Earlier this month, I realized I needed an autumn wreath. I've got family coming in for Thanksgiving, but it's too early for the pine boughs I usually pick up in mid-December, so I started perusing design magazines and blogs for ideas. I fell in love with a horseshoe shaped wreath I saw in Better Homes & Gardens, but couldn't find the necessary foliage to create it. Then I ran across Holly Becker's Yarn Wreath on Decor8, and I was on my way!
It only took about 20 minutes to wrap a straw wreath form with a skein of Lion Brand Fisherman's Wool -- and I felt like a cat batting around a yarn ball while doing it! Next, I whipped up a bird using my sewing machine, a free pattern from Spool and fabric scraps from Alexander Henry's Laurel Canyon line. Originally, I was going for a modern crafty look, but I ended up tying more scraps around the wreath for detail.
What do you think?