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« on: September 01, 2011 07:29:12 PM »

i whipped up this little diddy last week after seeing a field of mums at the local greenhouse.  my first yarn wreath, ever!  my first wreath ever!

plum, gold and deep red are about as close to "fall colors" as i get.



yay fall!

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« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2011 07:46:54 PM »

Soooo pretty! How did you make the mums?
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« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011 07:57:33 PM »

this is very pretty! 
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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011 07:58:27 PM »

That's really cool!  I love the velvety look of the mums; if I saw it in person, I would want to pet them.
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« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2011 08:20:22 PM »

Simple yet so elegant.  Love the deep hues you used!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2011 08:37:14 PM »

Soooo pretty! How did you make the mums?

the mums are yarn pom pom balls, using 3 different types of yarn.  the thicker, silker yarns turned out some very convincing mums.  every pic i took the red "mums" still had a blurriness to them because the yarn is so shiny Wink

and yes, they are velvety.

thanks for the comments!  i'm pretty proud of it.  all my friends are wanting to know when they'll be getting theirs!

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« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2011 07:12:00 AM »

i just realized that some people might not know how to make yarn pom poms.  here's how i do it:

- pick your yarn.  i like the thicker stuff because the edges fray and fluff a bit more

- cut a length of 8ish inches and put it between your middle and ring finger on your non-dominant hand

- hold your 4 fingers (alll but the thumb) together and wind yarn around them.  i cannot tell you how many times - you'll have to do a couple to get an idea of how full you want them

- take that piece of yarn between your fingers and tie it tightly around the bundle of yarn

- pull off your fingers

- cut all the loops

- trim the ends to be the same length from the center

pom pom!

i use the number of fingers i wind around to determine the size of the pom.
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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2011 11:22:26 AM »

I can remember my mother making pom poms the same way!
The wreath is great!  I love the colors!  I think they're perfect for fall Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2011 10:28:02 PM »

I want to rub my face on your amazing mums.( Uh, that doesn't sound very polite, does it. )
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« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2011 08:19:22 PM »

So warm and fall-like!  I've been wanting to make a yarn wreath this season, too!
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