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Thursday, May 17, 2012

Gumball Wreath

I made a gumball wreath!  I did!  I did!
Back during my Spring Holiday Link Party,

Fit, Crafty, Stylish & Happy, linked up this beautiful spring wreath
made with gumballs! 

Well... my sister-in-law saw it, fell in love and 'requested' I make her one for her birthday.
(Do I always do what my sister-in-law asks?  Ummm...yes.)
However, if she really knew how simple it was--she'd be making herself one in every color!

Here's the supplies I used:
One foam wreath, lots of gumballs and lots and lots of hot glue!
You'll also need spray paint and a large ribbon for hanging your wreath.
Simply hot glue each gumball onto the foam wreath. 
Press firmly and make sure the gumballs are touching each other. 
Try to fill in the empty spaces as you glue the gumballs down.

I cannot for the life of me, find the picture of me spray painting the wreath!
So you'll just have to trust me.  I almost kept the wreath multi-colored...
but wanted it to match my Mother's Day decor, so I spray painted it.
I gave it one coat of primer and 2 coats of turquoise spray paint.

Here it is before...

and here it is after!

Now, you need to know that I've been having some crazy craft troubles this past week. 
Blame it on Mother's Day stress, having a garage sale, distracting--although beautiful summer weather in Seattle, or just being in a hurry! 
I'm hoping that my troubles will help you if you decide to make your own gumball wreath.
Troubles--Suggestions:

-buy a TON of gumballs!
(You do not want to make another trip to the store mid-project!)
(Plus you or your kids will enjoy the leftovers!)

-make sure you have PLENTY of hot glue sticks!
(I went through 4 big sized sticks!)

-don't spray paint the back of the wreath UNTIL the front side is COMPLETELY dry!
(Trust me on this!)
-SECURELY hang your wreath!
(This baby is very, very heavy!)

And there you have it...
A Gumball Wreath.

I bet you're wondering if my sister-in-law liked it?
She didn't LIKE it--She LOVED it!  She squealed with glee!






Come see more of my turquoise decor and treats for Mother's Day:

click here for Mom's Ruffle cake.


click here for the turquoise painted jars











click here for the 'Love Tree'










click here to see the Mother's Day Festivities!


Linking up to: FrugalGirls, Whipperberry, CraftOManiac, TodaysCreativeBlog, Uncommon,


16 comments :

  1. I love your wreath both multi colored and spray painted.

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  2. That is so stinkin' cute!

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  3. Oh, I love it! So, so cute! Will definitely be stealing this idea!!

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  4. love love love love love it!!!
    thank you so much! i love how you do what i ask. . . :) especially cause you know i'd never get to it on my own! i've been using my herbs too. . . thanks for being you!!

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    1. Thanks for the love! Glad you like it...otherwise, I'd keep it!

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  5. Love this! Such a great idea! Liz

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  6. I love this, I hope you will come and share it on my first link party " Summer Bucket List Ideas" http://www.missinformationblog.com/2012/05/summer-bucket-list.html

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  7. This is adorable, I love it!

    Shannon@SewSweetCottage

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  8. Just read through your wreath, your painted baby jars and your cake. You so crack me up. It's nice to see that not every project works the first time and what can be done to make things go more smoothly. Thanks for sharing!

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  9. i really love this and hadn't seen it before, totally trying it out! Thanks for sharing!

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  10. Very cute!
    http://sewmuchclass.blogspot.com

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  11. Super cute! Good thing you spray painted it.. Otherwise wouldn't it be tempting to pop one off and into your mouth? Lol!
    <3 Christina at I Gotta Create!
    Wildly Original Round Up linky party is open!

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  12. I LOVE IT Michelle!!!!! Gosh the blue is so bright and cheerful LOVE IT!!!!!

    Christine
    thediydreamer.blogspot.com

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  13. OOO! LOVE how yours came out! haha yes this wreath takes a lot of glue! Love the ribbon too! I am so glad your sister loved it!

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  14. Hi Michelle! I loved your wreath so much that I made one also and wrote about it. I put your blog in my post and gave you credit for the idea. http://junkandtrunks.com/wordpress1/
    Keep up the great ideas! Kimberly

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