After making this wreath for my Halloween Party,
I thought that it would be nice to do something for Christmas.
We have all seen those wreaths made out of ornaments at the "high-end" stores,
I thought that I would make one for myself.
Here is what I did:
Step 1: RUN! RUN! RUN! (I do mean run) to your nearest Dollar Store
and buy a bunch of these:
and some of these smaller ornaments:
Step 2: Add a dab of hot glue to tightly secure the top of the ornament.
This step will take a little bit of time, but it is worth it in the long run.
Most of the tops are not secured to the ornament,so this will help to hold them in place.
It really doesn't matter how much hot glue you apply because
the tops will not be seen on the wreath.
I arranged all of the balls in this bowl so that I could decide how
I wanted to arrange them on the wreath.
Step 3: Unwrap an ordinary coat hanger.
Then start to thread the ornaments on the coat hangar one at a time.
I alternated the color and size of each ball.
The smaller ornaments help to fill in the gaps.
(I must warn you that it took me a couple of tries before I
achieved the look of the wreath)
Step 4: Wrap the two ends of the hangar together.
(You will need an extra set to hand and a pair of pliers to help you with this step.)
Then stand back and admire your work!
I used about 60 ornaments, which probably cost me less than $10.
I think that this would make a great gift for anyone!
Until Next Time....Happy Quilting!