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« on: December 16, 2011 08:53:19 AM »

I made this yarn ball wreath like many of the ones I've seen online, but I decided to go without the ornaments and just use the yarn balls.  I picked yarns with some sparkle to give it some umph.  After buying a bunch of the styrofoam balls as the base for the first bunch of yarn balls I decided to save some cash and use junkmail, masking tape, foil....whatever I could find for the rest.  They ended up looking exactly the same, so if I make another wreath like this I know I wont have to buy the styrofoam.

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The back is a wooden base I bought at michaels and in the spirit of using things I already had, the hanging loop I actually cut a small piece from my wonder woman costume lasso of truth.  haha

I am really OCD about symetry, so this project really challenged me to go random with the placement and the color choice.
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« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2011 09:05:06 AM »

It looks fabulous and fun!  Thanks for the tip about wrapping around recycled materials...saves yarn and uses up stuff meant for the trash!

I love that you chose some sparkly yarns...give it a pizzaz! 
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« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2011 01:52:54 PM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2011 02:04:20 PM »

How cute!  And good for you for avoiding styrofoam.  Save your $ and the planet at the same time!!!
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« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011 01:02:26 PM »

ooh sparkly, I like the all yarn ball format!  Thanks for the great tip for the innards Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011 05:47:10 PM »

What a great idea for the yarnies and knitsters in your circle.

On the other hand, I don't have anything yet for my mom.....
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