I’ve seen the concept of baseball wreaths lingering around pintrest. So far, my pintrest attempts resulted in breaking a glass dish because the recommended cooking temp was so high, and some very ugly crayon and flower “art”. So, naturally I was skeptical.
My dad visited the East Bay last weekend, and I decided to embark on creating this baseball wreath as a belated Father’s Day present. It actually turned out great! Here is how I did it:
How to make your own Baseball Wreath
What you will need:
- 12 baseballs, used baseballs will be a lot cheaper, but I bought 12 baseballs at sports authority for around 23 dollars.
- Thick wire from a craft store (found in the beading department) or I’ve heard a coat hanger works well too. *I didn’t have wire cutters, so I got the thickest wire that I could manipulate with my hands.
- Electric drill and bit at least 1/4″ thick
- hot glue
How to make:
- Drill through the baseballs. It is tricky to drill straight so if possible figure out a way to secure the baseballs. A tool bench would be ideal, but I just held the baseballs on the floor and drilled through them. Be conscious when drilling about how they will fall when you bead them through the wreath. For example, I didn’t drill through the baseball logo because I wanted them to show if requested.
- Bead the baseballs through the wire.
- When you have threaded the baseballs, you will essentially have a line of baseballs. Take each end and connect so it creates a wreath. Try to keep the baseballs close together so the tension will hold the circle.
- Take the burlap and twist / tie around two baseballs (spaced four apart) to create the hanger.
- Tie a burlap bow and hot glue it onto the baseball. I also hot guled the bow ties to each knots from step four.