Sep
22

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I’ve been meaning to post this yarn wreath and calendar that I helped my cute sister make a few months ago! Don’t mind the bad pictures (these were all taken with my phone).

Anyways… last month my hubby was gone on a month long rotation (boo!) and I talked my sister into sleeping over one night before she headed back to college. She had been wanting to make some fun décor for her dorm room, so I thought these would be perfect!

Sorry I didn’t take too many pictures along the way… we were to busy chatting and laughing… you know what sisters do best! Basically all we did was wrap the wreath with yarn (yup, keep wrapping)! Then we dug through my fabric scraps and made some cute flowers to attach. If you’re looking to see how we did some of the fabric flowers check here, here or here.

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Then for the calendar my sister found this cheap frame for five bucks! First we spray painted it blue… love that color! Then we covered the cardboard with some yellow fabric for a bright fun look. You know so it’s not so depressing looking at all the exams coming up.

While the paint was drying we printed out some vinyl with my Silhouette and drew in the lines with a permanent marker.

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Then of course as we picked the glass up to put it back in the frame and the corner broke off. So we took some super glue and glued it back on!

There’s nothing a few cute flowers can’t hide! :)

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The frame covered the rest perfectly! :)

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And here’s a close up on the flowers. My sisters pretty crafty isn’t she?!

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And there’s my sweet sister all ready for college! I can’t wait for her to come home for Thanksgiving! She is seriously the best sister I could ever ask for. She is probably the nicest person you will ever meet- everyone adores her! She was definitely the peace maker in our home growing up. And rumor has it she *may* be bringing home a boy friend for Thanksgiving… I really need to meet this guy! I secretly have been pinning “wedding ideas” you know just in case…

So do you have fun crafting with your sisters?

Jamielyn Nye is the owner and managing editor of I Heart Nap Time. She aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. Her unique projects have been featured on many popular websites, including: BHG, Martha Stewart, Fox, ABC, People, Parents and more. When she’s not creating . . . Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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12 Responses to “Yarn Wreath and Calendar”

  1. Sarah

    Oh I sooo WISH I had a sister! I do not, I have a younger brother, and he lives in Arizona (I live in Michigan). So, not as cool. Even if he lived here he wouldn’t do that stuff with me. I do all of my crafts by myself… although I usually do my furniture builds with my dad- he has more tools than me :)

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  2. Christy

    Cute things you made! My sister has never been crafty….but slowly I am getting her there! If only we lived close enough to do it together.

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  3. Lizy B

    Those are beautiful!!! Love the idea of buying an old picture and up-cycling the frame and glass! I really need to invest in some spray paint!!!

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  4. Chessa Moore

    My sisters and I love crafting together! We have since we were young. We use to have crafter-sleepovers with our friends. And now are girls are doing it too! One of our favorite crafts was making cards out of printed paper napkins and spray glue.

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  5. Kirsten

    Sisters are the best! I love how it all turned out! I need to pin how you made the calendar! I am in love!

    Have a great day!
    Kirsten

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