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Saturday, January 23, 2016

Winter Wreath

Time for another winter craft project - a winter wreath. 

After I made the Furry Polar Wreaths for the Christmas tree in the great room, I decided to purchase another skein of that yarn to make a larger winter wreath that I could put up after Christmas. By the time I made it back to Walmart to get that additional skein, it was out of stock. I looked through all the yarn they did have in stock to find what I thought would be an acceptable alternative. 

That's when I purchased the skein of Bernat Pipsqueak yarn that I used for the snowballs. I actually made the wreath first and used the remaining yarn for the snowballs.

In the long run, I'm happy they didn't have the furry yarn that day, as this is much whiter and works better for a snow/winter theme. Remember the color? Whitey White!

I simply wrapped the yarn around - and around - and around the wreath form - tucking the loose end under a few of the "wraps." It took about 25 minutes to completely cover the wreath. Again, no glue necessary. Then, I looped a snowflake ornament through a burlap ribbon and looped the burlap ribbon through the wreath.

This is the handmade snowflake ornament I purchased at the Eagle Harbor Art Fair back in August. 

I thumbtacked the ribbon to the top edge of the window casing. . . 

and hung my handmade snowshoe ornament from the tack. I got the snowshoes at the Eagle Harbor Art Fair, too. The snowflake and the snowshoes were made by the same local basket weaver.

Fast? Yes. Simple? Yes.

The dining room window - decked out for winter.

On an unrelated note, the crew finished one side of the barn roof yesterday - completely - even the shingles! I know! It's amazing what 6 guys can accomplish.

All is well (and still whitey white) in the Keweenaw.

6 comments:

  1. Perfect winter wreath! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  2. That is so pretty! Love the added snowflake.

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    1. Thank you, Christine. I have a few of those snowflakes from a local artist. The small snowshoes were also made by her.

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