Who doesn't need a little warm and fuzzy joy in their lives?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
They add some lightness and pop against the dark shelves.