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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

{Halloween} Simple Yarn Wreath

I wouldn't say I'm a wreath kind of gal. I don't have one on my front door year round, and the few I've made have been of natural elements (like cranberries and fresh magnolia leaves). But being surrounded by so much crafty cuteness from fellow bloggers and Pinterest, I kind of fell for the look of yarn. So I did my own take for Halloween, and of course it was cheap and easy!

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I found this idea to use plumbing pipe insulation as a wreath form. A single 6-foot strip was less than $1, and I made two forms out of it....so I won't feel bad if I toss the wreath at the end of the holiday. I planned to make the wreaths small for a set of interior french doors, but the foam kinks and bends when the circle isn't large enough (hence why I reinforced it with duct tape in a few areas). Also, be sure to get the piping that isn't split.

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I quickly discovered that wrapping yarn around a closed form would take way more patience than I was willing to give, so I opened the form back up and wrapped it that way. I used a dab of hot glue to hold each yarn end in place.


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Once the form was almost completely wrapped, I duct-taped the two ends together and covered the final section with yarn. The whole process took about 15 minutes.

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I added a large spider and her babies (the babies are actually spider rings with the ring portion cut off), then hung them with black tulle ribbon from Command hooks mounted at the top of my doors.

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One reason I refrain from front door wreaths is because the backside can be seen from inside the house. But in this instance, the wreaths are pretty cute and work for Halloween.


Picnik collage


Maybe it's because I'm a sucker for black and white stripes, or it's my kid's infectious Halloween excitement, but I think these guys are pretty fun!


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What do you like to make wreaths out of?

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17 comments:

  1. What a cute idea and I love that it is so simple to make. I normally buy wreaths at the thrift store and then strip them down to use as my form, but I have seen the foam piping idea on-line an it seems like a great inexpensive idea. Love the spiders!

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  2. i love that, cassie! i love the black and white.... they look fabulous with that spider and its creepy babies...

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  3. So cute! I made one of these last year at Christmas but I like your Halloween ones better!

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  4. See, you are a genius! I've been in the process of making yarn wreaths (I need two as well for our double doors), and it takes FOREVER to wrap the yarn around when it's a closed wreath. My sister started hers with me and then was not happy with me (in a joking way) because it was taking soo long! hah

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  5. Looks great. I made one over the weekend too - check it out
    http://www.lonemor.com/2011/10/10/sunday-project/

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  6. I think is simple and awesome. The only wreath I had made is the one with scrap fabric that is all over the web and the ornament one.

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  7. Love the black and white...very chic for Halloween! :)

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  8. That looks cute! I found a wreath on Pinterest that I plan to make today. It's black tulle and orange ribbon. I have enough tulle in my house to last a lifetime so I'm excited to have a fun way to use it!

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  9. SO awesome!! I am a sucker for black and white stripes tooo. They look great!

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  10. Super cute Cassie! I recently made a yarn wreath too...just trying to decide what I want to embellish it with.

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  11. What a darling idea. They look so cute on your front doors. Thanks for the tutorial. I think I will try to make one if time doesn't run out on me. If so, I will try for next year.

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  12. Love this black and white combo! I'm actually getting ready to make my own black and white yarn wreath!

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  13. So cute!!

    I've only made one wreath so far, using burlap & wire. I saw the plumbing pipe idea on Pinterest, but haven't seen anyone actually make a wreath yet.

    Looks great, love it! = )

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  14. Your wreath turned out great!! Love the giant spider addition

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  15. Your wreath turned out great! So cute!

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  16. Your wreath is so cute! I love the black and white! How is your wreath holding up? I made one with a pool noodle and it's looking more like an oval than a circle at this point! I found you through Tip Junkie. Thanks for sharing!

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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