Wednesday, November 17, 2010

A cozy yarn ball wreath



So...umm....I've started a little "light" Christmas decorating :)


I just simply couldn't wait any longer.


I've been craving the cozy, warm (as in sit-by-the-fire), wintery holiday feeling...and for some reason I'm drawn to holiday decor that feels "cozy".

ie: anything made from wool/felt/pompoms, etc

I decided to roll with a red, white and grey colour scheme.

And I love it!!

I found the yarn at my local thrift shop, and the styrofoam balls and round brown cardboard (?) wreath form at the dollar store. 





It's easy to make.....well, slightly time consuming to wind the yarn onto the styro balls...but I did the whole thing in about and hour and a half after the kids were in bed :)




Now I just have to decide where to hang it....

On my chalkboard wall in the kitchen (I kinda like the look of the grey wool against the chalk board) [first picture]


Or on my black front door...





Or where it is right now...on my mirror above the mantel.




I made some make-shift tree stencils and sprayed some spray-snow on the mirror. 

I'm sort of loving the winter wonderland look, and how the curve of the mirror looks a little bit like a snowy hill.







If you want to try making a yarn ball wreath, there's a great tutorial over at Life through the Lens


28 comments:

  1. The wreath you made is really cute. Love it on the mirror with those great trees. I am all about the "cozy."

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  2. I love the colors! I might have to do that tomorrow! :) You're right, it looks like little snowy hills.. Love it!

    I just put up some winter tablescapes, I'm craving Christmas too.. :)

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  3. I just saw this somewhere in blogland done with red and green....I'm gonna make one, too!

    You did a great job!!!

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  4. Very cute! I love it on the black door.

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  5. I think it looks lovely on the mirror. I love the snowy white trees, too! Fun colors...great job!

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  6. I love the colors you chose! They definitely scream cozy! ♥ DavesWife

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  7. That is the cutest wreath!! So great :) And PS I love your header, it looks fabulous!!!
    Nancy xo

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  8. Such a cute wreath! And the little trees are perfect.

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  9. So pretty! I love how it is "wintery" looking and not just for Christmas. And the snow on the mirror....ummm, helllooo GENIUS!

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  10. I love the red,white & grey-what a great combo! Nice work Trace!

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  11. Super cute wreath Tracey...I love it! Love your color combo too! ~Deb~

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  12. What a great idea. The colors are wonderful. Has a very lodge look to it. Thanks for sharing. ~~Sherry~~

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  13. I'm so into yarn balls this year! I've got them in wreaths and sitting around looking all cozy! But this is the first all yarn ball wreath I've seen! I love it!
    Would you think about dropping in and linking up at my blog linky: All Things Merry & Brite?
    I'd be so excited if you did!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  14. I've slowly been bringing out my Christmas things too. Yesterday I brought out my Christmas dishes, which I love. I think your wreath looks fab on the mirror with the trees! I'm visiting from H.O.H, have a great day!

    http://www.amaskellantics.com/

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  15. That wreath is too cute and I love the trees you put on your mirror...so festive!

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  16. great job....! its lovely!! so much for waiting 2 more weeks!! haha! its hard to resist the christmas decorating urges!! i love love love the christmas trees on the mirror! what a great idea that i might need to copy! :)

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  17. great job....! its lovely!! so much for waiting 2 more weeks!! haha! its hard to resist the christmas decorating urges!! i love love love the christmas trees on the mirror! what a great idea that i might need to copy! :)

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  18. very pretty! Looks nice and cozy, love it with the grey!

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  19. Thanks for linking! Hope you come back next Wednesday! xoxo
    Robin

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  20. This is really cute! I've been looking for a new idea for a Christmas wreath. Great job!

    Louise
    http://experimentalblogger810.blogspot.com/

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  21. It's hard to get into XMAS decoration yet. Here in Rome, Italy, it is still warm during the day and the colors indicate Fall (not Winter)...

    However, I'm working on it... In fact, I'm organizing Christmas cards now, so that they will arrive in time in the US. I actually wrote about it today on the blog...

    Anyhow, this wreath is really cute and as it appears really doable, why dont you link up your tutorial for it here:
    http://www.finecraftguild.com/diy-linky-party-21/

    Rose

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  22. I love the colors you used for your wreath--so warm and cozy!

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  23. I love your wreath and the color scheme is perfect! We started decorating too. We couldn't wait any longer. We started out with making some christmas ornaments and then we made some ribbon trees!

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  24. That's great! I would love for you to come link this up at my Strut Your Stuff Party, and enter the giveaway as well!
    http://danajeanward.blogspot.com/2010/11/strut-your-stuff-link-party-and.html

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  25. Hello,

    How fun! I love the wintery scene with the whit Christmas trees on the mirror.
    Thank you for sharing.
    Claudia

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  26. I love love LOVE this idea, just might have to copy it.
    Have a great start to the new week, Tracey! xx

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  27. I love your wreath! All my OSU family and friends are gonna love this too:) I blogged about your wreath tonight and posted a pic of it too. Heck...I even put it on my FB wall...can you tell I love it??? Hugs and Blessings:)

    Cheryl
    http://vintageserenity.blogspot.com/2010/12/goodwill-spirit-and-yarn-balls.html

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