There is just something about objects that sparkle - especially during the holiday season.
Earlier this fall, I was perusing the holiday aisle at the new Hobby Lobby (which I must mention, happens to be situated just between a Joann’s SuperStore AND a Michael’s…crafters mecca!), when I came across a bag of fun, sparkly bag of foam balls, labeled as vase filler.
Something drew me to these glittery bags of goodness – I had to buy them! But what could I make? It only took a brief moment for me to decide that these sparkling spheres would become our newest holiday wreath.
Since I already had a foam wreath form in my craft room, I snapped up two bags of the vase filler and headed home to create.
SUPPLIES | The supply list for the wreath is short (and cheap!).
- Vase filler (glittery foam balls)
- Hot glue gun/glue sticks (make sure you have plenty of sticks on hand)
- Foam wreath form
THE PROCESS | There was really no method to my crafting madness when assembling the wreath. I basically started grabbing the little foam balls and gluing them on, one-by-one. I mixed up the colors and sizes as I went along.
- You may not think it will (I certainly didn’t!), but this little project will take at least two hours of your time to complete. I honestly thought I could finish it in an hour, but was sorely mistaken. As a result, I was up until 1:30am finishing it!
- Since the balls are made of foam, they are somewhat “squishable”. Use this to your advantage and squish the balls against one another to fill any gaps.
- If you have any gaps you just can’t seem to fill by squishing, cut a foam ball in half and use that to fill the space.
- Don’t let go of the balls to quickly after you glue them. Hold them for a few moments to ensure they’re going to stay. I had a few roll off in the beginning until I picked up on this.
- Be prepared for you, your workspace, your family and your pets to sparkle for at least a week. These little balls shed a lot of glitter!
THE RESULTS | Here are a few images of the finished wreath:
Because the wall area I wanted to hang the wreath in was large and bare, I knew I needed to step up the display just a bit so the wreath wouldn't get lost, or look off balance. I used a large frame and wrapping paper to create a display space, perfect for the wreath.
BUDGET FRIENDLY | As I mentioned, the materials for this project were pretty cheap, especially considering the vase filler was 40% off and the wreath form came from my local dollar store. Here is my (very roughly estimated) cost breakdown:
- 2 bags of vase filler: $7
- Foam Wreath form: $1
- Hot glue: $2
- Grand Total: $10!
That’s right folks, for around $10 I created this glittering, holiday beauty that now graces our walls and adds a splash of sparkle to our holiday celebrations. I must admit, I really love how it turned out!
If you have any questions about my wreath, please leave a comment with your question and I’ll get back to you. What fun holiday crafts are you working on this season?
Ps. If you’re looking for more holiday inspiration, check out my Scallops & Dot Felt Wreath (from last season) and my No-sew Felt Tree Skirt. Also, if you missed out on the template freebie I posted earlier today, you can find it here.