Twas the night before Thanksgiving,
when all through the house the kids were all sleeping because I wore them all out.
There was cleaning, and dusting, and scrubbing of pans.
We were sweeping and mopping and ….just kidding, who do you think I am?
They’re sleeping because it’s Thanksgiving week and we’re chill like that. Movies have been on almost non-stop and the weather is finally starting to cool down. Yes, it’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas, at least by southern New Mexico standards. Only one thing stands in our way.
I cheated this year and ordered a prepared holiday meal from my local grocery store. I had a choice between a whole turkey or a turkey breast. I chose the boob. I’m not lazy. I’m resourceful. Yeah. That’s it. I’m so resourceful I somehow made a really really cute wreath quite by accident and for less than $10.
It all started when I came across this picture on my Facebook photo albums. I had made this wreath about 5 or so years ago and I can’t believe I hadn’t done it again.
With this simple yarn wreath fresh in my mind, I found myself standing in the craft aisle of Walmart. They had these green styrofoam rings for less than $4. Right across the aisle was a nice selection of yarn. Now, I had planned on reviving my white wreath, but my eyes landed on this gorgeous green.
Armed with my new wreath form and yarn, I headed home and quickly began to wrap it…just kidding it takes forever. Especially when you have the attention span of a kitten on catnip. I had plans to later go to Hobby Lobby and pick up a few embellishments to add to the wreath. No particular plan. I figured I’d know it when I see it.
Well I couldn’t get to the store when I wanted and I’m not known for my patience……
I went online to Pinterest to idle away my time and stumbled upon this tutorial. Well, there I was with almost a full skein of yarn and nothing to do. After a quick scavenger hunt in the garage, I set about making a wrapping board like the one on the tutorial.
It took quite awhile to make these pom poms but considering the fact I’m not the craftiest person and I was new to the pom pom game, it’s no surprise. So I pushed on, trying different methods until I ran out of yarn.
This one clowned around with the incomplete wreath while I made a trip for more yarn.
A happy accident occurred at the store. I bought the wrong shade of green yarn, but I found a Santa hat and green paper plates…..
Printed out a coloring sheet of the Grinch, colored the eyes with a colored pencil, and then cut them out. Ended up a perfect fit. Used pencil and then a permanent marker to create the rest of the face.
Once I was finished assembling the wreath, I needed something to hang it. A loop of left over yarn that I hot glued to the back of the hat got the job done.
He’s a mean one, Mr. Grinch and he’s hanging on my door.
Well,he will. Just after Turkey Day.
Now, I could’ve went into more detail but to be honest, tutorials are just not my thing. However, I stumbled across a whole slew of Grinch wreaths on Pinterest. My ego took a hit- I wasn’t original, but hey it means you can find some helpful tips and ideas. I plan on making a new one and perhaps using fluffier yarn. Also, a friend suggested adding a red heart- I love that idea. And I’ll do it, just as soon as I recover from stuffing my face full of pie.
Until then…..HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!!!