Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Christmas Bells & Bird Yarn Wrapped Wreath

I love wreaths!  They are one of my very favorite things to make.  Especially yarn wrapped ones.  I've made quite a few.  Most recently, I did one for the fall.  I also have a yarn wrapped snowflake wreath from last winter, which I recently retrieved from storage & put on our bedroom door.  But I needed a new wreath to replace my autumn one on the front door.  (Oh darn!  I need to make another wreath...) So this is what I came up with:

I loooove it!  So simple, but so fun!  I wrapped a foam wreath with soft green yarn.  Which, you may know, takes forever, but looks awesome when it was done.  Then I grabbed my hot glue gun and got to work!  The silver bells I had in a box from something last year.  I think they came on something that I received, I remember cutting them off of something, but I can't remember what.  The red bells are a little larger, and I got them in a pack from JoAnn's Fabric for a couple dollars.

I glued the red & silver bells onto the wreath randomly.  I tried to spread out the silver ones, as there was less of them than there were of the red.  I think I did a pretty good job at making it look as random as possible.

Once the bells were all attached, I took a little white bird that I also got at JoAnn's & attached it with hot glue above the bells in the middle of the wreath.  Hehe, it's sitting in a nest of bells.  So cute!  I had originally wanted an owl to sit in there, but I couldn't find one that I liked.  I liked this birdy, so I decided on the bird instead.

What do you think of this wreath?  I love it for the Christmas holiday!  I put it up on the door for pictures over the weekend but then I put my autumn wreath back up.  I told my husband I'll switch them out the day after Thanksgiving.  You know, gotta keep that pretty colorful fall wreath out as long as possible too :)

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