Friday, March 11

Yarn Egg Wreath


I think it was about holiday time when I started seeing cool yarn ball holiday wreaths.  They were so adorable.  I was thinking I would love to make something for Easter with yarn.  I have zero Easter decor so I decided to get a head start.  I thought that if the yarn ball wreaths were cute why not make a yarn EGG wreath.  You know some projects you do you have a good feeling about at the start.  This was not one for me.  The wreath didn't really come together for me until the end.  I decided to make the wreath with two different sized eggs and four different colors of yarn.

You will need
14" round foam
4 different colors of yarn
4 bags of large size cheap plastic eggs by the dozen
2 bags of small size cheap plastic eggs by the dozen.
Lots of hot glue


I also decided to make the wreath with two different types of yarn eggs.  First is your typical yarn ball wrapped hap-hazardly with yarn of choice.  Did you know eggs are much harder to wrap than balls?  Those plastic guys are slippery.  I used hot glue to get it started.  I also made a more modern (if that is possible using yarn) egg simply wrapping a single layer of yarn from top to bottom.  For this type of egg you start at the top with a little hot glue and glue the end down.  Then wrap around adding hot glue here and there to keep the yarn in place. 



I secured the eggs as I made them to the foam wreath alternating size, color, and type.  In the end I wish I would have gone for a smaller foam circle.  As it looks great on the door it is too big to hang on the mirror which is where I wanted it to go.  But isn't is super springy and fun and quirky!  It has motivated me to work on the rest of the Easter stuff.










I am linking to
Shabby Nest - Frugal Friday
A Few of My Favorite Things - Favorite Things Friday
Fingerprints on the Fridge - Feature Yourself Friday
Tatertots and Jello - Weekend Wrap Up
Green Door Designs - Saturday Spotlight
Be Different Act Normal - Show and Tell Saturday
I Heart Naptime - Sundae Scoop
DIY Showoff - Project Parade
Craft-O-Maniac - Craft-O-Maniac Monday
Dittle Dattle - Amaze Me Monday
Skip to My Lou - Made By You Monday
Hope Studios - Tutorial Tuesday
Today's Creative Blog - Get Your Craft On
All Things Heart and Home - All Things Inspired
Very Merry Vintage Style - Share the Love
Blue Cricket Design - Show and Tell
CSI Project - Spring Challange
Someday Crafts - Whatever Goes Wednesday
A Beach Cottage - Good Life Wednesday
Beneath My Heart - Best DIY Projects of March
Centstational Girl - Fair Weather Forum

139 comments:

  1. looks good! but also looks like a lot of burnt fingers and patience, huh?

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  2. By {FAR} my most FAVORITE Spring Wreath I have seen. I love Every bit of it!

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  3. This is adorable! I love how you so carefully wrapped the eggs in those rings, as well as wrapping it like a yarn ball. Here from TT&J

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  4. Oh my. This is stunning!! What great colors, textures and shapes. Perfect for spring and Easter!

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  5. Beautiful. Bookmarked in my project line up, the quality of the yarn really makes it look professional. Well done.

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  6. Gorgeous wreath!! I love the textural variation and the colors are absolutely stunning! Thanks for sharing :)

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  7. Oh my gosh, that is SOOOO CUUUTE! What a great idea! I love the colors, too. You ROCK!

    NatSprat.blogspot.com

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  8. Adorable! I love it.

    I shared it on my TT&J FB page :)

    xoxo
    Jen

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  9. Very cute! It can use up lots of leftover yarn!

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  10. gorgeous! I would love if you would link up to my party that starts tomorrow - Saturday Spotlight - greendoordesigns.blogspot.com! I LOVE IT!

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  11. That is adorable...I might just be able to give up some of my bunny hat makin yarn and make one:-)

    I'm a NEW follower

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  12. This is SO much fun! What a fabulous idea! Thanks for sharing!!

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  13. It's fabulous, I love it! Well done! :)

    Maegan

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  14. This is so beautiful! The colors, the look, fantastic job! Visiting from Tatertots & Jello.

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  15. It's absolutely beautiful! I love the soft colors and design.

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  16. That is so simple yet completely gorgeous. Love

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  17. Wow, this is so pretty. I love the colors you chose for your eggs and balls. I'll definitely be trying to do something like this in the future.

    Thanks for sharing,
    Tracy http://allthumbscrafts.blogspot.com

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  18. How fun! I love how this wreath turned out! I had never thought of using yarn. You're making me very excited for Easter!

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  19. I love this! How did you secure the eggs to the foam circle? Just hot glue?

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  20. This is one of the best looking Easter themed wreaths I've seen. It looks like something that is affordable too! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  21. Love it! Definitely will share with my readers! Great blog!

    hugs! Kim @ Party Frosting!

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  22. These are so cute. I love the colors and it adds so much texture that you wrapped them differently.

    megan
    craftycpa.blogspot.com

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  23. So cute!!! This is one the best Easter wreaths I have seen! Thanks for sharing!

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  24. OMG ok this is like the cutest thing I have ever seen for easter thank you so much for sharing this would be so much fun to make. I am bookmarking this idea for sure. I found your blog through the tatertots and jello link party.
    tyandwhitneyulrich.blogspot.com

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  25. So so darling, love it! very creative and original too. winks-jen

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  26. This is so cute, the colours are wonderful!

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  27. I am madly in love with this wreath! So FUN!

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  28. This looks great..like something out of a magazine!

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  29. I agree with the above comment, it totally looks like something from a magazine!
    It's just lovely!!

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  30. So very very cute! I love your choice of yarn colors as well! So cute!

    I would love it if you would join my Friday link party if you are interested!

    Ashley
    www.simplydesigning.blogspot.com

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  31. I love it!! I also have a ton of yarn. And plastic eggs....hmmmmmm. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  32. So very creative-love this wreath-I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

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  33. I wouldn't have the patience to wrap that many eggs, but it's very cute, so the end result was worth it. Love all the bright spring colors. You must have a smile on your face every time you pass your happy spring wreath!

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  34. Gawwwww~geous! You did a fab job and I love the colors you chose! TFS and come see me sometime at http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
    Love Laurie

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  35. LOVE IT!! I want to try it now :)

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  36. Adorable. I love the colours and textures. Very cute indeed. I am your newest follower! :)
    Humble Homemaking

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  37. That turned out so great! Nice work & creative idea!

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  38. This is so fun! I would love for you to come share this at my Make Something Monday Link Party!

    http://sarahndipities.blogspot.com/2011/03/make-something-monday-link-party-2.html

    -Sarah

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  39. this came out wonderfully

    thanks for sharing
    tina
    pretty paper posies

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  40. This looks awesome! Love the colors and the different wrapping techniques! Totally bookmarking this but we'll have to see if I actually have enough patience to do it! Thanks for sharing!

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  41. This is absolutely the cutest thing! I want to make one right now!!! Just precious :-)))

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  42. You should enter your wreath in our Simply Create Contest. I love it- thanks for sharing!

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  43. So darling!! I love this beautiful wreath!! :) Thank you for sharing!! Linking this over at http://bluerobincottage.blogspot.com

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  44. That's absolutely beautiful! :) Maybe I'll end up making something similar... We'll see... It's too bad I don't have a stash of yarn... :P

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  45. So precious!! Love the spring colors : )

    PS. Congrats on the Ohdeedo feature for Sawyer's nursery! That's awesome!!

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  46. This is a really, really beautiful wreath! Thanks for the tutorial. I'd love for to submit this to the M&T Spotlight at http://www.makeandtakes.com/spotlight

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  47. How adorable. I'm crazy about this!

    Warmly, Michelle

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  48. I LOVE this!! love the colors and different ways you wrapped them!

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  49. GORGEOUS!!! I have that yarn. It's fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

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  50. I just found your blog and am your newest follower. This wreath is fab!! Thanks for the amazing inspiration.

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  51. This wreath is GREAT. This is definitely making my to-do list. Your blog is so fresh and lovely. Can't wait to look around.

    Just Another Day in Paradise

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  52. This is absolutely adorable! I will try this. Following from Very Merry Vintage Style. Would love if you checked out Bliss Images and Beyond and perhaps follow back. Awesome job!

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  53. This looks wicked! And is perfect for spring :) I'm sure the sun will come out soon now!

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  54. That must be a lot of work! All worth it because it looks beautiful!

    I am having a giveaway on my blog. $35 credit + free shipping from Paige Holliday designs to get any one custom designed trendy backpack.
    Sawyer would love it!All you have to do is leave a comment.

    http://houseonashwelllane.blogspot.com/2011/03/35-store-credit-free-shipping-to-get.html

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  55. Those colors are dreamy...what a brilliant idea! I love it!
    xo
    Robin
    All Things Heart and Home

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  56. LOVE IT!!!!
    ~Terry
    http://mossandclover.blogspot.com/2011/03/getting-my-spring-on.html

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  57. I love how this turned out. We have a similar wreath made up of easter eggs and it is probably my favorite wreath we own. You did a fantastic job on this!

    Katie
    katiebugkellar.com

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  58. I love it! The perfect wreath! Thanks for sharing, visiting from CSI Project

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  59. That is beautiful! I guess I will finally have to take down my Christmas wreath so I can put one of these up. Thanks for sharing! It is really fantastic!

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  60. That's awesome! How long did it take you?

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  61. Love this. It's so happy and cheery for spring!

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  62. That is so pretty and fun!! It looks like a TON of hardwork!!! Well done! :) Stopping by from CSI!

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  63. I love this wreath! I've seen a lot of spring wreaths, but I think this one is my favorite!

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  64. Lovely! I want one for my front door. :)

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  65. This is totally cute! Im in need of a springtime wreath for our door. I smell a craft commin on!

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  66. Yep! This is THE one I want to make for Easter! I've been looking for the "perfect" wreath!

    Thanks!!

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  67. So pretty - I love this! Visiting from CSI Project.

    www.socialsalutations.blogspot.com

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  68. Girl you're awesome. This is beyond cute!!!!

    Kendra aka "Domsetic Princess in Training"

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  69. So cute!!!

    I featured it on my Celebrations and Holidays Blog. Here's the link:
    http://celebrationsandholidays.blogspot.com/2011/03/yarn-egg-wreath-by-sweet-survivial.html

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  70. I love this wreath! You always post the most amazing stuff I feel like I could *actually* make!

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  71. I love this so much, can you make one for me now? ;-)

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  72. I am a knitter so I think this is a fabulous wreath!!! LOVE IT! I can't start another project at the moment but I will put this one in my memory bank!!!!

    Nancy

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  73. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It's super cute. But I've been gluing and gluing and wrapping and wrapping and I've only done about 12 eggs! (and they're not as cute as yours!) But I'm sticking with it!

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  74. This is by far the best easter wreath that I have seen. I love the colors you chose and the different textures you created on the eggs. It would look great with my "Spring" chipboard letters i just made. Please link it up at my link party on Sunday.
    Amy
    SistersoftheWildWest.blogspot.com

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  75. This is so great, love the colours and super easy to make.
    Thanks for sharing.

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  76. This is to die for! I love the colors and varied shapes that you used. Thanks for sharing. Found this at Be Different Act Normal!

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  77. I wanted to let you know that I selected you for our Saturday Spotlight - feel free to grab your button! :)
    http://www.greendoordesignsblog.com/2011/03/saturday-spotlight-4-features.html

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  78. I absolutely love this post and wanted to let you know that I will be featuring it this Friday.

    cookienut.blogspot.com

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  79. Sorry, I meant it will be posted April 1st.

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  80. What brand of yarn did you use for the wreath -- it's absolutely beautiful.

    jeana111@comcast.net

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  81. Based on the 93 comments I'd say everyone loves this! I do too... featured it on my {ideas & inspirations} post today :)

    Food, Wine, & Mod Podge

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  82. Love love love this! By far the cutest Easter wreath I have seen so far! I will definitely be making this. You have a new follower. :)

    Celeste @ The Maxwell Five

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  83. I tried it...didn't have the patience for a wreath, but I did manage an Easter centerpiece. Would love if you checked it out sometime. Thanks for the inspiration!

    http://blissimagesandbeyond.blogspot.com/2011/03/easter-centerpiece.html

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  84. We just started our first linky party yesturday and would love for you to come by and link up this great project. Thanks so much.

    rhinestonebeagle.blogspot.com

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  85. Thank you so much for posting at the beagle. It's an alternative yarn project and Easter project all in one, eeeee how fun! Love those colors and they look so soft.

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  86. Gorgeous! Looks like all of the time to make that was worth it!

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  87. This wreath is adorable and I'm featuring it in my Thursday post so stop on over!!

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  88. Oh my gosh! That is adorable. I was on a wreath kick over Christmas, but this might have just rekindled it!! Thanks for posting. Here's my blog: havenfromtheworld.blogspot.com

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  89. That is adorable!!! Gotta share it over on my FB blog community page & tweet it! You really did a great job! Very inspiring and happy Spring!

    :D Lynda

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  90. super super cute! wish i had the time to make one of these!

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  91. I featured this today on my blog. Absolutely love it.

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  92. That is so cute! I love the idea. Thank you for linking up to my party! :)
    Blessings,
    Traci

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  93. Love the different wrapping styles! creates a beautiful textured look.

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  94. This is absolutely adorable! I bet you could do something similar with ornaments around Christmas time! Thanks for sharing!!!

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  95. What a great idea! I am definitely going to try it!

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  96. This is just perfect and happy. I had to share with others, so I posted it on my blog and linked you!
    www.DavisDomestications.blogspot.com

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  97. Adorable. Creative. Genius.

    I am having a spring craft linky party and giveaway on my blog this Friday. I would love for you to showcase this wonderful project.

    Details are on my blog today.

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  98. Very cute and inventive! I wonder if it would be easier with styrofoam eggs? Maybe pinning along the way? Will definitely experiment with this!

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  99. Love it! The different wrapping styles make it look so unique!! I'm going to attempt this wreath...I'll link back to you when I do! BTW, I'm your newest follower! =)

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  100. Hi! What a great idea! Love your wreath and wrote about it here in my magazin. http://www.airmagazine.nl/air/art/top-vijf-leukste-paasversiering/

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  101. So cute! What type of yarn did you use? It looks a lot thicker than the brand I'm attempting to do this with.

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  102. Your yarn wreath is SO CUTE and it sounds like it's pretty easy to make too! I hope it's okay, I just couldn't help but feature your wreath in my Easter wreath and topiary round-up. You can see it here:

    http://jamiebrock.hubpages.com/hub/Decorate-Your-Home-for-Easter-Topiary-and-Wreath-Ideas

    Thank you so much for sharing!

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  103. Found your wreath on Pinterest - love it! So cozy looking :)

    I featured your wreath in my home blog, here:
    http://humberhomeproject.blogspot.com/2012/03/wreath-for-all-seasons.html

    :)
    Can't wait to attempt my own!

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  104. This is a beautiful and creative wreath. Congrats for completing it. Will try to use the materials for another project since I am aborting this mission. I would have preferred paying over $100 for it rather than attempt again.

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  105. Made this over the weekend. I love how it turned out, but MAN that was a lot of work ;0) This will be staying inside where no birds can nest in it. LOL! I was surprised by how heavy it ended up being, too, but I can't tell you how proud I am of myself for completing this project.

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  106. I just found a wreath for my front door...Thanks for a great tutorial.

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  107. I love, love ,love this wreath... I figured it can't be 2 difficult 2 make, so I went n bought everything needed n have been trying for the past hr 2 wrap those stupid plastic eggs eith no luck, my eggs look horrible. I'm sooooo bummed. Back 2 AC Moore I go :(

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  108. This is soooo hard! Much harder than it looks and so time consuming. I never thought it would hard to wrap an egg in yarn! And i got about 1/4 done and im just hoping it all comes together in he end!

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  109. Hi, just to let you know
    I have featured these on my blog

    www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    Natasha xx

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  110. I absolutely love love love this. I will make this for my sister for next Easter :). thanks for sharing with us.

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  111. What kind of yarn did you use? I was also wondering about the egg size. Are the small eggs the standard size and the large ones jumbo size?

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  112. This wreath is absolutely perfect! I'm incorporating the idea into my Easter wreath this year. I featured your wreath on my blog this week in my Weekly Inspiration post. I'd love for you to stop by and take a peek:

    http://www.sewcreativeblog.com/weekly-inspiration-easter-wreaths-door-decorations/

    Best Wishes,

    Crystal

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  113. Just saw this on pinterst and love it!!!!! Repinned :)

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  114. This is so incredibly cute! Love it! XO, Aimee

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  115. This wreath is gorgeous. Nice job!

    Missy Inspired
    http://missyinspired.blogspot.com

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  116. You're wreath inspired me to create a similar one! :)

    Eva @ Lemondropsandcupcakes

    http://www.lemondropsandcupcakes.com/2013/03/yarn-egg-wreath.html

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  117. I think the egg shapes also come in styrofoam. I bet you can find them marked down after Easter. It seems like yarn would just stick right to styrofoam or you could secure the beginning with a small pin. I especially liked the look of the evenly wound ones. thanks for the posting.

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  118. So cute!! I love this!! Stopping by from FB Love of Knitting posted this and now I am your newest follower :-)

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  119. this is one of the lovely art and craft i like this and i,m going to try this .

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