I’m pleased to be back here with another project. Gina’s fabulous blog has been full of Christmas inspiration and I wanted to continue with that theme. So, I’m sharing my Snowball Wreath today that is gracing the Advent Wall in our apartment.
Because our housing has become a bit more temporary and a good portion of our Christmas decorations are in storage — I’ve been trying to create decorations with a very small budget and the ability to dispose of afterwards. We decorated our tree with candy this year, used pinecones as garland, and cardboard and glitter for ornaments.
Today’s wreath is made with cotton balls and dollar ornaments. Truly. It doesn’t get much cheaper than that!
Materials for the Snowball Wreath:
- cotton balls (1 bag will do a 12 inch wreath. I used the larger size)
- mini ornaments (these are from the dollar spot at Target)
- wreath form (make your own from cardboard!)
- hot glue and gun.
1- Pull your cottonballs apart just a bit and apply a single layer of cottonballs on your form. Pack this layer in nice and tightly.
2- Now, add depth to your wreath by hot-glueing additional cotton balls on another layer. Fill in holes, cover sides, make that wreath look awesome!
3-Use hot glue to glue the mini ornaments onto the wreath. Be sure to watch where you place them so that they will be nice and sturdy. Tucking them in a bit is usually a good idea. Wrap a large ribbon around your wreath and hang it on your wall. You did a great job!! Look at your beautiful wreath that didn’t cost you your entire week’s worth of lunch money!
Here is mine– hanging on our Advent Wall along with our zip-tie garland.
Thanks to Gina for continuing to let me bring over my projects, she is truly fabulous!! Be sure to stop over to NellieBellie and check out more Holiday goodness! You all have a fantastic holiday season and I’ll see you on the other end of this holiday season. Merry Christmas!