Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Christmas Ball Wreath

Ready for another Christmas craft? I am! Last week I had lots of fun working on different crafts all relating to Christmas. Blame it on Lee, I'm hooked. I love finding fun things on Pinterest to then try at home and being somewhat successful with them. And so far I have had more luck with successful crafts than with successful recipes, as discussed yesterday. This time, I found a fun Christmas ball wreath to make. I made a quick Walmart trip to pick up some Christmas balls for cheap, because I don't like spending money. I couldn't find them for as cheap as I had hoped, so this whole wreath cost me almost $15. Which really isn't much but still, more than I wanted to spend.

With all my supplies on hand, I set up my workstation. Here is what you will need: coloured Christmas balls, newspaper, a wire hanger, a glue gun and some ribbon. That's it. Pretty simple right?


What you do is bend your hanger into a roundish shape. As you can see from the above picture, it wasn't perfect. But that's what makes DIY projects personal, so don't worry about it. Your next step is to glue each "cap" onto each Christmas ball. This is to prevent them from falling off your wreath so it is a necessary step. And make sure you glue them on well. I wasn't that careful and then some of my balls fell off during the final steps.

 
 
Once you have finished the tedious task of gluing each ball, you can start to put them on your wire circle. I had three colours to work with and dispersed them evenly over the hangar. Here is an "in progress" picture. At first they are all spread out but once you get more on there, they will begin to bunch up.
 
 
I worked steadily away until I had all 45 balls on my circle. Only to discover I was short some Christmas balls. :::insert sad face here::: So I went off to rifle through my Christmas boxes to see if I had any extra ornaments lying around. I found a package of smaller coloured balls that we don't really use so I added those to my wreath as well. Only to once again discover we were missing a decent sized chunk.
 
 
 
The good news is, my husband is smart! So he just fiddled with the wire and using some wire snippers he rigged it to be just fine. See?
 

I know I know, it's a little lopsided. But like I said before, it just adds character. And by this point I didn't really care so I went with it. Once I added a ribbon to the top, it was ready to hang on our front door!


I'm pretty pleased with the end result. Hopefully it will last us a couple years at least.





6 comments:

  1. I love it!! It came out so pretty! (added to my every growing list of your crafts I want to do!)

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  2. I've been trying to decide which kind of wreath I want to make! I love this one!!!

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  3. Thanks Casey!

    Kate, I love that you have a list of crafts you want to copy from me. I feel so special. :)

    Maddie, I had the same problem! But when I found this one, I knew it was the one.

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  4. It turned out so cute! I love it!

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  5. I did this for Timeout this morning too! For some reason mine is a little lopsided too, lol. I will have to take some pics to show you the other 4 I made a la Pinterest.

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