Monday, November 29, 2010

12 Days of Christmas Ideas--Day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas Beyond The Picket Fence showed us all...a shiny wreath made of Christmas balls.  A few years ago I showed you a fall wreath that I had added a silver plated platter to.
 I decided I wanted a Christmas wreath that also had a great reflective shine to it.  I know you have seen lots of Christmas ball wreaths--but the silver plated platter as the base is a twist I haven't seen.
I pulled out my box of Christmas balls.  I pick these up at garage sales and thrift stores--the ideas are endless.  See past thing I have done with them here and here.  Some of these are old vintage ones, but some just have that great patina from spending a Montana Christmas outdoors.
 There was no rhyme or reason--I just used a lot of hot glue and eyeballed it.  I will only use it indoors since the hot glue will not do well with the below zero temps.  Fun, shiny and made all from things I have on hand.
Find more great ideas at Cottage Instincts Make It For Monday party.


  1. I love this!! Every year I tell myself I am going to make such a wreath but have yet to do so! I think I will hit up the dollar store to see what I can find.

  2. I love the tray idea! Last year I made a 4ft wide wreath on an old grapevine wreath I had forever. I covered it in unbreakable ornaments of all colors & sizes. I used E6000 glue with dabs of hot glue to hold them in place till the glue set. It held together through a very cold NY winter and looked beautiful!

  3. That is just gorgeous! I want to make one!

  4. The tray looks lovely inside the wreath. Lvoe the ornament decorations too.

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  6. For upcoming Christmas..with decorations also check food related ideas for that big day

  7. A great idea with mirror decoration. A very extraordinary one. I guess it brings much of individuality to the whole interior design.
    I can offer some special ideas at my blog too.



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