Saturday, November 5, 2011

Wool Circles Wreath

I saw this on Pinterest and loved it from the beginning.  I couldn’t wait to make my own, but of course I had to make it in blues.
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I created a pattern with the blues and the off whites too and really like the way it turned out!
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It was a lot of circle cutting which is sooo hard on the hands (especially when you are cutting through thick wool), but I did it the same weekend I made these so I was already in the circle cutting mode!
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These circles are simply threaded on a thick coat hanger size wire…I bought a “hank” of wire at the hardware store.  I am fairly sure the guys at the hardware store don’t call it a “hank” but I can’t think of what a gob of wire is called.  Anyway, when you get enough circles strung on the wire so they are really snug on it, bend your ends into a circle and attach them to each other.
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Then fluff it up and attach a bow!  I used a scrap of vintage wool fabric to make this bow…I love the soft look of it. 
I am linking up to these great parties!
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37 comments:

Kei said...

Your wreath looks seriously awesome! I love the colours you used!

Pam Hoffman said...

What a great project for fall!

Perhaps you'd like to add your post to the Linky Party this week too?

You are very welcome, any time!

Pam Hoffman
http://conservationofeggs.blogspot.com/2011/11/4th-conservation-linky-share-your-best.html

Alison said...

Gorgeous! I love the colours and the bow looks perfect! Another thing I will have to have a go at!
Alison
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Jill said...

Just beautiful! I hope your hands have recovered from cutting all those circles!

Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
Hope you have a great week!
Jill @ Creating my way to Success
http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

Crafty Mischief said...

Your wreath is absolutely beautiful! I found you through Craft-O-Maniac. Thanks for sharing!

Beth (www.livinglifeintentionally.blogspot.com) said...

Very cute! Love the colors & look of it. Thanks so much for sharing on TGIF Linky Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next!
Beth =-)

kirstin & jordan said...

oh my goodness- looks fantastic!!! love the blue! :)

OhioMomPatriot said...

The blues are so soft and pretty. The soft bow is the perfect finish. Thanks for sharing!

Christina said...

I just love this wreath!!! And the bow... FANTASTIC!

Excellent work!

I'm practically at the hardware store right now to pick up a "hank" of wire ;)

Take care,
Christina
designingbynumbers.blogspot.com

Ann-Kay said...

That's an awesome wreath! So much work, but obviously totally worth it! Thanks for sharing!

Jessica @ My World - Made By Hand said...

AMAZING!

Thanks for linking it to Totally Tutorial Tuesdays :)

Jessica
http://myworldmadebyhand.blogspot.com

Queenie said...

This is so unique...looks like your hard work made for a beautiful and colorful wreath :) Years ago when I was a teenager, I made one similar to this but with white trash bags cut into strips and then tied around a metal coat hanger that was shaped into a wreath...I glued on vintage Christmas Ornaments and it was fun, thanks for your tutorial and for sharing this idea.

Terrie said...

The blue color tone is awesome with white bow. It must be hard to cut the round pieces. It's worth to have this pretty look.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Ellen, what an awesome looking wreath! I am now happily following you via Passsionately Artistic. I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!

Vic said...

Very cool, I really like the blue.

Miriam said...

Love it! I'm totally pinning your one!

Cottage and Broome said...

Your wreath came out great. I love things made from wool, thanks for sharing, Laura Cottage and Broome

Michelle@Crazy In Iowa said...

I love your trees, and these are just as cute! Thanks for sharing!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

I love all the blue, beautiful work! The wool gives it such great texture.

I'd love if you would consider sharing this at my Thingamajig Thursday party...http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/thingamajig-thursday-party-2/

Alida

Robin said...

I looks amazing. The colors you picked are beautiful together.

Rose and Heather said...

So Cute, I would like to invite you to my Link Party, Crafty Lassie Tuseday. @ http://sewstylishboutique.blogspot.com/
Hope to see you there, Rose

Maggie said...

a great wreath for all seasons, Would luv for my readers to see this awesome idea, will you please join our weekly party at
http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/11/thanksgiving-showcase-tutorial-with.html
Maggie
http://passionatelyartistic.com

Melanie @ bear rabbit bear said...

I love the colors that you used. Thanks for linking to Things I've Done Thursday!


Melanie
Sew Rugged @ bear rabbit bear
bearrabbitbear.blogspot.com

Vanessa said...

HI, Ellen

I love your wreath. Its just lovely! I found your blog from Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust link party. I am a new follower.

Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com.

Have a great weekend.

Vanessa

Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva said...

Love your wreath! Those colors go so well together. Thanks for linking up at Finished It Friday.
~Kimberlee, The Spunky Diva

I am LOVD said...

I really do love this wreath! Thanks for sharing!

Karen said...

It looks great! Love the colors!! I am having my 3rd linky party and would love you to join us!
http://karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com/2011/11/friday-frolic_11.html

Have a great weekend:)

c.w.frosting said...

Beautiful wreath! I love the blues!

-caroline @ c.w.frosting

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

This is wonderful! I love how you alternated the colors and the depth and texture that creates. Thanks for sharing at this week's BFF Open House.

Jami said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully!!! Thanks for sharing your crafty self at the Tuesday To Do Party!
Smiles!
Jami
www.blackberryvine.blogspot.com

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Absolutely love the shades of blue! Beautifully done, as always, Ellen!

Sara said...

SO pretty!! Would LOVE it if you would link this project up at my turquoise lovin' party!! http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/2011/11/turquoise-lovin-13.html

Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D said...

The blues look whisper soft :)

Thanks so much for linking up to our Friday FREE-FOR-ALL!

If you haven't already, stop back to check out the new entries and click the "like" button to vote for those you like.

We'll see who the favs are later this week.

All the best,
~ Dana @ Cooking At Cafe D

Kara said...

Your wreath is fabulous!! Thanks for sharing at Shine on Friday. I hope you'll join us again tomorrow.

Alida - Radcrafter said...

Thanks so much for sharing on Thingamajig Thursday!

Hope to see you again soon.

Alida
radcrafter.com

Faith, Trust and Pixie Dust said...

I'm so impressed with your creations. Each one looks like a labor of love! Thanks for linking this up to Fabulous Friday at Faith, Trust, & Pixie Dust.

Warmly, Michelle

Jessa Irene said...

Love the color, and what a great idea to use wool! The bow is perfect.