This weekend, I made this year's Mardi Gras wreath! It took a little time - and a lot of hot glue, but it turned out really nice. See what you think!
styrofoam wreath (I used the biggest one they had at Michael's)
Krylon spray paint in purple, green, or gold
globe ornaments (I got mine 1/2 off after Christmas) in purple, green, and gold - I think I used about 100 total of three different sizes
hot glue gun & lots of glue sticks
Av took the styrofoam wreath outside and painted both sides with purple Krylon:
When it was completely dry, I started gluing on large globe ornaments on the outside of the circle, with the hanger hardware taken off the ornaments. I put the open end of each ornament towards me, since I was working from the back of the wreath and they wouldn't be seen:
Next, I did the inside part of the circle with medium-size ornaments:
I turned over the wreath, and started working on the 'right' side - the side that will face the street - and started gluing on more small and medium-size ornaments until the wreath was completely covered:
...and here it is, all finished! I had to take one ornament off the inner part of the circle so the wreath hanger would have a place to rest, but other than that (which no one will ever notice) I think it turned out really nice!
Yay! Happy Mardi Gras!