I’ve been very busy making something special just for you.
Flipping through magazines can be dangerous, because it can put ideas into your head, like a handmade yarn wreath.
I can totally do that. How hard could it be, right?
Bubbling with excitement, Mom & I hit the craft store to get the supplies last weekend.
Shopping for all the decorations was really fun.
We girls looooooove to shop.
The creative (and best part) was planning the design and the theme.
Sophisticated & chic
rustic & country?
Big, big decisions had to be made in choosing the yarn, orange and red glass acorns, pumpkins of various types, and the ribbons. Lots of ribbons.
We had a blast at the craft store. The only thing that could’ve made it more fun for us was if they were serving champagne and truffles while we pushed that cart up and down every aisle,
Daisy grabbing things off of the shelves as quickly as I was putting them back.
When the coffee craving hit, we grabbed our bags, rushed home and settled into the breakfast nook to get cracking.
Mom worked on a very cute colourful wreath while I was curious about a simple, grey idea.
The hardest (and most boring) part was wrapping the yarn around the straw wreath.
If there’s just one thing I learned from this project,
Get the thickest, fluffiest, fattest yarn you can find!
A medium wreath (about 14 inches in diameter) will take up about 90-100 yards of yarn, but
more if you get a thinner variety. Stay away from wool as it attracts moths, unless you’ll remember
to store your wreath with moth balls.
Hot glue is still the best way to attach decorations and keep them exactly where you want them.
Wrapping the yarn around the wreath is the most time-consuming step, but is actually fun to do while relaxing in front of the TV at night or if you have good company, like I did.
Mom & I sat in the kitchen on Saturday afternoon, sipping Armenian coffee, chatting about this and that, wrapping the yarn around the wreaths.
There’s a possibility that some remnants of a box of Belgian chocolates may have also been present.
But, I’m not admitting to anything!
We had so much fun together. I don’t get much time like that with Mom, so I really enjoyed it.
Mine turned out simple with an outdoorsy appeal.
A couple of snowy felt roses add a delicate sweetness.
Making felt roses is fairly easy.
Mom’s wreath turned out a vibrant, cheery wreath to celebrate the season.
You can make one, too.
Or, better yet……you can WIN it!
It was a bit of work, but we were really motivated, because we wanted to give one away.
All for a very worthy cause, the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).
The MDA supports invaluable research, helps patients and their families find appropriate care nationwide.
They also run summer camps accessible for children challenged with neuromuscular diseases.
$30 pays for a flu shot, but any donation is much appreciated.
That wreath can be yours!
All you have to do is help me raise funds for the MDA.
Donate ANY dollar amount
http://www2.mda.org/goto/cocointhekitchen before October 30th
and you’re in the running for that colourful Fall wreath.
Winner will be chosen randomly from those who’ve donated to the MDA on my Coco page (see link above).
While you wait to find out if you’ve won, start this yarn wreath project at home this week.
It’s very fun and relaxing, doesn’t require a lot of talent or skill.
Get the kids involved, too! They have a great eye for seeing things in a new way. In the end, you’ll have a beautiful Autumn decoration that you can display proudly.
It’s quality time that you’ll relive in your mind forever.