Yarn Wreath and Calendar

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!

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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?

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  1. Erika @ Oops! I Craft My Pants posted on September 22, 2011 at 8:51 pm (#
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    Those are both adorable. I wish I had the calendar. Eee. The blue.

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  2. andrea @ keepin it thrifty posted on September 22, 2011 at 9:07 pm (#
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    I love your wreath— I’m obsessed with making yarn wreaths :) ps that calendar is fabulous!!!

    Xoxo Andrea

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  3. Jenny @ Simcoe Street posted on September 22, 2011 at 9:14 pm (#
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    So cute!

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  4. Sarah posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:38 am (#
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    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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  5. Christy posted on September 23, 2011 at 3:55 am (#
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    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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  6. Mallory Nikolaus posted on September 23, 2011 at 5:19 am (#
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    You guys are so dang cute! Think I can convince Brit to fly to NY to have a craft night sleep over with me? ;)

    Miss ya!!

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  7. Lizy B posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:35 am (#
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    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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  8. Michele @ The Scrap Shoppe posted on September 23, 2011 at 6:45 am (#
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    Super cute! I love all of the bright colors of the flowers against the white wreath. Just adorable!

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  9. Chessa Moore posted on September 23, 2011 at 7:54 am (#
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    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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  10. Kirsten posted on September 23, 2011 at 12:57 pm (#
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    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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  11. amy posted on September 25, 2011 at 6:28 am (#
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    Love it! The colors are great! I’m hosting a door decor challenge this week and I’d love for you to link up your wreath if you have time…

    http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2011/09/falling-for-crafts-challenge-3-door.html

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  12. Linda posted on December 2, 2011 at 12:26 pm (#
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    Love this site!

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