Mikey shows you a quick and cheap way to make your Christmas wreath even more fabulous with some Christmas tree balls, Christmas
boas, and tinsel.
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Welcome to my living room and we going to start our next tutorial. And this is the Christmas Ball Wreath. And I’m going to provide a link and the more information of this video if you are looking for ideas in what to do. First thing that you going to need to do is going to need to do a little bit of shopping and you going to have to get yourselves some balls. And this is just what we need to do is get a standard coat hanger. And what we need up here is that we just need to entangle the top section. I’ve already done a little bit of it already so that it opens up. So you don’t need wire cutters or anything.
And then we start bending this into a circle. So, I’m going to pretend that I’ve just done that because I don’t want to waste to time. See that each is the most perfect circle that you can possibly get and because you’re not going to see the wire, if it’s not totally perfect and whenever it’s not a big deal. So, that’s the first thing we need to do. So, you going to have to go up and get your balls and you going to need at least almost 80 balls. And yes, that’s a lot of balls but what I’ve found, I went to a store and apparently they this big canisters here. And they were 32 balls inside that for only 9.99 and they were clearance half price. And they are only plastic balls but that’s not a big deal and they work for me.
The next step that you need to do is that you need to grab each ball so I used several purple, pink are my colors and next week this water hose is going to get transformed over. And what we need to do is that you need to get yourself the glue gun. Okay so if you have a glue gun, grab a glue gun and this would be perfect. You see these little nubs that are on the top? Well, these have a lot of pressure because they are being fastened to the wire. So what we need to do before you put it on to the wire, you have to glue in around the top section there so that this things don’t popped off and again these are just plastic balls.
The next step what we need to do is now that you got the glue on is that now you were just going to be putting these on the top unto the actual ring, just like it so. And they’re going to follow where they may and so the about these things is that you want to make it three dimensional. So, you’re going to need a lot of balls in order to create because it has to go all the way around the ring that’s why you need so many of them. So, once we get that done, you’re going to really have—you’ll find yourself adjusting. I will put them on the top when your line is down and feeding them on, I would put them down on a towel so you don’t scratch these balls because they are plastic and if you going to use glass, you want to be delicate so I put this down on the towel when you feeding this all along.
And you’re going to do it until you’re totally packed in all the way around. And you can fasten the top shut. And what I mean by fasten the top, what I did, I just went like this. I just bend this down and I just link it. That’s what I did. So that’s what we did there.
The next step you’re going to have is that you’re going to see a lot of gaps in between all the balls because the balls have the same size. And you’re going to see too many gaps and it’s not going be 3:21 and you still see the wire.
So I went to the Christmas store and said, well what am I going to do about it? So what I’d realized is that some of the cheap house decorations, they’re shoving tinsel in between gaps just to, kind of give it—it’s really just the filler effect even though you think it’s all Christmassy, it’s just filler.
So, what I suggest that you do is that run out and go by yourself a tinsel, in this case I choose a really thick tinsel that worth $1.99. And what you see here is what—all you need to do is grab your tinsel and just start—because this just one sided right. The other side doesn’t have all of these tinsels that you can’t see. So, what you just do is you just tuck in your tinsel in underneath. And by doing that, it causes the balls to really compress outward and really be looking full. So, you’re going to go all away around with that and right at the top I provided extra tinsel at the top so I started at the top and work my away around and I’m just leaving myself in behind so, if you want more tinsel then don’t push it so deep but if you want less tinsel, just push it in further, so that’s was my next step.
The next thing that we did is that we looked at it and I’m like whoa, you know, it’s still missing something. It still doesn’t have pizzaz. So, what we did is that run out and then we provide it. And both these things here for $4.99 and it were a large string, just a wire with plastic pink beads. And this is was one big long wire and what we did was that we just weaved it and pushed the wire in and then all the extra pieces that are out they’re actually sticking out so it gives it a three dimensional look. And again, it’s still missing something and realizing that the balls, because they are all the same size, it doesn’t look as great. So the next step that we did is that we want out and got these small balls. And they were 24 then for $4.99, and all you’ll going to do is just glue it. You glue it into the section and about on the side and then you push them. You know how it’s got the tatty thing. You just got to push it upside down and then, these are all glued to a big ball that’s right beside it.
And that’s how you complete this Christmas Ball Wreath and it’s actually a really great project. And I would not say it was a cheap project. This will be about, probably writing a book $35 to $40. It all depends on what tinsel and the balls are pretty and well at most the cost of the thing in this project.