Tuesday, October 20, 2009

diy wreath

I am LOVING this wreath how-to that I spotted on the blog of CB2. It would make a great personalized gift that you could make in so many different color schemes. Now to make it all worth while, we need a source for really cheap glass ornaments.... Possibly these, these, these or these from Target.


Here is the how-to from CB2:
Supplies:
1. Strong stiff wire that can be bent into a ring. We used aluminum wire gauge 20, about 55” long–due to the scale of the products in the shot, our wreath was rather large, about 28″ in diameter. A wire hanger is also a simple way to go.

2. Ornaments. We used a total of 81 ornaments. For a smaller version, we’re guessing you could make a 14” wreath with about a third of the ornaments depending on how full you wanted it.
3. Strong tape to fasten the ends of the wire ring together or, pliers to twist the ends of the wire ring together.

4. Ribbon to hang the wreath
Directions:
1. String one ornament at a time onto the wire ring, alternating colors, using smaller ones to fill in the gaps.
2. When the ring is completely covered in ornaments, fasten the ends together.
3. Use a ribbon to cover the spot where the ends are fastened together, and hang!
Tip: best not to go too large in diameter as the wreath could become too heavy and stretch out.



images: CB2

4 comments:

  1. i love this too. too bad i'm not more crafty at things like this...

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  2. we could have a craft night and try it!

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  3. I just found your blog and had to tell you how beautiful your photos are. I'm a subscriber now! Yay!!! Keep up the great work!

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  4. Cayte, Thank you! I can't take credit for all of the photos, but I appreciate your feedback and support!.

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