A little while ago I was asked by the fine people at Makeful TV if I would be interested in hosting a holiday-ish DIY workshop for their first ever blogger event. Gimme a craft and an audience and I’m ready to go. They were open to me choosing my own project, which is awesome, and I decided to go with this modern wreath wall hanging.
Isn’t it pretty? It’s also super easy and doesn’t have that ‘homemade’ look, you know what I mean? Yes, you do. I feel like it can totally hold its own next to a similar looking modern wreath from some (probably overpriced) store. Bonus! You get to see me and my messy loft in the reflection of the ornaments. #badphotographer
What you’ll need for this project:
• 12″ macrame ring (or size of your choice)
• faux or real greenery of your choice
• yarn in colour of your choice
• floral wire or ornament hooks
• glue gun* (optional)
STEP 1: Figure out where you want your greenery then use the floral wire or a stretched out ornament hook to tie it to the ring.
STEP 2: decide how long you want your yarn ‘tails’ and cut each piece double that length, remember you’ll be folding them.
STEP 3: thread each piece of yarn through itself (below). Keep going until you’re happy with the look. Mix & match colors, textures for an interesting look. To get the really wavy look, you just untwist the piece of yarn.
STEP 4: using wire attached the ornaments where you would like them on the ring. Use a hot glue gun to secure if necessary.
Trim your yarn however you like and you’re done! A modern wreath wall hanging ready to be hung or gifted. What’s great about this piece is that after the holidays are over you can remove the greenery and ornaments and it keep it up as a stylish wall hanging. If that’s your plan don’t go too crazy with the glue gun or avoid it all together.
As I mentioned, this was part of a DIY workshop I did at a recent blogger event for Makeful TV. I’ve been to many of these events as a blogger so it was a bit of a different experience being on the other side of the audience this time. Luckily I saw quite a few familiar faces so that helped the nerves. That and when it comes to making stuff I kinda can’t shut up.
I got a real kick seeing my name on the invite. Katri was really great. I loved her vintage fashion vibe and she showed us how to make custom envelopes for our holiday cards. Here’s a sneak peek of the venue and some dorky pictures of me. Makeful went all out with the big marquee signs, they looked so great.
Finally, here’s a (kinda blurry) photo of the talented bunch with our finished wreaths & envelopes at the end of the workshop. Be sure to follow Makeful on Instagram and check out the #bemakeful hashtag to see even more pics from the day.
Thanks again to Makeful for having me be part of it and giving us makers a platform to share what we love to make.
(thanks Lorrie Everitt for the last two photos)