I was feeling kind of festive this year and wanted to make something for my new apartment. I've seen people make wreaths before but I knew I wanted mine to be different, exciting and bright. On my recent trip to Spain I was reacquainted with an artist's work at the Guggenheim in Bilbao by the name of Jeff Koons. If you have ever been to the Wynn/Encore in Vegas you have probably seen his work. He makes these giant sculptures that look like they are light as a feather but are actually made of steel and weigh a ton. His subject matter consists of balloon animals, tulips and even cartoon characters. Inspired by these shiny objects I decided to make this wreath. If you want to know how to make it yourself keep reading!
Christmas Ornaments - I got 3 boxes of these plastic balls from IKEA each were $14.99 CAD.
Wire - To wrap the grape fine together and give it more stability
Take your grape vine and wrap it around to approximately the size of the wreath you want.
Next take some wire and wrap it around the grape vine so that it secures it together and makes a sturdy base.
Glue gun the edges of the wire down so that they do not poke out!
Next start taking your ornaments and gluing them to grape vine. Keep gluing and make your way around the wreath. Once you are all the way around the wreath start to build up to give it more dimension.
Keep adding until you are satisfied with you results.
If you want to hang the wreath you can always use a nail and hook it into the grape vine base at the back or you can use a ribbon and tie it up.
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