

      Delete
  5. I would say you are VERY Crafty! That took pure talent!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Awe, thanks, Melissa! I'm glad you like it!

      Delete
  6. This is absolutely fabulous!! How talented you are!! Years ago I thought there was no way that I could toss out these shells...so I saved them. But, nothing ever popped to give me an idea...so they are gone, tossed in the trash! This is awesome and I will be saving up the next time we have them. I will be making this for the fall next season. Thanks for sharing!
    Charlotte from AZ

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love...love...love this, so clever. I never would have thought to make anything out of those shells....I have thrown away so many of them over the years, won't be anymore. I'm going to share this with my group over at Cafemom, our crafty Mom's are going to love it.

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for visiting 4 Sythe Trail. Please leave a comment so I know you were here. I try to respond to everyone, as I want to connect with each of you! Thanks again!