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Thursday, 15 December 2011

25 Days of Christmas:: Day 15 :: Bauble Wreath DIY

Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
::Bauble Wreath::
This is my third Christmas wreath design and it's bold simplicity and bright colours have earned it a place on my front door this Christmas! 
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
To make this wreath you will need: 
A selection of baubles in mixed sizes and colours.
A wire wreath frame (or you can make your own  frame out of garden wire, like I did).
Thin wire (for securing the baubles to the wreath).
Wire cutters.
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
You will also need a hot glue gun.
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
First step, cut the thread of your baubles, and instead, thread thin wire through the top of your bauble.
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
Wrap the ends of your wire around the wreath frame / hoop. I found that wrapping excess wire around the bauble fixture helped hold it in place.
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
Group them together, it's easiest to use bigger baubles first, then fill in the gaps with smaller ones. When your frame is pretty much full, start to hot-glue the baubles together where they touch - careful not to use too much glue, you don't want to be able to see the glue. 
Note: you don't have to hot glue the baubles, but I found that without the glue, the wreath wasn't stable enough.
Happy Daisy 25 Days of Christmas
Thread some ribbon around the frame at the back of the wreath, and hang on your door for Christmas! 
In case you missed them, here's my Snowflake Wreath and my Pom Pom Wreath. There's no excuse to be wreath-less this Christmas! ;) Axx
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