Good Morning, my dear reader! Have you found yourself swooning over these gorgeous Christmas Ball wreaths like I have? I’ve been seeing them online for a while now, and this year the mood struck for me to try my hand at crafting one.
This year, I wanted something new for my mantel and our tree in the family room. I usually stick to traditional colors for those areas, but this year the sound of silvers, golds and whites sounded just right!
You have seen my trick for the wreath form before here, and since I wanted to spend as little as possible for this craft, I went this route again! Here’s a clue:
I didn’t want the pastel blue color of the swim ring to show, so I wrapped the entire ‘wreath’ in Duck Tape.
As an aside… I have the hardest time calling that stuff ‘DUCK’ tape, since I remember when it was DUCT Tape, so named because it was used for taping and sealing joints in air and heating DUCT work! But, since one of my favorite brands is the Duck Tape brand, I’m just going to have to get used to calling it the name of the fowl! Ha!!
Before I began gluing, to protect my table, I used one of my favorite tricks for a work surface: an inexpensive shower curtain liner from the dollar store!
Then I started hot gluing the ornaments with the cap ends facing in toward the wreath form. This would end up being the back side of the wreath. Once I had glued balls to both the inside and outside of the form, I turned the wreath over and began to fill in, gluing more balls on with cap ends facing down. I selected varying sizes of silver, gold, white, shiny and glittered, being conscious about varying the sizes and colors of the balls as I went. OK, I know I’m a little OCD.
I also checked the overall height of the wreath, just to make sure I was building up to about the same level all around. OK, maybe a lot OCD.
Then I hot glued a string (cut from one of the ornaments, actually) to the back of the wreath at the place I wanted to be the top when hanging.
Why don’t you go ahead and pin the next photo so you’ll have my tutorial on your Pinterest Board for when you’re ready to make yours!
Have you ever made an ornament wreath? What colors would you use if you did make one?
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