Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Thank you, Eddie Ross




My mother has wreaths all over my parents' house. There is at least one in each room at this time of year. There's even one in the powder room. I didn't think wreaths were "my" thing until I saw Eddie Ross' cool ornament wreath project. I decided to give it a try this year. The only materials: a wire hanger, ornaments, a piece of ribbon, and a glue gun.

I have to admit that I don't use a glue gun very often. In fact, I just bought a cheap one last year at Michaels for some small project. I'm really happy I have one now. To make this wreath, you have to glue the tops of the ornaments to the glass so they don't pop off the wreath when you pack a bunch on the wire. There are about 40 large ornaments and 15 small ones on this wreath. The small ones were supposed to cover the spaces between the large ornaments, but they aren't really visible. The hardest part was twisting the wire back together at the end. I need to find some more flimsy wire hangers, I guess.

Some people are using left over or old ornaments for this project, but I bought new. I wound up spending $15 on a wreath that's fairly large...I probably would have paid about that for an evergreen wreath of the same size. The bonus for this wreath: I can disassemble it and pack it away for next year and I don't have to vacuum up needles on the floor.

I made a smaller version with $10 worth of ornaments from Target last night (they're having a big sale). This is seriously SO easy, even if you are a crafting dunce like me!
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15 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! I might have to try it.

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  2. I made one last night! They are super insanely easy and cheap to make. Except for the super human strength it takes to twist the hanger back together. That was hard.

    Hope all the floor issues are working themselves out. and that your upstairs neighbor eats some bad French cheese that gives him the poops.

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  3. That looks awesome!!! I've been wanting to attempt Eddie's wreath; glad to hear it's so easy. :)

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  4. Great job! Looks very professional, Jeannine. I can't wait to give it a try with jingle bells. :)

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  5. Looks beautiful! I love the colors you used, and the combination of frosted and shiny.

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  6. I made one too! they are super easy and fun!

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  7. Love it!!

    PS - hope things are going well with the leak cleanup!

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  8. I am SO trying this! Thanks for the nudge! Yours turned out great! I love the icy silvers!

    xo,
    Crystal

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  9. Its's beautiful! You are so talented!! -dina

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  10. Beautiful! May have to give it a try myself.

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  11. This is neutral enought to look nice all winter.

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  12. Love it and the colors you chose--it's beautiful and a bit more sophisticated than Eddies--after I saw it I went on over to Eddies site to look at the directions and happened upon his boa wreath--I think I want to try to combine the boa wreath as the backdrop for the ball wreath using a white boa and your silver and white balls--thanks for the inspiration

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