I believe I’m the last person to make a yarn-wrapped wreath. And I know why I waited so long. Because this craft is seriously time-consuming. And I typically like quick and simple craft projects.
I hosted the first one in January at Casa de Woodward. We’re going to rotate each month to a new host, making it fun for all. To make sure that hosting is not too stressful, everyone brings an appetizer or dessert and their own supplies. The host chooses the craft each month. (We set up a Facebook group to chat between nights.)
As the host, I chose yarn-wrapped wreaths for January.
The plan was to work on other crafts after the craft of the month. Unfortunately, yarn-wrapped wreaths take approximately four hundred hours. Or more, if you are me. Pretty tedious. But, I think they turned out well and we definitely had fun.
We all went different directions with our wreaths. And we had plenty of time to gab and eat and laugh and pet dogs and hold babies.
And Ryan stopped by to take over yarn-wrapping for me when I wasn’t really doing it correctly. (Michelle is totally Instagramming that.)
And my wreath? I went with Fisherman’s wool yarn I’ve had for ages. I wanted it to be neutral so I could swap it out for other holidays throughout the year. I didn’t want to pigeonhole this wreath to only Valentine’s Day.
After (too much) wrapping, I tried my heart-garland first (made from felted wool sweaters a few years ago).
So, this is one of my Valentine’s craft projects. But I love that it’s versatile for all year.
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