Friday, November 13, 2009

Mixing yarn with 'shrooms: twisty

I've been wanting to try my own yarn wrapped wreath for a while, but had a really hard time finding a foam wreath. However, between a random specialty shop where foam wreaths were all less than 2 Euro and the 1 Euro yarn bucket at the grocery store, these two wreaths came in at under 3 Euro each! I love this one - it's going in my living room somewhere.

I think I may want to add something else to it, but I'm not sure. This wreath took me less than 20 minutes to wrap up. It's only roughly 7"/17cm in diameter. The next one took a whole ball of yarn and took about an hour and a half or so. It's much bigger at roughly 12"/30cm in diameter.

This guy definitely needs more work, and I may remove the pilze (mushrooms). It was really hard to get a good picture of this green one thanks to the typical gray and rainy weather we're having. Ignore the leaves on the balcony... There's just no good light anywhere!

You could easily do these while watching a movie. I got nearly caught up with friends and finished mine over the course of 5 different phone conversations. So for those of you I still need to catch up with (you know who you are!), you'll know what I'm working on while we talk!


Karoliina said...

Love the blue. Yeah. Totally waiting to hear from you!

M.S. said...

Tres bien mon amie!!! I am waiting to run across a foam wreath someday myself.

Carolyn said...

those are really cute!! love the different shades of green in the second one. schönes wochenende!

travelingmama said...

Those little mushrooms are just too cute!!

eco-stylista said...

I love this idea! This way you can easily make a Christmas wreath, too. Very inspiring. The little mushrooms are gorgeous..

TheCluelessCrafter said...

What a great use of yarn. I find the mushrooms a really quaint, whimsical detail that should stay! There's a perfect time and place to hang this wreath. I do think a few more 'shrooms could be added to boost the visual effect and make it look more spruced up.

I went mushroom hunting this past week and didn't find any ones as darling as these;-)

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