Wednesday, December 7, 2016

12 Days of Christmas, Day 11, Warm and Fuzzy JOY

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Who doesn't need a little warm and fuzzy joy in their lives?  
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This one started with a wood wreath that I picked up at the dollar spot at Target, a set of battery operated twinkle lights (also from Target), and a skein of fuzzy, chenille yarn from Michaels.
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I tied the yarn to the wood wreath and started wrapping it around the wreath and the battery pack.  Wrapping yarn takes longer than one might think.
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 I thought I was going to poke the little lights through the holes on the wreath, but I love copper so I decided to leave the wire out and wrap it around the wreath afterwards.  I did have to pull out a bunch of the yarn and cut it because the skein was too big to fit through the wreath.

I then sketched out a J and a Y on fairly thick cardboard (that I had previously used as a painting mat) and cut them out.  I purposely made them a little better then the wreath or O.  
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I hot glued the yarn to them a started wrapping.  The Y was a bit of a challenge.  I started from the bottom.  After wrapping up one side of the Y, I cut the yarn and then started at the middle again and wrapped up the other side.
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I decided to hang this on the very hard to decorate bookshelves that are by the staircase leading up to my library.  I like the white on the dark wood,
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They add some lightness and pop against the dark shelves.  
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2 comments:

  1. Great idea - it appears JOY is the word of the season - I'm seeing it everywhere. Love what you did. Love the yard wrapping makes the letters appear like they're wrapped in a sweater.

    Carole @ Garden Up Green

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  2. Yes, it is a popular word this year. I have always loved it and it is my daughter's middle name. I love this fuzzy yarn, wish I knew how to knit!

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