If you saw my post from last week regarding my Candy Corn Twig Wreath, then you know that within 24 hours of creation, it started to have issues. One, it was a major attraction for bees...
So even though it hadn't even been hanging for 48 hours, on Sunday morning it was taken down and dismantled. Now what to do?
Never fear... I had another vision...
How about, styrofoam, toothpicks, and spray paint?
Here's my SECOND Halloween Wreath
I had talked to my Mom last week about a Christmas decoration that we had while I was growing up. It was a little Christmas tree made out of styrofoam balls and toothpicks, and had little red ornaments. I knew she had made it (some 35? years ago), so I got the details because I wanted to make one just like it. Then my mind starting churning... why not use the same concept for a wreath? And why not try it for Halloween?
Yesterday afternoon, I was off to the craft store. I had to go to Joann's because the greatest craft store EVER didn't have it's Grand Opening until today. And can you guess what store I'm talking about? Wait for it......
HOBBY LOBBY!!!!!! I can't even tell you how excited I am that the area of the country in which I reside, is FINALLY getting a Hobby Lobby. And can you believe it, I DID NOT go to the Grand Opening? I'm not able to make it there until this Wednesday, and the anticipation is killing me!!!
Anyway, back to the project...
Here are the list of supplies:
- wire hanger
- 3" styrofoam balls (I bought  6 packs and used )
- 1600 round toothpicks (not colored) I pretty much used ALL of them
- spray paint (I used Valspar - Black Satin)
- small ornaments (the kind that have a hanging collar that can be removed so the bulbs can be slid onto the toothpicks)
After bending and molding the wire hanger into an approximate 12" circle, I slid the styrofoam balls onto the wire. Once they were all into position, I wrapped the two hanger ends around each other to secure the balls into place.
And then the fun (and a little bit of pain) began!!!! Cover the balls with toothpicks. I did not cover the entire ball - I didn't do the backs. This part of the project is time consuming and can be a little "prickly".
Once the balls are sufficiently covered to your liking, then you can spray paint. This was my first spray paint job EVER. What fun!!! Why did I wait so long? Can't wait to spray a lot more stuff.
Just think of the endless possibilites for ALL the holidays.
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