I have 12 days til my due date. 12 days! Whoa. When did that happen?! Now, I know I more than likely will not have the luxury of going early. Actually, I'm quite certain this baby is going to make me wait it out as long as he can. Mother's intuition, maybe? ;)
But, it's still very exciting to know I am so close! So close to meeting our miracle. Our first. Our most precious blessing and gift. It's unreal!
As the days go by, I have been trying my best to get distracted as much as I can. Facebook. Church. Lifetime movies. Army Wives (!!) Crafts. Scrapbooking. Cleaning. Hanging out with friends and family. Napping. Bubble baths. You name it. It's been wonderful passing the days kind of "leisurely" and I am grateful for each one, because I know in that very short time I have left, Grayson will keep me hoppin' and I'll really miss these "boring" days! haha.
So, after I had some Starbucks with my friend Stephanie yesterday, I decided to run to the craft store and pick up the minimal supplies needed to try my hand at a yarn wreath. I had quickly googled it while waiting for Steph and thought it would be the perfect Spring touch for our front door!
These things are very inexpensive to and when I got home I couldn't believe how easy it was! I spent a total of $10.00 for the supplies (I already had the hot glue and gun), but that was for 2 full spools of yarn, one of which is for another wreath and I didn't even use half of the other one! PLUS, I still have 5 or 6 sheets of felt left, so really, my cost was easily half that for this one.
If you're interested in making your own, here's all you need:
-A foam wreath (or a straw wreath, but I couldn't find one).
-Yarn in any color you'd like. I had a hard time choosing!
-Hot glue and gun
What took the longest was wrapping the yarn around the wreath. One thing I learned was to wrap it around about 8-10 times, then stop and "bunch" them all together, then wrap another 8-10 more times and repeat. I just tied a knot to start, and a knot when I was at the end. Easy!
This was my first time making any sort of felt flower, so they aren't the best, but they work. :) Just cute a "wavy" circle in the felt (the bigger the circle, the bigger the flower). The bigger flowers in mine were using mostly a whole sheet of felt.
Once the circle is cut, you just start cutting anywhere on it , following the flow of the circle, still making wavy cuts until the end, leaving the very end as a little circle (that will b glue to the base of the flower to hold it all together).
Start tightly wrapping the strip of felt from the side you started cutting from. For a more loose flower, you can let up on the tightness about half way through. Hot glue the "base" and it's all done!
Make as many flowers as you'd like, then attach them to the wreath using hot glue. Easy peasy!
Just something fun for the front door!
Hope you're having a beautiful weekend!