As promised, I’m back today with some cool ideas for things to do with our Sheep Stash sheep and alpacas besides decorating your Christmas tree. This weekend was super fun for me because I got to go to the craft store and go wild!
Everything is better with glitter, right?
For my first project, I want to make a winter wonderland inspired wreath using some gorgeous handspun yarn that I’ve had in my stash for years. This skein is absolutely lovely- soft and with an incredible sheen- but at only 105 yards, I never came up with a project for it.
Sheep Stash is a great way to actually use some of those lovely “art skeins” you bought because you loved them but haven’t used yet. And you get to see and appreciate the yarn every day.
First, I spray painted my sheep and alpacas. I did some in metallic silver and some in white. I also spray painted a grapevine wreath from Michael’s silver.
Then I wrapped the animals in the handspun.
All that was left was to attach the sheep to the wreath. You can use a glue gun if you want the sheep to be on the wreath semi-permanently or you can use twist ties like these:
I found these in the cake decorating section at Michael’s. By running them under the yarn I was able to attach the sheep and it will be a snap to remove them and change the yarn if I want to do a different color next year.
The finished wreath! I was super happy with it and it only took a couple of hours from start to finish.
Next up, another wreath, but this one is yarn-less.
Once again I spray painted a grapevine wreath, but white this time.
Then is was glitter time! (I thought these glitter trays were silly at first but they were actually really useful. You use a separate tray for each glitter color and then you can use that little spout in the upper right corner to pour the overage back into the bottle. Genius! Also from Michael’s in the Martha Stewart section.)
This is the shade of blue glitter I used. It’s called Crystal Mint (I thought it said Crystal Meth the first time I read it!) but it looks like a wintery blue to me!
For the other sheep I used a silver glitter and a white.
I bought the Martha Stewart Glitter Glue but Elmer’s and a paint brush would work just as well, I think.
I didn’t have yarn to hide the twist ties on this year so these guys are glue gunned to the wreath itself.
If you haven’t ordered you Sheep Stash yet, get on it! We will only be selling them from now through 12/15 (or when my husband collapses from making sheep all night, every night, whichever comes first.)
If you are going to Michael’s for supplies for these or any other project, don’t forget your coupon like I always do. This week’s coupon is 25% off your entire purchase (including sale items). Just put your zip code in here and it will take you to the coupon page.
A portion of your purchase price will go to Heifer International to buy real live sheep to help lift families out of poverty. In past years we’ve donated between $1500-$2000- this year our goal is $3000!
I’ll be back tomorrow with more ideas for decorating your sheep! In the meantime, we’d love to see yours. Please post your pics on our Facebook page.