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« on: December 20, 2005 02:54:52 PM »

Nothing really creative, but it was a tricky project and I'm pretty happy with how it turned out!




               
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« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2005 03:30:46 PM »

i like it. it's shiny Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2005 03:40:50 AM »

great idea - very effective!
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« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2005 03:54:32 AM »

woooo!

Are they strung onto a wire? Beauty!
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« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2005 09:30:30 AM »

I actually made one (a little one) by stringing tiny glass ornaments on a wire. This one needed to be much more sturdy (it's very large) so I wired the balls to a metal wreath frame.

But there's a secret to it that I found out the hard way!
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« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2005 07:26:53 PM »

I tired to make one of these using a combination of wire and hot glue that turned out terribly. I just don't think I was patient enough to do it. What was your secret?
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« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2005 08:12:59 PM »

I actually made one (a little one) by stringing tiny glass ornaments on a wire. This one needed to be much more sturdy (it's very large) so I wired the balls to a metal wreath frame.

But there's a secret to it that I found out the hard way!

Okay, NelliPie, spill the beans on your secret - I love this project...it really turned out quite well - in fact, I would love to see one in several different colors.
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« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2005 10:13:19 PM »

Haha! I might just have to keep it a secret! It was so painful to discover! It took four wreaths like that one to figure it out. But at this point I will say that I did use hot glue...
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« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2005 02:58:42 PM »

Okay, NelliPie, spill the beans on your secret - I love this project...it really turned out quite well - in fact, I would love to see one in several different colors.


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« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2006 10:03:09 PM »

Sorry to bump this, but I had to add more words of wisdom from my own (bad) experience!

I made this wreath last Christmas and a few as gifts. Don't use hot glue to glue the metal tops on, not matter how secure it seems! AND As pretty and seemless as they are, the glass ornaments are extremely delicate and impractical. Stupid stupid me. Oh and if they get a little wet (say...outside handing on your door), the colored coating peels off like crazy.

Oh well. Just thought I'd warn folks! Happy Holidays.
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« Reply #10 on: December 14, 2006 07:08:01 AM »

so, discounting the hot glue, would you recommend something else? or not using anything at all?
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« Reply #11 on: December 14, 2006 09:19:10 AM »

I would use some really hardcore craft/multipurpose glue for metal and glass (I used hot glue instead because I was working inside and doing a LOT of gluing and didn't want to breathe in fumes), but I'm done with the big glass balls anyway 'cause they break so easily. Plastic would be your best bet, especially if you could find the pre-wired balls they use in flower arrangements and whatnot. They would make life soooo much easier (Someone tell me if you know where to find any!)

The really small balls (like 3/4 in or so) work REALLY well as an alternative and you can just string their metal rings on a wire after gluing with decent glue. I can dig out a picture of the smaller wreath too to give you a better idea of what I'm talking about.
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« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2008 07:35:42 AM »

I didnt want to create a new topic when someone already had made one for this similar project.

I made three of these for family this year.

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