Thursday, July 5, 2012

I Craft, Therefore I Have No Thumbprints

A New Summer Wreath!
Since my blogging adventure officially (re) began last summer, I have developed many obsessions. I have also concluded that I'm probably going to be a hoarder soon if someone doesn't stop me.  One craft that I keep recreating over and over again is the wreath. In my opinion, it's perfectly acceptable to have a new fancy wreath hanging on my door for holidays and seasons.
I have made a few of the yarn wrapped wreaths, but I'll be honest - they take for.ev.errr! Maybe I just don't have that fluid "yarn-wrapping motion" like other crafters. I've really taken to adding rosettes and other embellishments to natural wreaths. Usually I can find a natural wreath at JoAnn Fabric for around $5 or so. Not too shabby if you ask me!

In the spring, I made a simple fabric flower and natural wreath for my door here. Today, I kicked it up a notch and added a fun yarn wrapped letter! 

Once upon a time, my dear friend Alissa and I thought it would be a great idea to wrap the letters "Happy" to hang on my wall. After this extremely frustrating afternoon, I vowed to NEVER EVER wrap another letter with yarn in my life.  It was almost a year ago and I still feel the agony of the afternoon. 

I suppose I was feeling spunky today and I decided to tackle the yarn wrapping once more. Considering it was only ONE letter.. I did survive this feat. I didn't throw anything across the room and I most certainly did tackle that letter! Let Birds Fly gives a simple (and positive) tutorial to yarn wrapping here

Using a few fabric rosettes, I jazzed up the 'ol naturale wreath. While wrapping those rosettes I managed to burn my fingers several times. The feeling has come back in my fingertips and I can feel my fingers tapping my keyboard. 

Now, it's time to prep taco lettuce wraps for dinner tonight. Enjoy your Thursday, folks!

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  1. The title of this post had me laughing out loud!!! That is so true! Your wreath turned out great! I have never yarn wrapped anything. . . I guess I should start small!

  2. Youch! I have definitely burned my fingers on the hot glue gun. The worst time was when I was employed as a birthday party leader at an arts & crafts community school. There were 30 - 40 kids and parents in the room, but I had to leave the party with tears in my eyes to get first aid from my coworkers. When you're gluing thin material, hot glue will just sneak up and get you!

  3. I love your post title. SOOOO TRUE!!! :-)

  4. I'm glad you found my blog. Life really is better messy! At least I think so. I wish my husband agreed! haha. I'm your newest follower, I'd love a follow back. I'm on FB too. xo :)

  5. Thank you for linking up to Wild West Thursday's! So pretty, I love it. You should show a DIY on making the little flowers.


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