Ok, so I have been gone for awhile – sorry. I just had too many things going on in the month of May. Between getting everything ready for the end of the school year and the beginning of early cheer/football registration – it was just crazy.
I have a lot of ideas for crafts, I just need to sit down and get them done. I REALLY need to get Pops to help me get my craft room finished. But he thinks he needs to work on his car, I swear where is his responsibility, LOL, I guess I will give him a break. But I have started my “before” pictures of the room, so you can bet that will be posted before long.
Anyway – this being the Baseball season and since we live not 10 min from The Ballpark in Arlington – I just had to make this wreath. I got the idea from The Pintrest Project, my obsession. I just can’t seem to get off that site…..
Here’s what I did – I was lucky enough to get some used baseballs from my sons best friend (he is a pitcher) so I didn’t have to buy any , then I had Pops drill holes in each end going through. He did drill from each end. I took a hanger and opened it up and bent out the curves.
Of course I had to get blue & red tulle for their colors. I cut about 10” pieces of each color and folded in half. Then I fan folded them together and wrapped a piece of floral wire around each set.
I figured out how many “sets” of tulle I needed then twisted the wire onto the hanger between the baseballs. Since I had doubled the pieces, I separated the layers for a fuller effect. As you can see these balls have been used, but I think that gives this a more natural look. I will say that using real baseballs does weigh down this wreath, so be prepared. I think on the example, they may have used the “beanbag” baseballs, which would not be as heavy.
I took Pops Ranger hat and ran the wire through the holes in the cap, then twisted onto the wire and made a bow for the top.
We had a ceramic sun hanging by the front door, so there was already a screw in the bricks. I unscrewed a bit, put the hanger behind the screw and then screwed down to hold the wreath. Since it is heavy, it hangs more like an oval than a circle.
I think it turned out pretty good, but now I have to buy Pops a new hat!!!! Oh well, it will be worth it. Now for the Rangers to go back to the World Series this year
The only thing I had to buy for this wreath is the Tulle, which I got on sale @ Hobby Lobby. I spent $5.00 for this wreath – I can’t beat that price. Hope you liked my wreath – who is your favorite team?
Have a great day – Michelle
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