The first one is a decoration but a useful decoration that doesn't necessarily need to be displayed.
I love this project for multiple reasons. One, because it serves an organizational purpose. And two, because I get to display my wedding earrings all the time!! This was actually a fairly easy project to accomplish. Goodwill frame, spray paint and some chicken wire. Matt refused to help me, which is probably a good idea since it was easy. But I did use the wire cutters and staple gun all by myself!
Project number two became my favorite instantly! A beautiful fall wreath. I can so decorate the front door!!
Yep I still love it!! And besides having to buy the starting tools, a wreath hook, glue guns and glue sticks, this wreath cost me under 10 bucks!! It does take a bit of time to complete this project, but I did finish it in one night. Once you buy the approiate materials, straw wreath, yarn and felt, it is a pretty easy task.
So I started with a knot on the wreath and then I wrapped and wrapped and wrapped. About three hours on and off later I was complete! Then I started on the felt flowers, to be honest I was a bit scared of these because I thought they would be hard. I am not a crafty person by any means. This was so much more easy than the wrapping of the yarn. I started with a 25 cent piece of felt and cut a scalloped circle out. Next I cut that into a spiral continuing with the scalloped pattern. Then take the very edge that you started cutting and start rolling it up. When you finish, you have a beautiful felt flower. I got creative and folding a big and small one up together to make the multi-colored flower. I hot glued the last circle piece to the back to secure the flower and then hot glued the flowers onto the wreath. I added the P last minute and I am glad I did. I think it turned out better than I could have imagined and was so proud of myself. I have already started on my second wreath and I want to make one for every season and every holiday. I just love them!!
Here are the sites with the tutorials I followed. They explain it better than me! You should make these!!
http://www.danielleburkleo.com/2010/10/diy-yarn-wreath-with-felt-flowers.html (yes I used the same colors she did)