DIY/Crafts

{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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Cheryl Sousan

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+

49 Responses to “{Glass} Ball Ornament Wreath”

  1. Kimba posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:12 am (#
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    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. Kimba posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:12 am (#
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    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. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:15 am (#
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    You ROCK…this is beautiful!!!!! Thanks for letting me know ….I love this!!!!!! Now you want to make more…..don’t you!!!!!

  4. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:15 am (#
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    You ROCK…this is beautiful!!!!! Thanks for letting me know ….I love this!!!!!! Now you want to make more…..don’t you!!!!!

  5. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:17 am (#
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    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. Andrea @ Big Creek Cottage posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:17 am (#
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    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. Stacy posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:32 am (#
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    That big thud you heard was me fainting. I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH! Awesome job pal! I am blown away.

    ~Stacy

  8. Stacy posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:32 am (#
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    That big thud you heard was me fainting. I. LOVE. THIS. SO. MUCH! Awesome job pal! I am blown away.

    ~Stacy

  9. Dominika posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:36 am (#
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    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. Dominika posted on December 8, 2008 at 9:36 am (#
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    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. CozyCoops Corner posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:04 am (#
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    How pretty ! What a nice job !
    Janae :-)

  12. CozyCoops Corner posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:04 am (#
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    How pretty ! What a nice job !
    Janae :-)

  13. Amy posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:40 am (#
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    What a BEAUTIFUL wreath! Oh, I love it and I am totally going to have to replicate it. Bookmarking this post :)

  14. Amy posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:40 am (#
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    What a BEAUTIFUL wreath! Oh, I love it and I am totally going to have to replicate it. Bookmarking this post :)

  15. Janelle posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:55 am (#
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    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!

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

  16. Janelle posted on December 8, 2008 at 10:55 am (#
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    LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!

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

  17. Pam at Antique or Not posted on December 8, 2008 at 1:41 pm (#
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    Good job, Cheryl! It’s very very pretty!

  18. Pam at Antique or Not posted on December 8, 2008 at 1:41 pm (#
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    Good job, Cheryl! It’s very very pretty!

  19. Faith posted on December 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm (#
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    That is stunning!! I think I might have to make one like it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  20. Faith posted on December 8, 2008 at 2:53 pm (#
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    That is stunning!! I think I might have to make one like it!!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. Cindy B posted on December 8, 2008 at 6:31 pm (#
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    I have some larger sized styro balls..and thinking i will make a “kissing ball” using your technique…very nicely done!

  22. Cindy B posted on December 8, 2008 at 6:31 pm (#
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    I have some larger sized styro balls..and thinking i will make a “kissing ball” using your technique…very nicely done!

  23. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! posted on December 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm (#
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    Oh my gosh you are so crafty! I love that you did your own instead of paying a fortune. Amazing job!
    Carrie

  24. Buzzings of a Queen Bee! posted on December 8, 2008 at 6:46 pm (#
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    Oh my gosh you are so crafty! I love that you did your own instead of paying a fortune. Amazing job!
    Carrie

  25. Brian and Kirsten posted on December 9, 2008 at 2:53 am (#
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    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. Brian and Kirsten posted on December 9, 2008 at 2:53 am (#
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    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. Cherry's Jubilee posted on December 9, 2008 at 3:20 am (#
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    Yes…I have seen those…and I covet them..rofl. NOW I covet yours! It is beautiful….awesome job. cherry

  28. Cherry's Jubilee posted on December 9, 2008 at 3:20 am (#
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    Yes…I have seen those…and I covet them..rofl. NOW I covet yours! It is beautiful….awesome job. cherry

  29. tidymom posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm (#
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    Thanks everyone!! you’re too kind!!

  30. tidymom posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:16 pm (#
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    Thanks everyone!! you’re too kind!!

  31. Sherry posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm (#
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    That is georgous!! Great job!

  32. Sherry posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:24 pm (#
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    That is georgous!! Great job!

  33. Amy from Texas posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:31 pm (#
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    This looks great! Hang that baby up!

  34. Amy from Texas posted on December 9, 2008 at 1:31 pm (#
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    This looks great! Hang that baby up!

  35. Erin posted on December 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm (#
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    I love your wreath! It is absolutely beautiful!

  36. Erin posted on December 9, 2008 at 5:10 pm (#
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    I love your wreath! It is absolutely beautiful!

  37. The Pumpkin Pink Cottage posted on December 10, 2008 at 2:08 pm (#
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    your a life saver I was looking for the directions to make on of these today…wahooo,,,thank you so much…hugs, Lisa

  38. The Pumpkin Pink Cottage posted on December 10, 2008 at 2:08 pm (#
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    your a life saver I was looking for the directions to make on of these today…wahooo,,,thank you so much…hugs, Lisa

  39. whoopsadasie posted on December 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm (#
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    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. whoopsadasie posted on December 10, 2008 at 4:05 pm (#
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    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. Eli's Lids posted on December 11, 2008 at 3:35 am (#
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    This looks amazing. What an impressive (inexpensive) giftie for someone!
    http://elislids.blogspot.com/

  42. Eli's Lids posted on December 11, 2008 at 3:35 am (#
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    This looks amazing. What an impressive (inexpensive) giftie for someone!
    http://elislids.blogspot.com/

  43. Mom Mom posted on December 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm (#
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    I love it! I am going to have to find room to put one, so I can make it!

  44. Mom Mom posted on December 11, 2008 at 12:16 pm (#
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    I love it! I am going to have to find room to put one, so I can make it!

  45. Christi posted on December 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm (#
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    It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! And now I’m gonna have to make one…

  46. Christi posted on December 11, 2008 at 5:23 pm (#
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    It is ABSOLUTELY gorgeous! And now I’m gonna have to make one…

  47. Renee posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm (#
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    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. Renee posted on December 11, 2009 at 2:31 pm (#
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    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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