A few years ago, Pete and I made a baseball wreath out of old baseballs. We originally used a wire hanger and after a few years of getting knocked around it had lost it’s shape.
I decided to try a wire wreath form this time to hopefully help it keep it’s shape better this time around.
What you need:
Several old baseballs (I used 12 on this size wreath)
Wire wreath form
Glue (Glue gun or Gorilla Glue)
Wire (if making a bow)
Steps to Make a Baseball Wreath:
I did not have to drill holes this time because we had done that the last time we made this wreath. However, if you are making this wreath for the first time, you will need to drill holes through each ball.
The wire wreath form that I bought had 4 circles. I decided to use the smallest circle, but you could use whichever size you would like depending on your taste.
I pulled back the wire “hooks” with the wire cutters and the smallest circle popped out!
I used pliers to cut the wire wreath form so that I could “thread” the baseballs.
Start putting the baseballs on, one at a time. You may have to wiggle them around until you find the hole, but they go on pretty easily.
Once they are all on, I used some glue to join the 2 ends inside one of the balls. Originally, I just pushed the ends in the balls and it came apart after a few slams of the door. I’m hoping that glue will hold it now.
Use a ribbon of your choice to hang the wreath. Because of the weight of the wreath, I hang the ribbon through the storm door and knot it on the other side. You could also use an over the door wreath hanger if you have one of those. I do not recommend using suction cup hangers! I tried them and it fell multiple times (part of the reason why the first one lost it’s shape!).
I also made a quick bow for it!
Cut 2 pieces of ribbon. I used one slightly shorter piece to make the bow part.
Fold the ends of the shorter piece of ribbon under and lay on top of the longer piece.
Wrap a piece of wire around the center.
Cut a small piece of ribbon, fold it in half, wrap around the part where the wire is and glue in the back.
I safety pinned it to the hanging ribbon, or you could glue it on.
I’m thinking you could use softballs, tennis balls or even golf balls!
I love this wreath! I’ll leave it up for Spring and most of Summer.