Sunday, November 27, 2011

Simple, Cute, In-expensive Christmas Wreath

This simple, cute Christmas wreath is in-expensive to make and looks fabulous!


Here is the list of supplies you will need:

  • 1 tube of pipe foam liner stuff (found at any hardware store for about $1.25)
  • Duct Tape
  • Yarn of your choosing (I went with Lion Brand Homespun in wintery colors. I used 1 and 1/2 balls)
  • Christmas ornaments of your choosing. I went with felt snowflakes from JoAnn’s for $1 each. I bought 5.
  • Ribbon to hang your wreath. Pick a color that coordinates with your yarn.
  • Hot glue gun
  • 2 pins
  • lighter

To Assemble:

Cut the foam  tube to create the desired size of wreath.727

Hold the to ends together 729

Tape them together with duct tape. You may need someone to help you. My husband was handy…730

Now you have a tube and are ready to begin wrapping the foam wreath.

I put a little knot in the yarn. This will help anchor your yarn to the tube.


Take one of the 2 pins, put it through the center of the knot and fasten it to the wreath. I inserted the pin so it would be under the duct tape. 


Once your yarn is anchored down, you are now ready to begin wrapping. 


Wrap the wreath with the desired amount of yarn. You will want to make sure the foam doesn’t show. 738

Once you are done wrapping, cut the yarn.739

Make a knot in the end and insert your 2nd pin through the center of the knot. Wrap the yarn till taught, then insert the pin into your wreath to fasten it down.


Them cut the yarn close to the pin. Use the lighter to light singe the yarn. This will prevent unraveling.


Now you are ready to add your embellishments. Arrange the embellishments how you want and glue them down.

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Add your desired length of ribbon to your wreath, tie a bow and hang! Enjoy!


This wreath only cost me $7.50 to make since I already had the yarn, hot glue and pins.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Its Been Awhile...

I am so horrible at keeping up with this blog thing. I just mainly Facebook. The last blog post I wrote, I announced I was training for a marathon. Still am...and the marathon date is fast approaching. December 4th is the D-day. I am excited and nervous. I am still working on running, but having to do so carefully thanks to an injured IT Band. Sigh...I guess its the sign of a true runner.

The knitting has been happening like mad. As Christmas approaches, the knitting increases. Making gifts, working on orders. I am so blessed for the business. My friend has been helping me to use Ravelry more and I have to admit, it's been a blast.

Off to work on some projects...and yes, I ran today :o)

Friday, May 27, 2011


Well sadly my knitting/crocheting and jewelry making side job has slowed to a crawl as I have begun training to run a marathon! I will be running the California International Marathon on December 4, 2011! I have been running for 2 weeks now and am up to 4.2 miles. I am also working out hard at my gym...strengthening my core which will make me a more efficient runner. I am so excited to be doing this. I still love my knitting, crocheting and jewelry making and will continue to do so. I will also be selling my wares at the Tattered House's Fall Antique show. So no worries :o) I just wanted to share my new side venture (or should I say adventure) with all of you.

Monday, April 18, 2011

A Big Thank You!

Thank you friends and family for all your support, prayers and love yesterday. The Spring Antique Market in Roseville was a huge success! Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!!!

Friday, April 15, 2011

Domestic Fashionista Stops by...

Ashley Urke of Domestic Fashionista popped by for a chat and took some beautiful pictures of some new items DGC has for the Spring Antique Market on Sunday, April 17th. Click the link below to read her article.

Thank you so much Ashely for the wonderful blog post!

I hope to see you all on Sunday!!!

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Spring has Sprung!

I just received my May 2011 Martha Stewart Living magazine! I love spring and I love this magazine! On the cover is all sorts of poppies! I love poppies...not as much as Gebera Daisies, but love them.
So, I had to share this awesome picture I found via google. Here is the link:

With the warmer weather and the more frequently sunny days, I just want to get out and work in my garden, adding punches of color...breathing life back into the yard that had died this winter. I hope to work in the yard soon....

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Parden our dust...

Daisy Girl's Page is currently under going some renovations. I would like to make my page look more up-to-date and with the times. I would love some new color and photos. So, here I am working on updating. If you have any color suggestions, I would love to hear your thoughts.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to have a new page design up shortly...