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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Christmas Wreath

I finally got the chance to create my version of the yarn ball Christmas Wreath. The inspiration for this creation was featured in the previous post. I was sad at first, because I wasn't optimistic about finding the materials to decorate it. Lucky me, I found cheap poor quality ornaments at Carrefour. I covered them with yarn. I bought the gift boxes and stuffed hearts at Ikea. The lights came from a really cool housewares store called The One. They're battery powered, so no wires to plug in . It took an hour and a half to construct. I used craft wire to attach everything. This wreath cost about $15 US Dollars to make. I made the wreath hanger from a dry cleaners wire hanger. It works perfectly. I'm really proud of it.

I'm also proud of the Christmas tree. My roommate Henry bought me the Hello Kitty ornament. Brenden sprayed the windows with fake snow. HEHE! The hanging lights are battery powered from Ikea.
I know the spire topper is crooked, but it'll have to stay as it is. It's handblown glass. It'll just break if I mess with it.


Thursday, December 04, 2008

Starbucks Yarn Ball Christmas Wreath

I'm in love with this Yarn ball wreath from Starbucks. They don't sell it in the shops here in Abu Dhabi. I can't even find enough supplies to hack one of these, but I won't stop looking. Has anyone else seen it? I think I even recognized some of the yarns. They look like Lion Brand.

Plastic Rainbow Heart Earrings

I bought these charms in the Target dollar section. I hacked them into cute earrings.