Monday, March 7, 2011

Yarn wreath for baby

Over the last couple of days, I've been slowly working on the wall project for my bedroom. Our babies sleep in our room for the first 1 or 2 years, so the clothes and diapers and all must have some special space carved out.  This pretty thing is what I came up with for the empty wall I'm saving for the baby...
I covered the wood wreath with cotton yarn and then tied it to the frame with the same fabric I used in this project.  It's really better than lace for me.  I have had the 5 yards of fabric for 10 years and am finally using it!

I got the frame at Ben Franklin (a craft store) in the clearance area as a damaged item.  I spray painted it, but there were some areas in the upper corners that were not easily fixable.  I'm all about easy, so I just ruched up and hot glued more of my fabric into the corners

I made the little rosette with instructions from Jami at Freckled Laundry.  It was not as easy for me as she makes it look.  The "flip and wrap" stumped me for way too crafty gene is missing.  My rosette has it's own little personality I guess.

In the center of the wreath, I added a fabric covered "L" for the name I think we're going to use for our new girlie.  If we change our minds, it only costs $1.70 to switch it out, haha.  I totally should have used mod podge rather than hot glue to adhere the fabric (it would have been way smoother), but I was feeling lazy
 And the little button I found in my sewing basket (from an old shirt I think)

I really like the way it all turned out

It goes well on this wall. Soon there will be baby items all over the top of this dresser, but for now, it's looking good and organized 

My progress on misc projects has unfortunately been slowed lately by some pre-term contractions, so I'm needing to take it easy for the next few weeks until I'm far enough along for this little girl to be safely born (at least 7 more weeks).  I have little doubt I'll make it way past that mark to 41 weeks, but just in case, we're being cautious.

Thanks for looking!  I'm linking to:

Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays

Show and Tell Green

Domestically Speaking


  1. So pretty and precious :) Praying for you...I just had to go on bedrest and medication for preterm labor last week at 32 weeks. Since my daughter was born at 32 weeks, were praying this little guy decides to stay growing for a while!

  2. That's beautiful, delicate and pretty.

  3. Your wreath turned out perfectly! So cute, love the rosette. Really a cute room. Hope you get much needed rest and that sweet baby is healthy!
    Becky C

  4. Hi, I just saw this on MM at BNOTP. It is so sweet! So perfect for a nursery. Can I post this in my gallery of nursery decor? And a great idea to wrap with white cotton - I can use that idea to make a spring wreath. Yup, Christmas wreath is STILL hanging!! LOL Email me if you'd like the wreath to be included in my gallery! Have a great week!

  5. What a sweet addition for you new baby girl. I love the little rosette you made. So nice to have something special for just her. And congrats on the new addition!

  6. I LOVE this!! I would love for you to share it at my Linky Party!



  7. Wreath is so precious! Hope you are resting and feeling better!


  8. Beautiful wreath! I found your blog at Between Naps on the Front Porch. You have such great ideas and I'm your newest follower! I'd love it if you'd follow me back:
    Again, you did a fantastic job with this!! :-)

  9. How lovely. Really like your blog.Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas.

  10. And you say you're not crafty. . . . .! Cute project and cute blog! I haven't posted for so long . . . my life is interfering with my hobbies! I was so glad to see your smiling face when I logged on last week. I thought, "Oooh! A new follower!" Then I felt bad b/c I hadn't posted in forever. Then I noticed it was YOU! I hadn't seen you at church for the longest time - I've seen your sis but not you and your sweet little blond brood! Looks like you're loving life in Alaska and with another one on the way - whew! - you're going to be busy but it's a good busy, right? I have to tell you, I was trolling your blog, looking at all your decorating ideas (we're doing a ton of redeco right now) and noticed the VERY. COOL. Rodney White art over your dining room table. I LOVE him! Have always liked the one about happiness with the cherries on it. Anyway, you said you got it at World Market and I figured it was a sign from God that I should go look at it. Long story short - it's now hanging in my living room. I smile whenever I look at it. Thanks for the inspiration! I'm so glad you found me so I could find you! I'll be watching you from afar, waiting to hear about your new little one and any other cute things you do to get ready for her!

  11. I love the way it turned out - it's so pretty.

  12. That's very sweet! I love the initial in the middle. I've been wanting to re-do my nursery one piece at a time, so I love nursery inspiration!

  13. So wonderful! Playful decor sent me over and I'm so glad I'm now a follower. Take it easy -- I know it's hard for a long time. I did it before!

  14. It's gorgeous!!!!!
    You stay low key, lots of rest, keep that baby safe inside :)
    Some of the best memories are sleeping with my babies :)

  15. Miranda,

    I hope you are able to have a really relaxing few weeks. Nearly there now!

    I love how your wreath turned out. And I L.O.V.E the wall colour!! So pretty!


  16. This looks so pretty, Miranda. I love the colors in your room, btw. So calming. I happen to think your rosette is darling and I appreciate the tutorial mention. I shudder at the thought of "flip and wrap" (about 100 times)...that was my first video, you know! lol And, you ARE crafty. I love that you keep your babies in your room for the first year or two. We're the only species that wants to kick our young of our nests a.s.a.p. it seems. My babes all slept in our room for at least the first year (although they had they're own nurseries...our room is too tiny for the other gear)...and whenever we just feel like snuggling after that. Thanks again!


  17. ...and take it easy. Prayers that those pre-term contractions disappear. :(

  18. What a completely adorable wreath ~ I love it!

    Have a Happy Labor Day.


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