26 Projects – Christmas Wreath

Mum and I worked on making a Christmas wreath for her place over the weekend to decorate her hallway. I have a cool Christmas bauble one here, and when I found a tutorial for one, we decided that’s what we’d make for her. The inspiration came from this post, which I found through Pinterest.DSC01969To make this, we used about 4 tubes of assorted sized plastic baubles. We started by pulling the plastic hanger off each one, and hot gluing it in place.DSC01643Once dry, we got some wire and looped it at one end, then started threading on baubles. We did this in a random colour order, alternating between smaller and bigger ones.DSC01649Once the wreath started to get to the right size, we gave it a bit of a shake so that the baubles would fall down into place and fill in the gaps around each other.DSC01647When the baubles were all sitting well, we shaped it into a circle and looped the threading end through the start loop and kind of wrapped it until it held in place. I managed to break off one of the baubles at this stage, so you can see the gap in the finished wreath at the moment, but we’ll be gluing a bauble in place when I take my glue gun back to Mum’s. We may also glue in a few smaller baubles to fill any other gaps we see on there.DSC01971This was a pretty fun project to do, and it only took a few hours to complete. We used wire that was too thin to start with though, and had to rethread onto thicker wire twice before getting the wreath to hold shape as well as it does. It ended up being 2mm wire we used, so if doing this project, I would start of with wire at least this thick from the start!

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This is project 6 of 26 in my attempt to make 26 crafty projects before turning 27 on 19th June, 2013. The 26 projects idea was inspired by Elise Blaha

See project 1, 2, 3, 45, or all projects on Pinterest

 

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