I saw this wreath I wanted in a store, but it was $85. I thought “my gosh. That’s just balls stuck to a wreath with some tinsel. I could do that!” And so, I have.
I didn’t look for tutorials or anything on the internet, I just grabbed a hard (styrofoam?) wreath, and one of those strands of garland that is tinsel-y.
I wrapped it around the wreath, tie it off, then just went to town adding glass ornament balls (while making all kinds of ‘playing with balls’ jokes of course) all around the 16″ wreath.
What I discovered:
First off, there’s a reason these are expensive. It takes a LOT of balls to make one. Secondly, you’ll want to make some way to hang the darn thing BEFORE you do all your adding of ornaments. Finally, I strongly suggest picking a color scheme before you start and then just cutting loose. I love the touch that the garland adds peeking out.
Bottom line? I loved making this project!! It is something ANYONE could do (just beware hot glue burns!) and now that I’ve made one I want to make more in different sizes, colors, and play with bringing in vintage ornaments and treasures too.
I hope you’ve had fun with my Camp Scrap: Holiday Edition series! Don’t worry – I’m not going to stop posting! I’ve got prizes, and hopefully some videos (if only I can get some sunlight!) and more creative fun coming all the time.
Speaking of fun – thanks again to my friends at Simon Says Stamp for sponsoring Camp Scrap: Holiday Edition . For just a few more days Simon Says Stamp is offering 10% off your entire purchase. Use code CSCRAP2 when you check out. Please note that the code is case sensitive and it will expire at 11:59 PM on 12/11/12 eastern standard time.