My rules for my new theme are that first and foremost I pick something I will enjoy creating, whether it be for me and my home or as a gift for someone else. It has to be fun. Also, budget is always an issue for me so the craft has to be frugal. Since I am a stay at home mom, babysit part time and take classes online I don't have a ton of time for creating. I do not want this to stop me though so the crafts have to be relatively simple and fast (as in can be completed in a few nap times). Last but not least I vow to try to see the beauty in my craft's imperfections, so for the sake of alliteration, the crafts will be fabulous.
So for my first "Craft-ease" post here is a Yarn Wreath that I made for our living room. I was inspired by one I saw for sale on Etsy.
I started with a straw wreath form. I left the plastic wrap on so that the straw didn't cause me issues peeking through the yarn. The process of yarn wrapping was easy but a little more tedious than I thought, especially wrapping the "G" (which is just a cardboard letter from Joann's). I then glued on felt and fabric flowers that I made. The felt rosette tutorial is here and the Yo-yo flower tutorial I used is here. I also glued on a couple fun buttons from Hobby Lobby and an embroidery hoop with some leftover fabric. Here it is in our living room.
I am pretty happy with how our living room is looking, and for my first yarn wreath I am also relatively happy with how this first "Craft-ease" creation turned out, not perfect, but that is okay!