I pulled the following images from this etsy shop to get my creative juices flowing. I'm in love with the texture and imperfection of the wrapped yarn. These wreaths are, to me, absolutely beautiful.
|LOVE the color combination of this one|
So, after I did a bit of research and brainstorming on the best way (and least expensive) way to go about this project, I headed over to Hobby Lobby to pick up the materials.
|wreath wrapped in batting - to add a little "cush"|
|lots of yarn|
|lots of felt circles for the flowers|
18" straw wreath: $3.99
batting: already owned
yarn: $15.58 (I thought one roll of yarn would be enough for cover the wreath, but I ended up short, so I had to buy another...not ideal, but it is what it is.)
felt for flowers (6 sheets at 4/$1): $1.50
total of $21.07
That's a bit more than I was hoping to spend (since I had to, unexpectedly, buy two rolls of yarn), although not too shabby when you consider the owner of the etsy shop mentioned at the beginning of this post charges $65 for a 16" wreath! (plus $12 for shipping)
What do you think? I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out. It has such a cozy feeling - and that's a great feeling to spread around the house during these upcoming chilly months.