Tuesday, 11 December 2012

How to Make a Bauble Wreath

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I absolutely love bauble wreaths and they are so simple to make! I actually already have two perfectly good wreaths that I've created for previous Christmasses, but when I saw this pack of black, silver and gold ornaments I couldn't resist getting them to make a new one for our front door. This is how you can make your own.

You will need:

Baubles (approximately 60)
Wire coat hanger
Wire cutters
Hot glue gun or a drill
Ribbon 

The baubles need to be of at least two different sizes (smaller ones help to fill gaps).



Step One:


Take your wire hanger and untwist the ends. Bend the coat hanger into a big circle.

Step Two 



It can be tempting to thread the baubles straight onto the hanger, but previous experience tells me you will just cause problems for yourself by cutting corners! There are two things that need to be done first. 

However firmly the cap seems to be attached to the top of the bauble it is best to remove them and then hot glue them back on, to make the tops even more secure. In the past I've given the cap a little tug and decided it was fine, only for the balls to start pinging off once the wreath is done. If you don't have a hot glue gun you can remove the metal cap altogether and drill small holes through the top of the bauble instead (the raised bit where the cap attaches). This is my preferred method.

The second thing you need to do before you start threading the baubles onto the wire is arrange the baubles into some sort of order. Believe me, this saves time in the long run because you can end up with parts of the wreath with uneven patches of colour or big/small baubles if you don't put in the proper planning. It is such a pain to have to slide 60 baubles off a wire and start again.

Step Three

Now you can create your wreath! If you've put in the proper ground work this part is quick and easy. Once you have slid all of the baubles onto the wreath wrap the ends of the wire together to secure the hanger into a loop, and trim the ends with your wire cutters if necessary. Tie a big ribbon around the top of the wreath to hide the join and so that you can hang it up:




Simple!

17 comments:

  1. So cute!!! Love the colors combination! Thanks so much for sharing! I'd love for you to visit my blog.
    Happy week !

    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  2. So lovely colour choice! I'm very into copper this year. Have a lovely week

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  3. Hi, Angela! Thanks for following me at Shona Skye Creations! This is beautiful!

    Just followed you back via GFC!
    Kristy @ Shona Skye Creations
    http://shonaskye.blogspot.com

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  4. i love the color of the baubles you chose, and great tips, b/c yes, i think i would simply thread it thru the toppers! coming over from a-z.

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  5. Great tutorial and I love your unique color combo!

    Linking back from Carolyns homework

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  6. Fab...U...lous!!!!!!! I love it ! Can't wait to give it a go & delighted to have found you ( through the twirl and take a bow party !) x

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  7. Really like that, Angela - the colours look lovely together. Very glam!

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  8. Lovely wreath and love the colour combo.

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  9. This is beautiful. I have a link party called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Blog Hop and would love to have you share this with everyone. It runs from Wednesday through midnight Sunday. Here is the link to the party.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  10. Your bauble wreath is amazing! Thanks so much for sharing it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! I love it!
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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  11. Hi, Angela

    I love your bauble wreath! I found your lovely blog on Not just housewife link party. I enjoyed looking around your lovely blog and I am a new follower. Love for you to stop by www.homesweetbutterfly.com. Have a great one.

    Vanessa

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  12. Love the color scheme! :)

    toddlindsey.com

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  13. OMG, I soooo want to do this DIY. The dilemna is that we already have SO MANY wreaths in our home. Seriously, lots - even in the kitchen and bathroom. Buuuut, ooh the temptation. Maybe I can diy GIFT it.

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  14. Wow what an unexpected color combination, so pretty though!

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  15. Great pointers, I've always wanted to make one.

    http://amrsandamama.wordpress.com/

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  16. It's so pretty, I love the colour scheme!

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  17. luff luff luff your color combination

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