I'm blogging on a weeknight, which is so not me. ;)
But, you all get to benefit, so you're welcome.
Many of you might have read a few posts with me mentioning Festival of Trees.
It's a fundraiser that I'm involved with that benefits the Domestic Violence Association of Central Kansas. You can read about it here.
Anyway, last year, I was still in the early stages of my crafting obsession.
This year, not so much.
I felt it was my civic duty to make a few things for the event.
First up: Ornament wreath.
Now, at first I really wanted to make two ornament wreaths, one for each of the high schools in Salina.
But then, I got so caught up in all the crap I had to get done with the fundraiser that I just ran out of time.
I only had the patience and/or sanity to finish one.
I decided I wanted to do a Santa themed wreath.
I mulled over doing another peppermint wreath, or maybe a simple Christmas one, but I like to keep it interesting.
12" styrofoam wreath
3" red ribbon
gold rope [Christmas Section]
red ornaments, regular size
2 boxes tiny red ornaments
tiny red, foam balls
All of which can be found at Hobby Lobby.
I got an assortment thingy of red ornaments. I'm not sure how much comes in one of those things, but it's gotta be around 30 or 40. I got two boxes of the tiny red ornaments. I think there's 12-15 in a box.
First off, wrap your wreath with the red ribbon. To start , hot glue the first piece of ribbon to the wreath &
just start wrapping.
Finish it off with some hot glue.
Next, you need to put some sort of hanging device on there.
Whatever you decide, you can find a way to get it on there. I just tied each end of these & then hot glued them into place. It doesn't have to be pretty because the ornaments will cover it.
Next, just start gluing.
This will take some practice & you'll use a crap ton of glue, but just make sure they're on there real good.
I got my KU ornament out this year and a couple different ornaments fell off.
Fixable; but not cool.
Along the way, you'll think to yourself,
"gee wiz, there's a tiny gap that I can't fill with this big ornament."
This, my friends, is where you'll use your tiny ornaments.
Fashion them in places that your big ornaments will look weird.
And then, when you've filled all the gaps [mostly], you can fill the even tinier gaps-slash-ugly spots where you can see hot glue with the tiny styrofoam red balls.
'Lotta ball action happening in this project.
To finish it off, I got some sparkly foam and some hardened felt for the belt.
Glue that baby on, and you've got yourself a real life Santa wreath.