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Monday, December 14, 2009

Bobber Wreath

I found this too over at Better Homes and Gardens. This is the wreath for my house! I love it. I think I'm going to make this one for next year.

What You Need:
12-inch wire wreath form
100-light-string of white lights
Spool of silver craft wire (24 gauge)
Assorted bobbers (These are approximate numbers depending on how they are arranged):
1/2 inch (24),
3/4 inch (18), 1 inch (30), 1 1/4 inch (42),
1 1/2 inch (6), 1 3/4 inch (6) and 2 inches (8).
Needle-nose pliers, side wire cutters
3 yards of 3-inch-wide red-white-and-green striped ribbon

Note: These are approximate amounts depending on how they are arranged.

How to Make It:
Wrap wreath form with the string of lights, leaving the plug free.
Fold 6-inch pieces of craft wire and hook bobber at fold. Place largest bobbers first, second largest next and so on.
Wire the pieces to the wreath form, twisting wires to snag bobber and adjusting and positioning lights between bobbers. Cut wires and tuck ends.
Fill in with small bobbers and pull lights into place until wreath is full.
Make a large bow and add to the top of the wreath. Add a hanger wire to the back of the wreath.


Ann said...

oh my gosh that is so cute. What a clever idea

siteseer said...

Very appropriate for your house on the lake.