Monday, May 30, 2011

Yarn and Twig Wreath

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Yarn Wreath made with Sheep(ish) yarns.

 I couldn't be more excited to be crafting away with Vickie Howell's new line of yarns for Caron!  Vickie has been a friend and D.I.Y Network alumni of mine for many years.   We have hosted shows together, contributed to CHA shindigs and we share the love of craft.

When Vickie showed me the swatches for her new yarns - I about flipped a wig.  They are all my favorite colors to work with.  Deep, rich and a little off the color box!  Unique and classic at the same time.  I knew I wanted to make a yarn wreath with them.  I have made yarn wreaths for years  and I thought the colors would look awesome with my new orange front door.

The yarns are just as tender to the touch as they are the eyes.  They are 70% Acrylic and 30% wool making them Sheep(ish).  Each ball is 3oz/85g and 167 yds/153 m.  Machine wash cold, Dry flat.

Sheep(ish) is now officially available online at Buy.Caron.com and at JoAnn super stores nationwide.


Lets Make This Wreath!

Materials:
Wreath Base
1 plastic shop bag
Glass Bowl
Tree Twigs
 Moss
Decorative Bird
Silk and Paper Flowers

 Gather materials and heat up the glue gun.
Hot glue the end of the yarn to the wreath.

 Begin to wrap the yarn around the wreath.

 Continue till it is completely covered.
Hot glue the end of the yarn to the wreath.

Ball up a plastic bag into a 4" ball.  Use tape if needed.
Pour the stiffy into the glass bowl.

 Soak 5 yards of coral(ish) yarn in the Stiffy.

Create the nest shape by placing the plastic bag ball onto a piece of wax paper or a Hot Glue Gun Helper Mat.  Randomly wind the yarn around the plastic bag ball. Allow to dry for 24 hours.  Remove from the plastic ball when dry.

 Audition twigs onto the wreath until you are happy with the design.

 Hot glue the twigs togther.

 Hot glue the yarn to one of the twigs. 

 Begin to wind and wrap the yarn around the twig design.

Hot glue the twigs to the wreath.
Add the nest, bird and moss.

Hot glue flowers to the wreath.

Tie a piece of ribbon or yarn around the wreath for hanging.


93 comments:

  1. I love your front door and this wreath! wonderful project.

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  2. Thanks! I love the color and the wreath looks too cute for summer.

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  3. Anonymous6:32 PM

    How cute is that! I can't wait to try Vicki's yarn, and I would love to win.

    Renae Woolsey

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  4. Too Cute. I would love some of that yarn! And thanks for introducing me to stiffy too!

    Nicole Burris

    coco_ceboo(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  5. I LOVE that wreath! the yarn colors are so pretty together too!

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  6. Wow, this is so cool!! I would love to try to make one! Thanks for the chance to win these gorgeous colors of yarn!
    debpaint16@aol.com

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  7. The wreath look so cute! Ive been waiting so long to try this yarn! I love how its washable with great colors! :)

    cllovegood@yahoo.com

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  8. I agree, those colors are neat. I would love to craft with these!

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  9. Want to pet this yarn!

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  10. Those are super cute!

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  11. Great - thanks for the chance to win this new yarn. It looks like it will be interesting to work with. Cheers!

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  12. Beautiful colors! Sheepish is on my shopping list for my next trip to JoAnn.

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  13. This wreath is beautiful and I can't wait to try Sheepish in every color!

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  14. Awesome! I love all the sheep(ish) colors! Wish they sold them in Michael's stores but I guess I have to settle for ordering them online from Joann's.

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  15. how great that wreath looks:D

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  16. a really great idea - the yarn looks soft - wonder what it feels like!!! thanks for posting!!

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  17. Beautiful wreath! I've seen this yarn in person and the colors are fantastic!

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  18. Beverly9:05 AM

    Been busy using my Knifty Knitter to make beanies for a hospital in Columbus, Ohio. Would LOVE to win some yarn - the colors shown here are so cheerful.

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  19. Joanne9:54 AM

    Cathie you are always so creative! Love that blue yarn!!

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  20. Love the wreath, it's adorable. Those yarn colors are yummy.

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  21. I love this new yarn too. Just bought some yesterday and started working on a new project. The colors are beautiful and it is great to work with!

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  22. KellyBee11:44 AM

    I want to win some yarn(ish!)
    Wish it was available at Michael's or Hobby Lobby....no Joanne's nearby.

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  23. What a cute project! And the technique for the nest is so great. The yarn looks like it will be a hit.

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  24. I can't wait to get my hands on some of this yarn. I really like the wreath project as well.

    www.nikki-baker@live.com

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  25. Anonymous7:33 PM

    I like your project and the yarn comes in very pretty colors.

    Melody J
    melodyj(at)gmail(dot)com

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  26. marynherbook@gmail.com5:19 AM

    The colors look fabulous! Love Vickie Howell and her yarn, love your project with it! Who wouldn't want to win some of that gorgeous yarn?

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  27. Anonymous7:23 AM

    Cute wreath. I would love to try Vickie's new yarn.

    knitncrochetmargo at gmail dot com

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  28. Such a cute idea & I LOVE the lime. :) I can't wait to try her yarn.

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  29. Anonymous11:20 AM

    Your wreath is beautiful! I'd love to make my own version. :)

    urchiken at gmail dot com

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  30. That wreath is adorable. Thanks for hosting a wonderful giveaway!

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  31. Your wreath is very cool...but if I won I would have to crochet with the yarn! I Love to Crochet!!!

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  32. I didn't even know Vicki had a line of yarn. I'm glad. I'm glad I saw this on Facebook. Hopefully, I'll see her yarn in my local craft stores soon.

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  33. I thought I posted bur I don't see it. I don''t need more yarn but I can't say no, LOL

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  34. I love what you did with it! I'm a total yarn ho, so any yarn is good yarn.

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  35. I really like the project you posted, Cathie! Thank you for the idea!

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  36. Anonymous11:48 PM

    I AM NEW TO YOUR WEBSITE, BUT ECASTATIC ABOUT THE YARN, I AM AN AVID CRAFTER OF ALL SORTS AND CAN'T WAIT TO TRY YOUR YARN OUT. IT LOOKS BEAUTIFUL AND SOFT. I WILL BE TRYING IT OUT AS SOON AS I GET SOME FOR MY FAVORITE PROJECTS.


    BOOGEY

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  37. Lovely wreath! I can't wait to get my paws on some Sheep(ish) and play.

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  38. This is my first time here, saw the wreath in the Caron Connection newsletter and followed the link here. Very Cute!

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  39. Absolutely adorable. Thanks for sharing the instructions!

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  40. I make hand-knit items on a knitting loom and was looking for something along the lines of lime green or apple green without being glaringly bright lime green.
    The Lime(ish) yarn was just right!

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  41. I would really like to try this yarn, it looks delicious! Thanks for a great giveaway:)
    jwitt33 at live dot com

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  42. Barb from NJ4:34 AM

    Love the colors. Have a robin nesting in a bush by our front door. She might like the company of this fellow bird.

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  43. The colors are fab and inspiring for spring and summer. The wreath is such a great project idea to mabe size down for the kids!

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  44. Nice colors! Would love to win it!

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  45. Kathy Kellenbenz5:52 AM

    This would look really good on my front door, can't wait to make it. What I really like about it is that its real easy to make. Can't wait

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  46. suki1465:56 AM

    What a wonderful project ! And, I've got the perfect place for it...just next to our front door where I usually hang flowers and / or signs.

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  47. I was SO excited when I first saw this line. I haven't laid my paws on them yet, but I am very excited to do so!
    I hear and afghan working.

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  48. Shari :-)6:22 AM

    I have many projects in mind for this new yarn! Can't wait! Creatives ideas keep flowing! Thanks for the great wreath!

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  49. Gorgeous! Can't wait to get some of this. Love the wreath, too.

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  50. I am a yarn nut and I crochet like there is no tomorrow! Those yarns to be won look very interesting!

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  51. Such a neat project. I especially love the yarn wreath.

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  52. Rindi6:26 AM

    I'm from SA and would love to get my hands on this wonderful soft yarn, it looks delicious!

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  53. What a great idea, simple yet elegant...I have got to check out this yarn!

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  54. What a cute and fun projects!! I would love to win this yarn!! ( jodisaladino (at) yahoo (dot) com )

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  55. I love the colors! Definitely going to check it out on my next yarn run.

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  56. That is a really cute use of the yarn! I can't wait to get my hands on some of this yarn and try it for myself!

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  57. This yarn looks awesome! I love the wreath!! I am a wreath addict. I have one for every occasion. lol

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  58. I am a fan of both you and Vickie, and I can't wait to get my hands on some of this yarn.

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  59. Anonymous6:59 AM

    The yarn sounds wonderful. I would like to try and get some free.

    Thanks for sharing the wreath pattern.

    Kat M

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  60. I'd love to try a sample of the yarn.

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  61. Can't wait to use the new yarn!

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  62. I would LOVE to try this yarn. It looks like it would be easy to work with on a variety of projects. I especially like the 'Lime(ish)' color - so cheerful.

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  63. The wreath is so cool-it's the first one I've seen that I actually would put on my own door. Thanks for hosting the giveaway, too.

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  64. I MUST try making this wreath! It's so cute and would make great gifts as well. Can't wait to try out the yarn as well.

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  65. Anonymous8:17 AM

    My Sunday school class of 1st graders would love to make a smaller version of this wreath to decorate their bedroom doors!

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  66. Beautiful colors in the Sheepish yarn. The wreath ir really cute.

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  67. I never thought of making a yarn reef before! What a great idea! Looks awesome! :D

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  68. Very cool project. Looks like a lot of fun to make!

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  69. Sharon Marks9:07 AM

    Very beautiful yarn, and beautiful project. I would love to try the yarn.

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  70. Anonymous9:18 AM

    This wreath is beautiful and you would not have to worry about about the stuff falling of as well as it is made, canb't wait to get things together to make it..thanks for the pattern...

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  71. Melinda9:49 AM

    Love the wreath and love the yarn!

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  72. I love this project. Would love to win this FAB yarn!

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  73. how awesome are those colors!

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  74. Anonymous12:15 PM

    The colors are yummy! The wreath looks like a good project for the kids, plus I already have the Stiffy...just need to add yarn!

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  75. Chris1:58 PM

    Can't wait to try her yarn. So missing Vickie and Knitty Gritty.

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  76. This wreath project is so great(ish)! :-) I think the coral(ish) is my favorite color.

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  77. Very cute project! And I love the yarn!

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  78. Anonymous5:02 PM

    Love the colors, here's hoping I get to play with them!
    gailgoodhand@yahoo.com
    Gail Goodhand

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  79. Anonymous7:07 PM

    love the colors! so many projects, so little time. want to get started with Sheep(ish) RIGHT NOW! No Joann's near me, so sad, no chance to get the "feel" of the yarn. It looks fantastic, though.

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  80. R.L. Maynard7:54 PM

    Would just love to get my hands on this yarn in these colors, local JoAnns is just starting to carry Vickies line, just a few basic colors, nothing as terrific as the Robin egg which is stunning.

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  81. Shannon J.8:51 AM

    Wow! What a great idea! I found this blog thanks to Vicki Howell mentioning it in the Caron Connections newsletter and I'm glad I checked it out. The how-to photos are so clear and give great detailed info. I'm going to enjoy checking out the archives!

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  82. Oooh it looks so pretty! I love the covering of the sticks - I think I might take that and adapt it for some other door decorations! Thanks so much! Thanks for posting the information and for the contest too!

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  83. Beautiful yarn! I would LOVE to win it!! I'd like to make one of the wreaths, too.

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  84. Anonymous10:28 PM

    Wreath looks great. Can't wait to feel the softness of the yarn. Great colors.

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  85. Anonymous10:56 AM

    I am so proud of all you younger crafty ladies and gentlemen. When you reach my age (80) you will be so thankful you learned to knit and crochet.I have been doing it for years and years, and still get excited over new patterns and yarns. I want to make everything I see!! I do want to try this new yarn. I am working with Simply Soft, by Caron, right now, and It's one of my favorites. Keep up the good work friends. Jin Jin

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  86. Libby8:14 PM

    I love your wreath! I'm psyched to make one for for my (bright!) turquoise front door. As a matter of fact, the color scheme you choose would be great for my door. I'm a knitter and enjoy your truly creative use of Vicki's gorgeous yarn.

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  87. Anonymous10:16 AM

    That's cute! Perfect for this time of year-- late spring, early summer.

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  88. What a great idea and you make it look so easy!

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  89. What a cool project! And I do love the finished piece. I've got a door in my place that it would look fabulous on. Thanks! And I do love Sheep(ish). I bought some last week to make a few little baby hats and loved the hand and how the finished hats looked.

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  90. i've made a yarn wreath too & they are so fun to do & look great! i just adore that lime green...my fave color! thanks for the chance girl! hugs from oklahoma!

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  91. THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED! The WINNER is....

    Cami said...

    I really like the project you posted, Cathie! Thank you for the idea!
    8:10 PM

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  92. Awesome. These yarns look fabulous!

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Cathie

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