I've wanted to make an Easter wreath for the house, and because it's turning out to be a dreary rainy Saturday here in VA, today was the day to do it! I've seen a lot of yarn covered wreaths and like the soft look of them compared to the grapevine wreaths that I've made in the past. So, I went into the basement, stole a pool noodle and taped the ends together for a perfect size (and cost) wreath! I'm still amazed at how expensive round foam wreath shapes are at the craft stores! My foam wreath shape cost me $1 from the dollar store!
Now, this was the time consuming part!!! I had this pale pink boucle yarn from years ago when I was pregnant with our last daughter and had the intention of knitting her something out of it..... never happened. It took a good 45 minutes to cover this wreath with the yarn. My suggestion- pull the yarm from the center. I stapled a loop at the top of the wreath, then held the wreath in my left hand and threw the entire skein through the wreath HUNDREDS of times as I filled the circle. Argh. NOT the fun part, that's for sure.
Simple wreath...I could probably go to town putting more embellishments on it, but it's made my 5 year old happy just the way it is.