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Saturday, November 12, 2016

Leftovers Wreath

It was one of those days. I wanted a project, so I dug out a square wreath form I had on hand and challenged myself to do something with it using a skein of yarn I had purchased from a dollar store back in March.

This was an eyelash yarn - more cream than white.

With no particular plan in mind, I tied the end of the yarn onto the wreath and started wrapping.

It was obvious that I wouldn't have enough yarn to go around the entire wreath, so I just wrapped it around selected spots - the middle sections of all 4 sides of the wreath.

I decided to use rope to fill in the empty spots on my square. As I began wrapping the rope around the form, I didn't like how thick the rope was getting as I went around the tip of the corner, so I stopped just short of the corner on each side. I also pushed the wrapped yarn together a little tighter as I worked with the rope to keep the yarn out of my way.

I did all 4 corners the same way - leaving the actual corners of the wreath empty. Next, I cut the remainder of my yarn into 4 equal pieces and used one of the pieces to wrap the first corner.

It was just long enough to cover the entire corner.

After all 4 corners were covered, I used my fingers to spread out the wrapped yarn on each side of the wreath, so there wasn't any space between the yarn and the rope.

Hmm. What next? I had some chalkboard stickers and wrote F-A on one and L-L on the other. I then centered the stickers on some canvas tags and attached the tags to the top center of the wreath. Next came a green floral clip - also at the top center. No need for glue; just clipped it onto the yarn.

Since our fall weather can be pretty harsh in the U.P., I put the wreath on the inside of our front door. You may think that's crazy, but our front door is rarely used, and it can't be seen from the road.

I switched out the floral clip for an orange one a couple of weeks later.

I know this wreath is a bit unconventional, but I like it. . .

and it can easily morph into something different for other seasons. For example, I could replace the tags with an ornament and add a poinsettia clip for Christmas.

Since I had everything on hand, I'm calling this one my Leftovers Wreath.

All is well in the Keweenaw.

In addition to Hometalk and some of the link parties in the left column of this blog, this post was also shared at:

Jann Olson's Share Your Cup #224


  1. It is unconventional! But I love that you used what you had! Thank you for sharing this project at Dishing It & Digging It! :) We enjoy having you each week!

  2. You came up with a creative alternative when you didn't have enough yarn. Cute idea! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  3. So cute and crafty!
    Thanks for stopping by the Funtastic Friday blog hop! Hope to see you again!

  4. Unconventional is a good thing! I absolutely love it! Not sure if Ontonagon is close or not but, I stayed with some relatives there for a few weeks when I was younger and I loved heading out the door, to the beach, to hang out with the loons ;)

    1. Ontonagon is about 80 miles southwest of us. Glad you have some nice memories of the U.P. Thanks for your kind comment.

  5. This is such a creative piece! Love it!!! Thank you for sharing your bits & pieces with the outside world! ;-)


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