Bird Wreath

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?


Amie Plumley said...

I love it! Did you wrap it with batting first or just go straight to the yarn?

Now you need to make me one (hint, hint!)

Andria Lisle said...

but of course! do you have a wreath form I can use?
and no, no batting, just the yarn. it's nice and plushy!