Patriotic Ball Wreath
Celebrate all Summer long with a Patriotic style wreath! You may choose to adorn your entire wreath with the twine-wrapped styrofoam balls or do as I did and attach them halfway.
To get started, you will need: two or three different sizes of styrofoam balls, fabric or hot glue, red/white/blue twine, a wreath, various 1.5″ or 2″ May Arts Ribbon and a serrated knife.
For the larger, 2″ balls I cut them in half with a serrated knife, but this is not necessary.
Apply a generous amount of fabric or hot glue to a section of the styrofoam. Begin wrapping the twine in a cris-cross fashion. Wrap until you have the desired coverage.
I’ve used a 10″ styrofoam wreath for the base, but any size or style can be used. Next, I wrapped the wreath in the 1.5″ reversible polka dot ribbon and secured at the ends with straight pins.
Have a design in mind for arranging the wrapped twine balls and begin adhering to the wreath with your fabric or hot glue gun.
Next, I tied a large bow from the same, but reversed side of the 1.5″ ribbon. I knotted a separate length of the ribbon and then tied around the center of the loops. I used long (corsage) straight pins to secure the bow to the styrofoam below.
For a little extra detail, I cut a few of the puffy blue stars from the strand and then topped them with a silver decorative sequin and red tipped straight pin. Attach these to any of the twine balls via the straight pin.
The wrapped twine balls would also make a nice filler for a glass bowl or add a hanger and use as a Christmas tree decoration!