I’m posting about a Christmas project in October…what, what! Yep, it’s true, and I have the Fall Pinterest Challenge to thank for getting me from inspiration on pinterest to actually doing something in a one week! I’m proud to say I whipped up my 1st ever Christmas wreath AND my first “D” project since I went from Smith to Doorbek on 2-22-2012 (more about the living room wedding here).
I always give myself the challenge to create a really awesome free thing, and I’m proud to announce I totally did it with this wreath! Well, I bought the ornaments last year, half off, and some at the Dollar Store! But, I didn’t have to run out and buy anything to make this wreath. My “D” monogrammed ornament wreath was made entirely from things I already had on hand. Wha to the whoo! PS This is the perfect craft to whip out the broken ornaments! PPS These are the Christmas ornaments I have in my whole house, ha! We’ve never had a real tree, always something super simple like this one last year.
I hand drew a D on the Elmer’s foam board and used an XACTO to cut it out. The metal ruler really helps for the straight side.
Next, I just started hot gluing ornaments all over the big D (for Dorobek, not Dallas!). I only had 2 big red balls, so I wanted to space them accordingly.
After I spaced out all the big ornaments, I hot glued the little red glitter balls in between. It might have been better to cover the whole thing in the red balls first. Maybe? In other news, I got inured in the making of this wreath. Please be careful with the gun…
The one big trick I learned, is stack the red balls on top of each blue. Red ball piles are a good thing it gives the wreath some dimension, don’t ya think? On a completely different note, I’ve said balls a lot in this post. Just sayin’.