Sunday, March 25, 2012

Grass Wreath


Over on Pinterest, I saw a fun wreath made
primarily of a foam wreath form and fur yarn.
When I first published this post, I credited the incorrect
originator of this idea. Was the post that I saw on
Pinterest trying to steal someone else's work and idea?

Anyway, this seems to be the original blog post:

You need a green foam wreath form...

...and lime green fun fur (or eyelash)  yarn.

             At first I could not find this color and tried to dye some white and other colors fun fur/eyelash yarn.
Do not attempt.  The yarn is polyester and did not take up any dye.
I finally did find some locally but if you can't, you might need to order online.
Get the larger skein (55 yards I think).  It will be about $7 - $10. 

                  I lost the photos that I took of the construction process
          Did I accidentally copy them to an obscure file?
       Did I forget to have to memory card in the camera?

Anchor the end of the yarn and start wraping and
wraping and wraping the yard around the form
keeping the strands of yarn close together.
This is a re-creation of how to wrap the wreath with some of the non-dyeable fun fur yarn.
All the lime green yarn got used on the original wreath.

 When you get to
the end of the yarn, secure it by tying off to an already
wrapped piece of yarn.  This is what you end up with:






It is so darn cute and fluffy...you just want to "pet" it. 

I added the foam eggs on wires by sticking them into the foam
to make it Easter-y.  The wreath could be use for different
occasions just by changing out the decorations.








Since all these materials are weather-resistant, this wreath
can be used outside.  If it gets wet, you may need to "fluff"
the fur yarn with your fingers to perk it up.
The wreath form was $8, the yarn was $7, and the eggs were $7 if all are regular price.
If you look for sales or use coupons at the craft stores, it would be less.

Update:
I was underwhelmed by my cute, fuzzy wreath every time I pulled
   in my driveway. It just looked kind of "meh" from the street.

So I added a bow and clustered the eggs near the bow
instead of having them march "single file" around the wreath.

I wasn't happy with any single ribbon that I found.
The blue was not interesting enough and the pattern ribbon
was not wide enough so I combined the two ribbon in the bow.

I got a few more pre-made sparkle-y eggs while
I was shopping for the ribbon.

Ooops!The bow's tails are different lengths...
should I even them up?

The cute, fuzzy yarn wreath now looks better up
close AND at a distance. 
This is my 100th blog post.  It seems like everything that could go wrong, has gone wrong with it (including
posting the above photo that is crooked).
I'm glad all blog posts are not this difficult or I would have given up already.

Thanks for coming by to see this fuzzy-wuzzy wreath...
I hope you will make one too! 

37 comments:

  1. I love it! What a fabulous idea, I can see it as a Christmas wreath, too.

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  2. I pinned this same wreath earlier! The actual source is: http://pattyschaffer.typepad.com/capture_the_details/2010/03/monday-make-it-spring-baby-grass-wreath.html

    so terrible that people are stealing via pinterest like that!

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  3. That turned out really cute. What a clever idea. I LOVE stealing ideas that someone else has already figured out! xo Diana

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  4. I can see that cute wreath going right into summer! Maybe bees or butterflies on the grass. ~ Maureen

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  5. very cute, stopping by from centsational girl's link!

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  6. I seriously thought that you somehow did that with real grass until I scrolled down and saw that it was yarn! The texture and color matches the real grass that I planted perfectly! Wouldn't those things be cute paired together? Nice job, it turned out great!

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  7. This is so fun. It looks like real grass. You find the best ideas.

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  8. Love a good copy cat!

    Laura
    cookiecrumbsandsawdust.blogspot.com

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  9. That wreath is so cute! It looks like a fuzzy chick!

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  10. Okay, at first I didn't understand the green fur, but now I do. How adorable that it looks like Easter basket grass. That is darling!!

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  11. What a brilliant idea for Easter.

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  12. I just love your wreath. Such a clever idea to use that type of yarn. Perfect. Thanks for sharing at DIYbyDesign.

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  13. That is so cute! I love what you did with the "fur"!

    You are very good to go out and find the correct link to the original post. Lots of people don't do that! You are a very sweet blogger!

    Best wishes,
    Natasha in Oz

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  14. Hi Miss Kitty!

    I saw something very similar to this and was also planning on copying it. I wonder if I could substitute something else for the yarn.... Yours turned out really cute :)

    Thanks for sharing this at my party this week!

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesday's Bunny Hop Party!

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  15. Oh my, take a bow!

    You've put a "spring" in my step with your creative loveliness.

    Have a blessed day!

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  16. I hope you will share this starting tonight at The CSI Project, The challenge is Spring Vignettes and Decor. That includes Easter. It will be a great party!!! Lots of inspiration.
    www.thecsiproject.com

    hugs,
    Dee, the CSI Girl

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  17. I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. You can find the badge, and more details, by visiting my blog. Have a great day! patsy

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  18. Congratulations on your 100th blog post! Lovely entryway -- the wreath is adorable.

    Visiting from the Bunny Hop, Debra

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  19. Your wreath turned out really pretty! Congrats on the 100th post! Thanks for sharing at the Rock 'N Share.

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  20. What a great wreath! Love the colors...so bright and festive, just in time for Easter!

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  21. This looks so lovely. I would love for you to drop by My Dream Canvas as well :-) I’m visiting from Wow Us Wednesdays. Really like your blog.

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  22. Such a cute idea, and looks a bit like moss. This would be so cute in other colors for different holidays. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. I love this look...reminds me of the grinch. I'm glad I found your blog at The Shady Porch party. I'm a new follower too, so I can keep in touch. I would love if you stopped by and followed back on LF and GFC. Nice to meet you, Lori

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  24. What a cute idea! I love your final product. The changes you made are perfect. And I like the ribbon tails different lengths!

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  25. This is the cutest wreath! I love the look of the yarn and the Easter eggs...so adorable. Thanks for linking to the Open House party.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  26. Turned out beautiful and I like your urns as well. Have a great day.

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  27. this is so darn cute....I can hardly stand it. I know everyone that passes by your home just ooohs and aaaahs over it. Happy Easter and Bunny Hop

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  28. This is such a cute wreath! Thanks so much for sharing it with us this week! We featured it today!

    Take care,

    Trish

    http://www.uncommondesignsonline.com/2012/04/welcoming-spring-wreaths.html

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  29. This is just the cutest Easter wreath ever! You did an amazing job!
    Happy Spring!

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  30. A beautiful wreath. I love the ribbons you chose.

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  31. what a great wreath for easter & spring. love it. hopped over thanks to the "bunny blog hop" ... luv your blog. so nice to meet ya. take care. (:

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  32. Love this idea! You did a great job!

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  33. Love your wreath! So pretty with all the easter eggs and the ribbon is beautiful!

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  34. I never thought a glass wreath could look so good.

    lisa

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  35. I love this, just have to get the supplies! I'm sure I can make this in time for Eadter! Thanks so much for posting this darling idea!!!
    Millie

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