Christmas Wreath

So again — its taken a while to get it up, but while I have some time, I thought I’d get to it. I really wanted to try this when I saw it, and it took some time for me to get around to it, but I finally made it in the last week leading up to Christmas.  Here is my rendition of Christmas Ball Wreath.

I realized after I made this pin, that I didn’t take as many step-by-step pictures as I usually do.  But it is kind of a straight-forward pin, so I think it will be fine.

First start by collecting a variety of ornaments, all sizes (small are key to filling in the small gaps)!

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Next take off all the tops of the ornaments.  This will help to stick them into the styrofoam wreath, once glued.

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Now the rest is easy, but time consuming — very time consuming.  Start anywhere, I suggest with a large ball.  Add glue around the tip, and stick into the styrofoam.  Next I put medium balls around the larger ball, and filled in the gaps with smaller ornaments. When you think you are done, stand back and take a look.  You might have to add some smaller balls here and there.  Glue them onto the other balls to make sure they stay once the wreath is hung.

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It took me a while, but when I was done I felt great about it.  It is still hanging on my front door (in mid-Jan).  It was definitely worth all the time and energy I put into it, and this is one that I believe will hold up for years to come.

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