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{Glass} Ball Ornament Wreath

(picture courtesy of Kaboodle)

Have you seen the vintage glass ball wreaths (like the one above)? They’re NOT cheap!

Andrea at Big Creek Cottage inspired me with her post to try make one for myself.

In Andrea’s words……..

If you can’t buy it….MAKE it!!

That’s EXACTLY what I did! For just under $15!- AWESOME!

I didn’t have vintage glass ornaments, instead I bought shatter proof ornaments at Walmart.

1 Styrofoam wreath from Dollar Tree (probably 12″) $1.00

1 Roll of red Ribbon from Dollar Tree $1.00

1 box of 12 medium sized ornaments from Walmart $2.50

3 round containers of mini ornaments from Walmart (1 of each color) $3.00 ea

Lots of Hot Glue (picked up an extra bag at Dollar Tree) $1.00

HOW TO’s (you can click pictures to see larger)

First Iwrapped the wreath in the ribbon to hide any of the white wreath when finished.

Next I glued on all of the large ornaments.

After all of the large ornaments were in place, I then started filling in with the mini ornaments.

SHAZAM!!! My finished wreath!!

Ornament wreath at TidyMom.net

I LOVE how it turned out!! I was going to make one for Heather, but it took a LOT more ornaments than I had planned (I bought all of those thinking I could do 2 wreaths), and it was a little frustrating to do – probably would be easier if I had put the big ones on in a uniform way, but I didn’t want that look, so this way was probably a little harder.

I’m not sure where I’m going to hang it yet, or how I’m going to store it for next year (maybe in a spare closet wall) but I’m glad to have it finished!!

 

 

 

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A self-proclaimed neat freak, Cheryl chronicles her journey through homemaking on her blog, TidyMom.net, where she shares recipes, tutorials, crafting and her ever-growing love for photography. This St. Louis mom juggles her passion for life, her daughters and her tiger-loving husband, all while her obsession with tidiness cleans up the trail blazed behind her. Google+

Comments

  1. 1

    Oh my gosh! It’s stunning! I thought that last picture was your inspiration photo again and then I realized that it was the one you made.

    That’s fabulakas!
    Kimba

  2. 2

    Oh my gosh! It’s stunning! I thought that last picture was your inspiration photo again and then I realized that it was the one you made.

    That’s fabulakas!
    Kimba

  3. 3
    Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says:

    You ROCK…this is beautiful!!!!! Thanks for letting me know ….I love this!!!!!! Now you want to make more…..don’t you!!!!!

  4. 4
    Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says:

    You ROCK…this is beautiful!!!!! Thanks for letting me know ….I love this!!!!!! Now you want to make more…..don’t you!!!!!

  5. 5
    Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says:

    To store….I recommend to take tissue paper or wrapping paper and wrap around it….then lay flat in a wreath storage container….but wrap it first….I learned that with my Halloween wreath….and had to reapply a few ornaments…..

  6. 6
    Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage says:

    To store….I recommend to take tissue paper or wrapping paper and wrap around it….then lay flat in a wreath storage container….but wrap it first….I learned that with my Halloween wreath….and had to reapply a few ornaments…..

  7. 7

    That big thud you heard was me fainting. I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH! Awesome job pal! I am blown away.

    ~Stacy

  8. 8

    That big thud you heard was me fainting. I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH! Awesome job pal! I am blown away.

    ~Stacy

  9. 9

    Beautiful! I love the colors you used and how it all turned out :o) I might try and make one next year, thanks for the inspiration :o)

  10. 10

    Beautiful! I love the colors you used and how it all turned out :o) I might try and make one next year, thanks for the inspiration :o)

  11. 11
    CozyCoops Corner says:

    How pretty ! What a nice job !
    Janae :-)

  12. 12
    CozyCoops Corner says:

    How pretty ! What a nice job !
    Janae :-)

  13. 13

    What a BEAUTIFUL wreath! Oh, I love it and I am totally going to have to replicate it. Bookmarking this post :)

  14. 14

    What a BEAUTIFUL wreath! Oh, I love it and I am totally going to have to replicate it. Bookmarking this post :)

  15. 15

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!

    I am gonna have to this project this weekend with my girls!

  16. 16

    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!

    I am gonna have to this project this weekend with my girls!

  17. 17
    Pam at Antique or Not says:

    Good job, Cheryl! It’s very very pretty!

  18. 18
    Pam at Antique or Not says:

    Good job, Cheryl! It’s very very pretty!

  19. 19

    That is stunning!! I think I might have to make one like it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. 20

    That is stunning!! I think I might have to make one like it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. 21

    I have some larger sized styro balls..and thinking i will make a “kissing ball” using your technique…very nicely done!

  22. 22

    I have some larger sized styro balls..and thinking i will make a “kissing ball” using your technique…very nicely done!

  23. 23
    Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says:

    Oh my gosh you are so crafty! I love that you did your own instead of paying a fortune. Amazing job!
    Carrie

  24. 24
    Buzzings of a Queen Bee! says:

    Oh my gosh you are so crafty! I love that you did your own instead of paying a fortune. Amazing job!
    Carrie

  25. 25
    Brian and Kirsten says:

    I just stumbled into your blog and can I just say, YIPPEE!!! What a treasure trove! Love the fantabulous wreath and can't wait to see what other great ideas you have lurking here!

    Kirsten of B&K

  26. 26
    Brian and Kirsten says:

    I just stumbled into your blog and can I just say, YIPPEE!!! What a treasure trove! Love the fantabulous wreath and can't wait to see what other great ideas you have lurking here!

    Kirsten of B&K

  27. 27
    Cherry's Jubilee says:

    Yes…I have seen those…and I covet them..rofl. NOW I covet yours! It is beautiful….awesome job. cherry

  28. 28
    Cherry's Jubilee says:

    Yes…I have seen those…and I covet them..rofl. NOW I covet yours! It is beautiful….awesome job. cherry

  29. 29

    Thanks everyone!! you’re too kind!!

  30. 30

    Thanks everyone!! you’re too kind!!

  31. 31

    That is georgous!! Great job!

  32. 32

    That is georgous!! Great job!

  33. 33
    Amy from Texas says:

    This looks great! Hang that baby up!

  34. 34
    Amy from Texas says:

    This looks great! Hang that baby up!

  35. 35

    I love your wreath! It is absolutely beautiful!

  36. 36

    I love your wreath! It is absolutely beautiful!

  37. 37
    The Pumpkin Pink Cottage says:

    your a life saver I was looking for the directions to make on of these today…wahooo,,,thank you so much…hugs, Lisa

  38. 38
    The Pumpkin Pink Cottage says:

    your a life saver I was looking for the directions to make on of these today…wahooo,,,thank you so much…hugs, Lisa

  39. 39
    whoopsadasie says:

    How dog gone STINKING cute is that!!! I LOVE IT!! As a matter of fact I covet that! LOL!! JK!! The only problem is I don’t think our stores would have any of that stuff left!! I will have to put that in my memory bank for next year! ;-)

  40. 40
    whoopsadasie says:

    How dog gone STINKING cute is that!!! I LOVE IT!! As a matter of fact I covet that! LOL!! JK!! The only problem is I don’t think our stores would have any of that stuff left!! I will have to put that in my memory bank for next year! ;-)

  41. 41
    Eli's Lids says:

    This looks amazing. What an impressive (inexpensive) giftie for someone!
    http://elislids.blogspot.com/

  42. 42
    Eli's Lids says:

    This looks amazing. What an impressive (inexpensive) giftie for someone!
    http://elislids.blogspot.com/

  43. 43

    I love it! I am going to have to find room to put one, so I can make it!

  44. 44

    I love it! I am going to have to find room to put one, so I can make it!

  45. 45

    It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! And now I’m gonna have to make one…

  46. 46

    It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! And now I’m gonna have to make one…

  47. 47

    A few questions…1. Did you hang this on your front door? Did you have trouble with the balls breaking when someone shut the door too hard? 2. I read somewhere that the hot glue can shrink when it gets too cold and then the balls could fall off…did you have a problem with that? I think those are my only questions for now…:) Beautiful job…can't wait to try and make one this evening!

  48. 48

    A few questions…1. Did you hang this on your front door? Did you have trouble with the balls breaking when someone shut the door too hard? 2. I read somewhere that the hot glue can shrink when it gets too cold and then the balls could fall off…did you have a problem with that? I think those are my only questions for now…:) Beautiful job…can't wait to try and make one this evening!

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