Hi, it truly is Mandi once again, from Creating Good in the Midwest, here to share with you an simple winter wreath DIY. I really like decorating our residence at Christmastime with straightforward homemade factors, but it’;s a little unhappy at the new yr when all of the festive decor is taken down. This delicate winter wreath is wonderful for Christmastime, but actually, you can leave it up all Winter lengthy!
Some of the supplies for this wreath are a minor sudden. I wanted a delicate frame, so I used an old coat hanger, and for the modern ode-to-snowballs component, I employed ping pong balls! My husband, Phil, said he imagined I was gearing up for a consuming game right up until I began drilling holes in the ping pong balls.
Components and Tools Required:
- energy drill or awl device (the awl device may be tricky/unsafe)
- metal pliers
- white florist wire
- white florist tape
- coat hanger (the flimsier the far better)
- artificial baby’;s breath or comparable whispy flower
- white ping pong balls (I used 17)
- 2/3 yard of wide ribbon
- optional: scorching glue gun
Step 1: Making use of the metal pliers, pull apart the twisted neck of the wire hanger. Use the pliers to bend out any kinks in the wire and to form it into a circle. You will not have to worry about acquiring out all of the kinks close to the neck of the hanger, simply because they are useful in twisting together the ends yet again right after you’;ve created the circle. The reattachment point doesn’;t need to have to be perfect—just cover it with the bulkiest portion of flowers in the course of the following step.
Stage 2: Minimize the stems off the baby’;s breath and portion each and every bunch into smaller segments. I kept 4 more substantial groupings (3 for the proper side, a single for the left), and trimmed the rest into small pieces. Commencing at the best of the wreath, tape the pieces of baby’;s breath onto the wire frame. If your wire frame isn’;t white, you should wrap the wire with the white florist tape just before incorporating the flowers. Florist tape only sticks to itself and it sticks the best when you pull on it as you wrap.
If you are concerned about the placement of the flower pieces, it may be helpful to lay them out prior to beginning, and maybe snap a rapid image to don’;t forget exactly where the standard placement ought to be. To hold your wreath asymmetrical like mine, construct out the proper side far more than the left side of the wreath.
Step 3: Soon after you have built the base of your wreath with the baby’;s breath taped to the wire frame, it really is time to include the white balls. I was anxious about the logos on the ping pong balls displaying when I wired them to the wreath, but I found that if I drilled every single of my 2 holes on both finish of the brand, the wording stayed dealing with the back of the wreath. If you are hanging your wreath in a window or someplace exactly where it will be observed from behind, you may well want to prep the ping pong balls by putting them in an empty egg carton, logo-side up, and spraying them with a coat of matte white spray paint.
Following you have drilled or punched 2 holes in each and every ping pong ball, make a hook with the finish of a 9″ piece of wire and thread the wire by means of a ping pong ball. Attach the ball to the wire frame of the wreath, wrapping the extra wire a few occasions around, and then trimming the remaining portion with the metal pliers. To build a grouping of ping pong balls on your wreath, you may possibly need to drill further holes on the sides of the balls to thread wire via in buy to connect the balls collectively.
Step 3: As I worked on attaching a lot more balls to the wreath, I recognized hot glue could be an affective joining approach for the outtermost layer of ping pong balls. A minor bit of glue also kept them from wiggling all around and obtaining out of place. Right after I had all of them in place, I cut out a 24″ piece of broad ribbon and cut angles into every finish. I folded the ribbon at the best to assist it lay nicely on the thin wire, and then added a couple of dots of hot glue to top inside portion of the ribbon to make positive it stayed in place.
Because of the delicate appearance of the wreath, I did not want to use a hefty seeking wreath hanger, so I discovered a transparent sticky hook that worked properly! Now I have stunning white winter wreath and a conversation starter right at my front door. “You produced that out of ping pong balls?”
Credits // Author and Photography: Mandi Johnson