How to Make a Wreath With Glass Christmas Balls

Overview

A wreath of glass Christmas balls is stunning when displayed near candles or other soft lighting to reflect light. These wreaths are ideal for a formal gathering, and add elegance to any setting. Glass ball wreaths are surprisingly easy to make and will provide you with plenty of sparkle and shine to adorn your holiday festivities.

Step 1

Decide on a color scheme for your wreath. A wreath made in a solid color can be stunning if adorned with contrasting ribbon, but this wreath can be made from multicolored ball, if you prefer. Purchase equal amounts of both colors if you choose to make a two-toned wreath.

Step 2

Purchase a wire wreath ring, or make one by bending a metal coat hanger into a circular shape. Form the circle as symmetrically as possible, as this will be the base of your wreath. Take your time to get it right before proceeding to creating the wreath. Attach a wire loop at the top to the wreath ring for a hanger. Cut the florist wire into 1-inch to 2-inch sections.

Step 3

String a section of wire through the loop on the top of the ornament. Secure firmly to the wreath ring by twisting in place. Work from the top of the wreath to the bottom on both sides. Attach large balls until you fill the wreath. Use smaller balls to fill in any gaps or spaces between larger balls.

Step 4

Wrap the wreath loosely with decorative ribbon to contrast with the balls. White, silver or gold are good choices for a wreath of multicolored balls. If using a single color, chose a ribbon that contrasts nicely. Add a large bow at the top.

Step 5

Add decorative items by wiring between balls. Attach sprigs of evergreen to add a touch of traditional holiday decor. Add bits of lace or dried baby's breath to add romance.

Step 6

Display over the mantle with a grouping of lighted candles below, or in an area where a mirror will catch its reflection.

Tips and Warnings

  • Always hang with a sturdy hanger to prevent breakage. Store in a box with crumbled newspapers.

Things You'll Need

  • Glass Christmas balls (assorted sizes)
  • Wire wreath ring/coat hanger
  • Florist wire
  • Ribbon
  • Decorative bow
  • Decorative items (optional)
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About this Author

Nannette Richford is an avid gardener, teacher and nature enthusiast with 4 years experience in online writing and a lifetime of personal journals. She is published on various sites, including Associated Content. Richford holds a Bachelor of Science in secondary education from the University of Maine Orono and certifications in 7-12 English, K-8 General Elementary and Birth to age 5.

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