So I couldn’t find a Christmas wreath that I loved. And I had searched EVERYWHERE. I was getting frustrated and when I get frustrated I make rash decisions.
This lead me to decide to *make* a Christmas wreath. No, I have never done this before. No, I didn’t think it was a good idea. But I was feeling rash, and rash people don’t make good decisions.
I had seen these wreaths online:
I thought “well that can’t be that hard to do…” I was only partly wrong.
All you need for this craft is:
- Some pliers
- A LOT of Christmas balls – I used 3 sizes and used about 38-40 balls in total.
- A coat hanger
- A glue gun
- Unwind your coat hanger with the pliers and fashion it into a circle.
- Take your ornaments and check for any with loose tops. Glue these on using the glue gun. Mine were unbreakable ornaments so most of the tops just snapped on. I was lucky. I couldn’t imagine doing this with glass ornaments.
- Feed your biggest and second biggest ornaments onto the coat hanger using their tops. They’ll swing around to and fro so I tried to keep it flat (so it would have a flat back) and glue each ball to the next one to keep them steady. Otherwise they’ll just all gather together and you’ll never have enough balls.
- Once I got to the end I made sure to leave a small space for the hanger to go through, you could use a ribbon or over the door hanger for this.
- Use your smaller ornaments to glue on and fill the spaces and hide the wire.
- Then I added a pre bought Michael’s bow and we were done.
All in all this wreath took about 45 minutes to make and I think it turned out okay!!
One small problem though. I didn’t think to measure the space between my doors and my wreath is so “full” that the door wont close now. So I have to find somewhere else to hang my wreath… Which also means that I have to figure out another kind of wreath for the front door. I have an idea though… More on that later…