I am always at a loss when it comes to updating my Christmas décor. I love other people’s. Because they’re creative and artsy. Me? Not so much. Don’t get me wrong, if I see something I like, I can usually recreate it. But coming up with something original on my own is tough for me. But this year, I might have done…something.
Long story short, I wanted to make a wreath out of ball ornaments. So here’s what I did.
I decided to use the ornaments I’d planned on using for the mantle greenery. I had 6 tubes of shatterproof ball ornaments that I got for $1 each at Walmart.
I turned the house upside down and the only thing I could find that would work was a necklace (that I was going to use for another project). It’s about $1.50 at Hobby Lobby.
I threaded them in alternate colors onto the necklace, turning some in, some out.
I continued until I’d used all of the ornaments. The necklace was almost completely full, but I could’ve used about three more ornaments.
They’re not secure – they spin, turn, wobble, and all that jazz. But I managed to get them in an arrangement I liked, and hung them on a wreath hook. It’s on a large canvas picture I wrapped like a gift.
I like it. I wished I’d had a few more ornaments to add since they all kind of slide around to the bottom. But it’s not that big a deal. Maybe I’ll catch them on sale after Christmas and I’ll have them for next year.
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