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Friday, March 23, 2012

Pinterest Review: Yarn Wreath

While browsing pinterest recently, I found this:

Source: duitang.com via Kelley on Pinterest


How adorable, huh?


I thought I'd make this myself and see if it was as easy as the photo tutorial suggests.  Here's my review and details on how to make this yourself.


PRO
  • Like the step by step photos
  • End product is adorable
CON 
  • There's no indication of cost 
  • There is no indication of the amount of supplies needed.    
Overall, though, it was very easy to put together.  But the cost?  It was reasonable, but a little spendy if you're trying to be thrifty.  

THEIR WAY:
Flower "ribbon" (it's on a spool in the ribbon section):  $8
Yarn:  $4.75 each
Foam wreath:  $4.29 - $4.79 depending on the size
Pink pearl stick pins:  $4.99

MY WAY:
I bought a 10 inch wreath and 3 bundles of yarn (those bundles are deceiving!  They look so small!)  And the flower ribbon?  I just couldn't buy it.  I skipped it all together and bought a sprig of fake flowers on sale for $3, where I cut the flowers off the stem and pinned them onto the wreath.  

Flowers:  $3
Yarn:  4.75 (I only needed 1 bundle), plus a 40% off coupon = $2.85
Wreath:  10 inch wreath, for $4.29
Pins:  $0 (I had them already)

Here's my result:

See?
It's OK to do it differently!  It turned out just as cute.  
(at least I think so!)


Edited to add:  yes, I pinned my own pin.  Why?  Because my mom wanted it.  That's why.

2 comments:

Rebecca Jo said...

Oh my gosh!! That's adorable!!!!! Gotta 'pin' it right now... which means I'll probably never make it :)

American in Norway said...

VERY cute! - Oh how I wish we had some good craft stores around here...