The idea for this project came from Just a Girl. It's supposed to be--and her's ended up as--a wreath.
Mine? Not so much...although it is kind of an attractive "ball of balls", so to speak.
It really should be an easy little project--take ornaments, string them on wire = wreath.
I believe my mistakes were three:
- I didn't buy enough ornaments. I started with 36 little ornaments. I should have had double that number at least.
- I somehow got glass ornaments instead of plastic. When you're bending and squeezing the wire, trust me, you want plastic. I ended with 34 little ornaments.
- I think the verdict is still out on whether to use a coat hanger as your wire base (as Just a Girl suggests). If you had the right number of ornaments--or a thin, crappy coat hanger--it would probably be just great. I evidentially picked the most sturdy coat hanger ever built, which made it very difficult to bend or (when I ran short of ornaments) cut off. Sweet Husband had to get out the super-duper wire cutters, and even then it was dicey.
Nonetheless, I still think it ended up very passable.