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Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Black & Gold Valentine Yarn Wreath, January "Craft with Me" Series

I asked last week if anyone would be interested in a Craft with Me series and I had a few people tell me they would like it and if I wanted to do it, then do it so.... Welcome to the January Edition of the Craft with Me Series. 

Every month I will post an easy craft that anyone can make, using supplies that anyone can buy, and show you my version of it. Then at the end of the post I will have a linky where you can link up your own version. Make it just like mine, change the colors or other accents to make it your own! So simple and fun! 


January's "Craft with Me" project is a little something for Valentine's Day.


 It isn't super fancy and is easy to make and I like a good wreath so I thought it would be a good start.

Here is how to create one for yourself.


Supplies:
-Wreath Form, (mine is a 10 in)
-Yarn in color of your choosing
-Wooden Hearts
-Acrylic Paint
-Ribbon
-Paint Pens (not pictured)
-Hot Glue Gun

Start by painting the wooden hearts the colors of your choosing. 
Let dry.

While your hearts are drying, time to start wrapping your wreath form with the yarn.
To begin, just hot glue one end of the yarn to the wreath form.

Wrap the yarn around the form trying to keep it as close as possible.
After you complete a few wraps, go back and use your hand to rub the yarn around the form tighter and backwards. This is hard to write out to explain so I hope you understand but you want to make sure that the yarn is tight and you can not see any of the form between the yarn.

Continue until the entire form is covered and then just glue the end down.

After the hearts are dry, decorate them using paint pens. 
I just free handed some patterns on my hearts and wrote "love" on one of them but you can leave them plain, decorate them, write words like conversation hearts, whatever! 

Glue the hearts to the wreath in whatever arrangement you desire. 
I overlapped mine all on one side of the wreath.

Create a loop with ribbon so you can hang your wreath.

And that's it!!

You could always add some more ribbon around the hearts if you'd like to add a little more to it but I wanted to keep mine simple.

I went with the nontraditional black, white, and gold color scheme again for this project but it would be super fun in the normal pinks, white, reds, and purple too! 



Now it is time to get creating and share your wreaths! 
I'll pick a few of my favorites and will share them before the next "Craft with Me" project is live.
Share your projects below.






allison

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