I love fall so much and I LOVE Halloween. I just love it. I decided it was time to get into Halloween mode around here. I started with a new wreath.
I chose black yarn for wrapping ….cuz its spooky. 🙂 For other yarn wreaths I’ve made, I used a foam form. I do love the way they turn out, but they are kind of skinny.
So, this time I used a straw wreath form and just left the plastic on it. It was cheaper and thicker and easier to wrap. Win. Win. Win.
This part takes a long time, but it really doesn’t matter if you are messy about it. It looks the same either way.
I’ve always admired the argyle wreaths yarn wreaths I see around, so I thought it was time to give that a try. And argyle just screams ‘fall’ to me. I first cut out diamonds from the felt I chose. I used a sparkly, glitter orange, dark purple and smokey gray. I really like they way they look together.
Then, I laid them out on the wreath to make sure it all fit and looked OK.
Next, I glued the outside corners down with a dab of hot glue. So far so good.
Next, I took the black yarn, (but you could use a contrasting color – I already had a lot of colors going on so I stuck with black) tied it in the back and wrapped all the way around one way going over the middle of each diamond.
Then, I reversed and went the other way completing the ‘X’ on each diamond.
To accessorize I glued on some sequence picks from Hobby Lobby and a bird from the Dollar Tree. Yeah that’s right…. “I put a bird on it!” (I can’t help it!)
Finally, I decided it needed a word and “BOO” seemed appropriate. I made little tags and put the letters on with stickers. I attached it all with a piece of twine and tiny clothes pins.
Done and done. Now I have to start thinking about our costumes! Hummm.