I buy far too many Christmas decorations. I simply can’t resist adding something extra to out tree each year, so I’ve gradually been accumulating plain baubles which I just can’t fit on the tree any more.
Sudden inspiration struck yesterday and I decided to have a go at making a bauble wreath. I had a search around and found this great blog post about making one – it’s so simple!
All you need is some different sized baubles, some stiff wire (or an un-bent wire coat hanger) a little glue and a ribbon or some tinsel to finish it off.
I used 3 different sizes of baubles (because that’s what I had left-over in my decorations box), but you could just use 2 if you prefer.
The number of baubles will vary according to the size of the wreath you want to make and the size of the baubles you use, but this is what I used:
- 16 large baubles
- 16 medium baubles
- 16 small baubles
- 1 wire coat hanger
- glue (some of the baubles kept falling off their loops)
This literally took about 10 minutes to make, it’s so easy and looks amazing!
- To start unwrap your wire coat hanger and bend it into a rough circle shape. Or, if you’re using wire cut a length of wire to the size wreath you want to make leaving a little extra to close the circle afterwards.
- Cut any string/thread off the baubles leaving the metal loop at the top. If any of the baubles not firmly fixed to their metal top it’s worth putting a dab of glue on to secure them at this stage. It’s much trickier to do this once you’ve assembled the wreath.
- Thread the baubles onto the wire. I took it in turns using small, medium, large and I think it worked well, but do what ever pattern you fancy.
- Once all your baubles are threaded onto the wire close the loop by twisting the 2 ends together and finish by tying a bow or tinsel around the join.
- Sit back and admire!