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Saturday, October 6, 2012

Another Crafty Friday Fun Post!

I mentioned before that I love Pinterest. I LOVE to make things and if I can steal ideas from others it's even better! Well, last night I went looking for something to make from the crafts I've pinned. I found a wreath tutorial and thought it seemed simple enough. Well, it WAS! Here's what I did:

First I went rummaging around my house. I am bad about buying things for one purpose and not using them, but it worked out in this case because I had exactly what I needed! I used 48 plastic (I already had the plastic ones and who wants something that's going to be hanging on a door to be breakable??) Christmas balls. I don't normally do blue as a Christmas color but I'd actually bought these for my students a few years ago for a craft we never made and I knew they liked blue... so now my wreath is blue and green! LOL! I grabbed a metal hanger and then I was good to go.

First you've got to take the thing apart. I thought it's be much harder, but it wasn't hard at all. I just twisted in opposite directions and the thing popped apart! (They just don't make things like they used to- do they?) After I took it apart I bent it into somewhat of a circle and moved on to making this thing.

After that I went to work stringing the balls on to the bent hanger. I tried to be random about it. It'd have been easier if I'd had more colors, but you know what they say, "Do what you can with what you have where you are." (I'm not sure who said that, but it was a very smart person!) In the tutorial it suggested using hot glue to keep the tops on the balls. Since these are the plastic kind I didn't need to do that because these don't pop off. But, I'd imagine the tops of the others would since they do that to me just hanging on the tree!

This is my (nearly) finished wreath. I need to grab some chunky ribbon to put at the top. I'm thinking a silver or something with a color combination that is complimentary to the wreath.

1 comment:

  1. Have you tried making the knitting needle trees??? Linky here:

    I haven't gotten my "extra" ornaments that I have been meaning to donate out yet as they are stashed away with the "hoard" of Christmas that I had but as soon as I do I am making some of them. ;) GREAT Wreath!!

    Sarah & le Weens