I love a good wreath. and “If you don’t know, now you know,…. ” ( please read/sing this to the tune of “Juicy”).
And if you saw my You’re a Grand Ole Flag Mantel, you know that I have a thing for anything patriotic. To me, baseball is pretty patriotic. After all, it is America’s Pastime. So, an easy baseball wreath is right up my patriotic wreath-lovin’ alley.
There are some other tutorials on how to make a baseball wreath, but almost all of them suggest drilling holes in the balls, and using a wire hanger. I decided this was not a viable option because the wire will eventually sag, and the wreath will, too.
This one’s a pretty easy wreath to replicate, but you are going to need a whole lot of glue to make this one.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Baseballs (I used 11)
- Burlap from http://www.burlapfabric.com
-Gorilla Glue, hot glue, or caulk (clear)
- 12 inch Wire Wreath Frame– You can get one here
- Ribbon of your choice baseball team/color
- Baseball hat (optional)
Here’s what you’ll do:
- Glue the baseballs to the wire frame. The wreath form has a “cupped” side (like a channel) and a flat side. You want to place the balls in the cupped/channel side (basically, the wreath form side that will hold the balls). I found it helpful to first secure the baseballs to the form with hot glue, and then flip the wreath over with the wire facing up, and fortify it with Gorilla Glue. hot glue, or Caulk. Don’t be shy with the adhesive, and don’t worry what it looks like because no one will see the back of the wreath.
- Wrap burlap around the wreath- I wanted my burlap to be a little rustic, so I used scraps and pulled some strands out, so it would fray a bit. The burlap also helps hide the wreath form while securing the balls a bit more.
- Wrap some decorative ribbon to the wreath.
- Hang it!
There’s something about the look of used baseballs that I really just love. Am I am the only one?