spring in my step (+ on my walls)
As my insane finals week wrapped up, today found me in a spring-like mood. Despite the damp snow that fell most of the afternoon, I felt the stirrings of spring fever and wanted to do something creative and new. I haven’t had much time for crafting the last few months but today, after a visit to my friends’ store, Rebel.reclaimed (an upcycled, repurposed vintage store of epic proportions), I was inspired to create in ways that didn’t involve flour or chocolate.
I’ve made a handful of these yarn-wrapped wreaths over the last two years — mostly for Christmas gifts — but I wanted to do one that was spring/summer-appropriate. I decided on gray and gold as the yarn colors (though it’s showing up rather orange-like in the photos), which ended up being great neutrals for some colorful patterns.
I only spent a mere $5 on a wreath form and everything else were bits I had on hand. Besides the yarn (which I have oodles of), I created a few embellishments for the wreath out of fabric scraps, some vintage buttons that were my grandmother’s, a bird charm from a necklace that broke months ago and an antique cameo pin that I have never found a good use for.
I have to admit, I am really happy with how it turned out. In my zeal to create, I took down most of the art in my kitchen and started from scratch (pun not intended). I picked up a few inexpensive frames at Target for some quirky greeting cards I found a long time ago, plus a favorite photo from my sister’s wedding, and added a few pieces of art from other nooks of my apartment.
My final flourish? I dug out (and ironed) a vintage tablecloth I inherited from my grandmother and discovered it perfectly fits my tiny kitchen table. With a cheerful bowl (also a vintage item from my grandma) of green apples, spring has sprung!
Well, in my kitchen, anyway.
Has spring fever struck you yet?