12 Days of Christmas Crafts - Day 5
Ooh, today is my favorite craft out of all the days. I've wanted to make one of these for a
couple years now. So last year, I bought a bunch of ball ornaments on sale after Christmas. Unfortunately, I didn't buy enough so I had to raid the ornaments I already owned. Not a big deal though. It's just so sparkly and shiny, it's mesmerizing. I have it hanging on a mirror over our couch and I'm debating how long I can leave it there in 2010 before it becomes a little weird. Is it okay to have Christmas decorations out in July? : )
pictures of the process - just in case you want to make your own. It's super easy, just make sure you have enough ornaments. I'm pretty sure I used more than 100 ornaments. Way more than I expected. I just attached everything with hot glue. There is no right or wrong way either.
Step 1: Take all the "hanger"
Step 2: Glue the next size down ornaments on.
Step 3: It's starting to fill in now. I just continued gluing on the smaller ones.
Step 4: This is the finishing stage where you fill in all the extra space with the smallest ornaments you have. Not all the balls are connected to the wreath either. You just glue them all on to one another. You just fill in anywhere you can still see the wreath.
It took me one evening to do this. Easy - I promise. Just don't burn your fingers on the hot glue!
*Update* Thanks everyone for your kind words. A few added notes. I hung it by a ribbon that I "threaded" through the wreath and the ornament balls. I used a 12" inside diameter foam wreath.