i wanted to return that touching gesture to christy and erik as they brought their baby home. their little one came early so i scrambled to whip up this yarn wreath. christy isn't a frilly girl, so i thought the mustard yarn and the peacock blue ribbon would fit the bill.
start by making a loop out of garden wire around the foam ring (this will be covered by the yarn) and then around to form a "hook." then begin by tying the yarn on with a small knot and then wrapping, wrapping, wrapping the yarn all the way around the ring. i then tied the ribbon to the top of the hook and hot glued it to cascade down the wreath. i made the sign in photoshop and then used double-stick tape to attach it to a doily that i glued to the back. the bird was the finishing touch.
i can only hope that it warms their heart like our wreath did ours.