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Springtime Wreath Recycle - From Ivy to Rainbows
Submitted by Pam on Wed, 04/11/2012 - 17:34
I am loving how this turned out! Inspired by seeing a lovely little tutorial last fall for wrapping a few of the vine sections of a grape vine wreath with colorful embroidery floss - a brilliant and beautiful idea shared by Katie at Duo Fiberworks.
The minute I spotted Katie's "Rainbow Wrapped Wreath" I knew exactly what I would be doing this spring to recycled my little butterfly grape vine wreath!
You see, I had forgotten to add water to those little tubie thingys I had attached to the back of the wreath! And sadly, when I realized what had happened, it was too late! My beautiful ivy, which had lived for nearly two years entwined among the wreath vines, was completely dead.
I tucked the wreath away in storage not knowing what to do with it! And then I saw Katie's tutorial and there was no question that I would recycle the wreath into a Rainbow Butterfly Wreath to welcome spring!
Katie used embroidery floss to wrap her vine sections; however, I decided to use worsted weight yarns from my stash - most are synthetic yarns rescued from a garage sale ten years ago. I love the intense, pure colors.
In case you want it - the tutorial for making my "punched tin" butterflies!
And BTW - I hung my new wreath on my front door the first day of spring - even though it was snowing!