Wednesday, December 7, 2011
glass ornament wreath (no styrofoam!)
Here's the latest of my projects in progress ... a glass ornament wreath! I fully intended to finish this one when I started it, but ran out of shiny red ornaments (of course). I have lusted after ornament wreaths for years, but this is the first year I've gotten around to making one. I originally intended to use a styrofoam wreath form as my base, and use my hot glue gun to attach the ornaments ... but then a quick Google search introduced me to Eddie Ross's brilliant idea to use a wire hanger instead. Given my impatience to get started on the project, and given that acquiring a styrofoam wreath form would require a one-hour drive to my nearest Hobby Lobby, I decided to give Eddie's version a try (it actually is a lot simpler, really!). I started by scouring my house for wire hangers, but then realized that I wanted a larger wreath than a wire hanger would create (I want to hang this over our fireplace mantel). Then after doing some yard work outside, I realized that my wire plant supports would work perfectly. They are already in a circle shape, and had the scale/dimensions I was looking for. Bingo! I was skeptical when I first started (it looks pretty ugly at first), but eventually it takes shape. I can't wait to track down the remaining ornaments I need at my local discount stores!