First are my yarn trees. I actually bought two styrofoam trees last year with the hope of putting ruffles around them. Cute idea, right? Well, I couldn't get mine to look right at all. Of course when I finished my yarn trees I found that Lindsey (she's got a great name!) at The Pleated Poppy did some fabric wrapped trees that are adorable. Scroll down a bit to find them on her mantle.
I still love my yarn trees though. I simply glued down the end of a real nubby yarn at the base of the tree and started carefully wrapping the yarn, gluing every so often. At the top I just kinda wound it around until it looked nice before gluing it. If you're using a colored yarn, you might want to paint the styrofoam first. See that little glittery church? I saw it first at Thrify Decor Chick and simply had to stop by the Wal-mart and pick one up. And I hate the Wal-mart, but a $1 for a cute little church was worth it. :)
Second, is this to die for feather wreath. Cuteness, right? Well, maybe some of y'all don't like it, but that's okay. :) I took a simple green styrofoam wreath and spray painted it white. I took two packages of feather boas and wrapped my wreath. Three would have been a better length, but I couldn't find cheap feather boas so I worked with just two. I then just pinned a pretty polka dot ribbon to the back and there ya' go. I simply love it so much, I just might keep it year round.
I can't get a good shot of the lovely thing as seen from afar! The room has become quite dark and all pictures simply do NOT do her justice. So, just enjoy a good closeup of her feathery goodness!
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