Several of you asked how to make the yarn flowers ~ here is how I did it. In the article in Country Living - they suggest you use a pom pom maker. I'm too thrifty (cheap) for that, so did this instead:
I made a couple of different sized templates and then just hot glued my flowers to sticks that Emily picked up in the yard for me!
I did wrap mine pretty thick as I wanted my flowers to be bushy not puny looking - it is harder to cut the yarn, but the end result is worth it! Also, if you watch the video - I did not brush my yarn out to make it fuzzy.