i’ve had a ridiculously busy week and a half or so, ever since we returned from our trip. today has been albi and my first day off together and our first chance to finally get caught up on chores and editing videos, but mostly just hanging out.
i usually can’t stand having an unproductive day off, it feels like an enormous waste of time and I end up getting very cranky, but today it actually felt wonderful to lounge around in pajamas. also, in spite of all the lounging, we have actually gotten quite a bit of cooking, cleaning, and crafting done, so i’m feeling extra pleased with myself.
I started a little yarn wreath project last weekend when my mom was in town and she took my sister, niece and me on a shopping spree at jo-ann fabrics. usually these kinds of splurges end in a pile of unfinished projects, but I’m happy to say I was able to complete mine for once.
I’ve loved yarn wreaths ever since the first time I was invited to my good friend Sarah’s home (of sarahhearts.com) and i spotted the charming set of yarn wreaths on her front door. Now, this was at least a couple years ago, but I’ve never stopped wanting to make one. I finally got around to it and considering it was my first attempt, i’m pleased with the results. I love hanging wreaths on my front door, but until now I had this old, faded, faux floral mess up there that was starting to look a bit tacky. my bright summery yarn wreath has definitely livened up our otherwise dreary front door.
All it took was a white styrofoam base that was priced just under $5, 4 sheets of felt at $.38 each, a $2.50 ball of cotton yarn (about 86m/56.7g worth) and myhot glue gun and a scrap of ribbon (already owned). For a total cost under $10, and a few hours worth of crafting, I’d say this is an awesome project that even the uncraftiest person could rock out. I can’t wait to make another!