Saturday, April 9, 2011

My Version of Another Spring Wreath

Anyone who visits here for long knows that I tend to spiral around in big loops. Topics return again and again in ever widening circles. Such is the case today as I show you my version of *this spring wreath* mentioned a couple of weeks ago and hinted at just yesterday.

My ongoing theme is to use things I already have. I tried this project and failed with some teal green yarn so I did have to purchase the proper color. At the price ($4.49 per skein), I purchased one Fun Fur in lime. Fearing that just one would not be enough to wrap a wreath form, I decided to use an old 8x10 picture frame. That way, I could have the grassy wreath and the square wreath I am so fond of.

I needn't have worried because it took about half of the Fun Fur.

Then I decided that I should make my own white flowers using crochet thread with that itty bitty crochet hook. I haven't used that stuff in years and it was a challenge for me. I managed to make three giving them yellow centers.

I made a little "Happy Spring" sign...

and hung it on the front door. (That door is so going to be painted this spring if it ever warms up enough.)

**Now I have more ideas so this may not be the last you see of this poor little thing.

We are supposed to be receiving our best days of spring thus far this weekend. We're going to enjoy them with family and by being outside a bit. Yay!

Have a delightful weekend yourself!


It needed something...

yellow ribbon on green wreath on yellow door


  1. You are so clever! I love it and this type of yarn looks as if it's from an evergreen.

  2. Good Morning Vee!

    What a great idea for a wreath... love the crooked rectangle... makes people stop and take notice and say "Wow! A creative person lives here!"

    I saw those bags at Joannes last weekend and thought the same thing, great for storage! They are very colorful and clever looking. Great idea Vee!

    Well last year at this time we were moving and it was in the 80s in Ohio. It's been winter coat weather til this weekend and will finally get up there. So sick of winter. Hope we get some real spring temps.

    Have a grand weekend!! Hugs, sherry

    PS thanks for your prayers!!!

  3. Oh Vee, that is the best spring wreath I have ever seen, perfect and the little crochet flowers look so good with the wool. Happy Spring to you and yours. hugs, Margie.

  4. That is always inspire me and I live in a area where no one makes things, so it is so much fun to come here and be inspired.

  5. I love it hanging so whimsically. It came out great!
    Enjoy your weekend....with family...and outside! Yay, for the Spring weather!

  6. That's so sweet and adorable!

  7. I love what you've done.... you're so imaginative/creative. Wrapping the frame is such a great idea, and the way you placed it on the door is perfect. The crochet flowers turned out perfect for your wreath.... with those yellow centers on the yellow door.

    I hope the weather is warm and dry in your area....happy weekend!

  8. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, that is cute!

    Enjoy your good weather! You have certainly waited long enough, for it!

    After my "24 Hours Of Doing Nothing" Day yesterday, I have to get outside too. No reason not to walk! Perhaps even, to prune. :-)

    Gentle hugs,

  9. It's really pretty!

    The other day when you left a comment on my site, you asked about the name thing. I think the best way to leave comments is to click on the little login button and use your google id (or whichever id you'd like to use.) Hope that helps. And I hope you come back and comment again because I really like hearing from you!

  10. Lisa~

    Hi! Thanks for the feedback. Yes, that's what I did...log in on the Google account, which left me using half of my email name. It was the weirdest thing. I've been back, but hesitant to leave a comment. I'll try again, though.

  11. Well, Vee, this is just as cute as can be.
    I am needing to do SOMEthing of a wreath for my front door. I am just so not crafty, I just buy faux flowers and call it done.

    Have a beautiful weekend.

  12. Oh Vee, that is so wonderful! I love something so sweet and simple although your talent is so wonderful and mine is clueless with knitting, sewing and crocheting and quilting and the likes of those wonderful talents. Come join me soon Anne

  13. Dear Vee, thanks for your kind words on my post for SS and my sister. I am always going on about her. Of course she has taken on mythical proportions since she died so harshly and so young. We were preparing to have company all day and finish our yard work with the help of our children and it is storming like spring right now. Oh well sometime. I am going right now and duplicate your square wreath. I have several skeins of the yarn left over from Christmas. Blessings for the weekend, dear sista.

  14. That turned out great. I love square wreaths. What color will you paint the door?

  15. Another inspirational post. I don't mind your posting in circles... kind of how my mind works. I INTEND to remember a thing, then wander off in my mind until I finally come back to it. Yes. Circles.

    Blessings, Debbie

  16. Sweet has been awhile since I have been able to visit. Love the wreath, what a great idea. And it looks lovely on your door.
    Hugs to you!!!!

  17. Penny~

    I don't know. I have a pale green house with white trim. Suggestions?

  18. So cute and very creative Vee, How about passing some of that motivation and creativity my way.
    So glad that you are getting warmer weather,and I hope it stays for a while. We will be hitting 90's next week, remember I told you when your weather was delightful, ours would be HOT! lol.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  19. It's fun and whimsical and goodness, we need a touch of that, especially in spring.

    Enjoy the beautiful weather!

  20. A rectangle wreath is fun and unique. I like it!

    I'm looking forward to the icer weather..we've waited long enough for it this spring, haven't we/

  21. Vee,
    Great wreath!!! I love it! I also want a spring wreath made out of bedsprings....

  22. I like the wreath, the colour goes well with the door. Very ingenious.

  23. hi vee~

    your wreath is lovely and such a pretty shade of
    green. i hope your best spring weather is as
    forecast. ours has turned to summer. such is
    life in the south. we have it better than you
    in the winter, though!

    don't worry about a return visit. nothing new
    at my place.

  24. What a cute idea! Your having a creative weekend! ENJOY the nice weather! ♥

  25. I am loving it!!! Have a wonderful week-end...m..

  26. That is so cute!!! I'll have to give that a try sometime. It's a project that I might actually finish, LOL.

  27. That is just sooo cute Vee! I love the little white crochet flowers - how perfect! Love it!


  28. What a cute idea, Vee! And you did a great job on the little flowers, too! Hope your snow is almost gone. Bess

  29. What a cute idea! I love it.
    I've knitted scarves out of that fun fur. A scarf just takes one ball of yarn.


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