Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Snowball Wreath

Two Junk Chix got to ring in the New Year together! Whoo hoo! Andrea came to Virginia to visit me with a big bag of goodies so we could make these fabulous snowball wreaths. She found a similar wreath on Tatertots & Jello blog but we can't find who made the original one. If you all know who did it, we'd love to thank them and give them a shout out. I went with a large size wreath since my front door is really big. This was a great project for this time of year. I always struggle with what to put up after Christmas so I decided to just decorate in a neutral winter theme.

Andrea gathered up most of our supplies from the Dollar Store and different craft stores.


Since we both love grays, we purchased our yarn in gray tones, white, and off white.

We wanted to add some natural elements to our wreath so we spray painted these fallen sweet gum balls a stone gray color. I just LOVE sweet gum trees!



Andrea was certainly a pro at wrapping her styrofoam balls in yarn. In fact, I've never seen anyone make as many as she can. She did all of these in a matter of minutes!!




As for me, here is my lonely yarn ball. I wasn't as good at it as my sidekick. I think I should stick to making jewelry. But in my defense, I did have a few texting conversations going on, bathing kids, putting kids to bed, etc. But since I have such a fabulous sister in law, she came through for me and helped me get all of my yarn balls wrapped. ♥




Once we wrapped all of our styrofoam balls in yarn and we did a few in jute, we wrapped our wreath forms in burlap, of course. Then the fun part was assembling all the goodies onto the wreath. This project uses a lot of hot glue and whatever hot glue Andrea got from AC Moore...well, I just have to say that stuff is crazy strong! Shhhh....don't tell my husband we had a time getting it off of his precious hardwood floors. :)





Andrea and I went shopping the day before and we found these beautiful snowflake ornaments on sale at Potterybarn. We thought they looked great hanging down the middle of our wreath. Here is Andrea's final product hanging on one of my back doors (below pic). I just love how they both turned out.





Happy Crafting!!
xoxo,
tia & andrea


*****check out our new wreath here . Tia and I did a spinoff of the original. -Andrea &Tia



57 comments:

  1. That is adorable! I may have to make one for my door.. I'm in the same predicament with what to put up after christmas! :) Thanks for the ideas! :)

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  2. They look GREAT! LOVE them! I have seen these yarn balls everywhere and have been wanting to make some...wish I was there crafting with you girls!

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  3. Thanks guys. I really love how they turned out, too. Yes, Janae...I so badly wish you were here crafting with me. I miss you so much! I'm planning a Chi-town trip soon!! xoxo

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  4. How awesome! I love it!
    I'd love to do this in pink tones and hang it in my daughter's room, also.

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  5. I LOVE IT!!! Thanks for sharing!!

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  6. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!!!!! Did I say that I LOVE it?!?!? Where are you in Virginia? I'm in Virginia too - Lake Anna (Central). I'm desperately looking for other bloggers here nearby. It seems everyone I follow are either in Utah or Arizona. I'm definitely becoming a new follower. Would love if you follow me too.
    http://www.theMagicofOrdinaryThings.blogspot.com

    Kristol

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  7. Oh my word I LOVE this!!! Totally stealing this idea :)

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  8. Cute wreath! I also LOVE that you used sweet gum balls, it made me nostalgic for my home back in Texas.

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  9. LOVE this wreath....I put it on my blog with a link back to yours. Thanks for sharing!!

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  10. Thank you guys! Andrea and I love how they turned out, too. Kristol, I'm in the Richmond area. Is that close to you? I've only been here since September so I'm still learning about the Virginia area. Thanks again, gals!!
    xoxo,
    tia

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  12. K, this is flying off the shelves at Pinterest :)

    It's really lovely.

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  13. Hello! I just stumbled on your blog through Pinterest and I am now a follower! I can't wait to devour your posts- you have such great ideas!

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  14. Just saw this on Pinterest... Love it!!! I want to make one now for the winter.

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  15. Oh I love this. And you could totally change up the idea for different seasons,...pastels maybe for spring, red and gold for fall (I never know what to do for summer, lol). I love this and I've pinned it so I remember to actually make it.

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  16. A very good friend of mine just put this up on Facebook...asking for my help, we're gonna give it a go..!! Wish us Luck ! " Jeanne Cain Smith " on Facebook .

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  17. I absolutely love this wreath. I am totally going to make it. I love the colors. I love the wintery theme as opposed to Christmasy. The little snowflake accents add so much too. Love, love, love it.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this. I am going to attempt it myself!!

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  19. Found this through Pinterest and I love it!!! It would look great in any colour, I have a thing for black and white and think I would like to try it in those colours especially for the footy season next year (my team colours), even though I do like yours, hmmm decisions decisions. Thanks so much for sharing :)

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  20. LOVE THIS!! I am new to the DIY projects and definitely want to attempt this wreath. I do have a question though...how do you keep the yarn tightly wrapped around the balls? THANKS!!!

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  21. Did you just hot glue the balls to a pre-made wreath? Or do the balls make the structure?

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  22. Darling ideas- love your blog(:)
    patty

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  23. Wow that wreath is adorable!! really inspiring stuff now that xmas is coming... By the way I found this site thanks to one of our Pinspire users and I just wanted to verify that this was okay with you. Don't hesitate to get in touch for the link (masterpinspire@gmail.com)

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  24. LOVE your wreath....super cute! I'm pinning it right now! =)

    Briana

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  25. I am on a mission - I will make one of these in white and blue for my dining room mantle! I even found the $1 store ornaments and did not realize that you had the some ones on the wreath.... Happy Happy Happy - thanks for sharing this!!!

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  26. Just wanted to let you know that I pinned this wreath and it's had 590 repins. So be flattered. :)
    Kelli

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  27. What a great idea!
    Not fan of grey myself, but I have greens and blacks for a wreath with a twist.
    Page bookmarked and saved for future.
    Have a nice weekend! :)

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  28. We love this idea! we've re-blogged it with a link to your blog.

    http://tumblewee.wordpress.com/2011/12/08/diy-christmas-from-the-blog-world/

    meg & ash @ www.tumblewee.com

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  29. I love them!! You guys did a fantastic job :)

    I featured your wreath on my blog today, feel free to stop by & check it out.
    http://artsyfartsymama.blogspot.com/2011/12/pinteresting-features-n-shtuff-14.html

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  30. Found you on Pinterest, too! LOVE this and can't wait to make it for my front door ASAP! Thanks!!

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  31. I had pinned this awhile ago, and featured it today as one of my inspirations during my Wednesday Pinterest Favorites link party ;)

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  32. LOVE the wreath!! Your Blog is great!
    My Baby Boy is a Freshman at Marshall, I
    miss him sooo much...(he is 6 hrs. away
    from us) I LOVE the Marshall necklace charm!
    Thank You!

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  33. This is such a fun blog! I love all your ideas, and you certainly are inspiring me, which is exciting because i don't consider myself to be crafty AT ALL!! I'm definitely going to be trying some of these wreaths out! Thank you, thank you, thank you! You have a follower for life : )

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  34. Your wreaths are absolutely gorgeous!! Even though it's May, I want to run out and make this now!

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  35. Found this on Pinterest. Love it! I must try make it for Christmas 2012 - maybe in Red!

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  36. I LOVE this wreath!! I pinned it on my "Church Craft Ideas" board. Red sounds nice!! With the knitters in our church we should get plenty of donated yarn.

    Thanks for the great idea.

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  37. where did you find your jute? I can only seem to find it in "natural" which is too light and brown that is way too dark

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  38. I love this! Perfect for the winter months. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  39. Love this going to have a go perfect

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  40. Great wreath! Def going to do this season!!!

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  41. Used this as inspiration (okay, I pretty much copied it) to make a couple of birthday presents ... for one, I used the greys and whites and added red and some IU paraphernalia, and instead of the snowflake, hung a 5 x 7 acrylic frame with all my sister's favorite kids dressed out in their IU gear.

    The second one, I wrapped in sparkly silver mesh, used greys/browns/whites as above, and added some apple greens as well. For some of the whites I used a sparkly/fuzzy yarn that added some nice texture.

    They both turned out WONDERFULLY, so easy to do, but definitely $$$ if you don't shop carefully.

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  42. Hi - can i ask did you spray the wreath when you had finished it to protect it in anyway. I live in the uk (wet and windy) and am not sure if i should be protecting it as want to hang it on my front door.
    thanks

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    1. Hi Corrina We didnt use a protectant. we both have porches that are covered.

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  43. Absolutely stunning! A friend of mine who's an avid knitter is doing this project and I had to share it with another friend who knits/crochets a bunch! So much love here. So much.

    <3

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  44. thank you for all your comments!!! Tia and I appreciate all the kind comments and pins that this project has recieved!!! Much Love!! Andrea & Tia

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  45. Love this wreath! I'd love to know the size of the one on the front door and what type of wreath form you used (wire or something else)?

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  46. I really like this idea! I'm a big fan of easy to make crafts and this one looks great! I'll be featuring this article on Foodie Friends Friday Daily Dish this week, so look out for it!

    www.foodiefriendsfridaydailydish.com

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  47. This was the perfect use for the glass ornaments I can't hang on my tree anymore (I have cats this year so no breakables on the tree)!!! Thank you so much for the wonderful inspiration :)

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  48. Great idea! The yarn and color possibilities are endless! Thanks and Happy Junky New Year!

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  49. Just saw this in my Dec/Jan issue of Ladies' Home Journal and thought I would check out your blog! Love, love!I'll be pinning from here!
    freshstartcoach.blogspot.com

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  50. Just stopping by to let you know I featured this project on this round-up
    http://diycraftyprojects.com/2012/12/50-beautiful-christmas-wreath-ideas-and-insperation-collection.html :)

    Feel free to grab a featured button from my side bar.

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  51. Love your site!! Bought craft supplies today to begin my own adventure in wreath making!!!

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  52. Found your wreath on pinterest and I absolutely LOVE IT! I'm also a huge fan of the dollar store and can not wait to make myself one of these for our first home this Christmas! Thanks so much!

    Also, I shared this tutorial on my blog linking back to this post. Hope that's ok!

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  53. Love. Spent my snowy day off crafting a wreath of my own....I did gray, cream, white and jute brown, leaning on earthy tones. Thanks for the inspiration! And a very peaceful afternoon. :)

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  54. ME ENCANTO LA IDEA, LO VOY A INTENTAR

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