Now that we are well on our way to Christmas, and the tree and decorations are up, I have been looking at ways to make my home even more festive looking by making my own Crimbo Decorations! This year I am going all out as last year I suffered really bad pregnancy sickness and migraines and I just had no energy to get excited, let alone getting my arts and craft hat on! I made a vowel to myself that I'd make up for it this year and true to my word I have been! My other half says I'm being greedy by scoffing all the Matchmakers and After Eights in one go, but I think I am allowed considering I need to make up for not eating last Christmas hehe!
Right, enough waffle, let's get onto the task in hand! Last week I trundled up to Wilkos with Jasmine and purchased 4 boxes of ballballs and some glue. This was because I had just seen a tutorial on You Tube for a ballball wreath and it looked so good! It was dead easy to make so I thought I'd share it with you all!
Step 1 -Purchase around 70 ball balls. I just got a few value packs from Wilkinsons but Argos do them as well. Buy some glue. I got No More Nails as it was only £2.50.
Step 2 - Grab a wire coat hanger and untwist the top until you have two ends. If you can grab a coat hanger that isn't coated as this will be easier to bend into shape.
Step 3 - Bend the wire into a circle. It doesn't have to be perfect as the ballballs will conceal any bends in the wire.
Step 4 - (Optional) Glue around the silver part that is attached to the ballball. I have found that a couple of my balls have fallen of the wreath as I got bored of gluing all the balls. Oops my bad!
Step 4 - Grab a ball ball and slide it down one end if the wire. Keep going until you reach the top and then fill up the other side. I used a mix of large and small balls to make the wreath look a little more interesting. If you want to use small balls then you will need to buy more packs than if you were just using the large ones.
Make sure you have put as many balls as possible down the wire so as to make the wreath look full.
Step 5 - Once you have reached the top on both sides, twist the coat hanger hook onto the other end of the wire. Make sure it's secure.
Step 6 - Grab some tinsel and push into any gaps that are visible. I wound some round the hook but you can also stick a big bow or ribbon round it, depending on how creative you are!
Tadah! All done! See, nice n simple! And you end up with something that looks quite professional :)
Do any of you guys make your own Christmas Decorations?