I've seen them on Pinterest.
My sister did it with Valentine's Colors.
It was time for me to actually make those yarn-wrapped bottles I kept seeing everyone make.
A Facebook friend mentioned she has a goal of making at least two things she's pinned on Pinterest. I'm not sure I'll actually do two things every week, but I am going to make the effort to do more and more pins.
I have enough pink and red around for my taste... so I used colors that coordinated well with my entire main floor: tan, sagey green (wish I could've found yarn more like the flowers below), ivory, charcoal, and light grey.
And instead of wine or beer bottles, I grabbed a few Starbucks bottles from my stash (Thanks to Lori, a former student's mom, for collecting so many for me to use in the classroom!!)
The first one I did was the tan speckled yarn. I started at the bottom. Don't do that!!
As I hit the area where it sloped upward, the yarn would not stay in it's correct position... I had to use a lot of hot glue to hold it in place, and therefore the yarn isn't wrapped well.
For the others, I began just below the lip of the threads. It went rather quickly.
The top threaded area was tricky for yarn, so I used thicker jute instead. Sort of made all five coordinated too.
I threw a sprig of flowers in each bottle. (The entire bunch of these and MORE were only $5 at Joanns this week).
Now, Punxatawney Phil said six more weeks of winter (winter? seriously? It was 72 degrees here yesterday!) In any case, the faux springy flowers are a happy indication that spring is indeed coming... even if it is six more weeks. :(