E: Guess what you are putting on your tree next year?
Me: Plastic ornaments.
E: No, candycanes and popcorn garland!
Hopefully they will understand next year that ornaments are not toys or snacks!
Anyways, I'm getting way off subject. After putting all the Christmas decor away we needed something to decorate our table so I made this winter wreath.
I wanted something pretty but not too busy. I saw something like this somewhere but I changed it up a little. The wreath has an argyle pattern all the way around and a few flowers for a little added interest.
Here it is a little closer and away from the orange wall.
I got a wreath form from the thrift store and wrapped it with some brown yarn I had.
Then I cut some diamond shapes out of a gray sweater that I felted from a project I did a few years ago. ( to felt a sweater, wash a 100% wool sweater and dry it. It will shrink and turn into felt and you can use it for a lot of neat projects. I made stuffed animals for the nieces and nephews, an idea I got from Martha Stewart)
After the diamond shapes were hot glued on I wrapped the wreath with plum yarn to make the cris-cros pattern on the argyle. For the flowers I cut strips of felt out, scalloped one edge then rolled them up to make the flowers. Then, stuck a few leaves in there too.
It's a nice winter wreath, I think. My husband likes it too! That's always a plus! :)