Sweet Gum Wreath

Here’s an idea for a lovely low cost wreath!

Items Needed:      

120 Sweet Gum Balls
 Styrofoam or Straw Wreath
 Can of Silver Spray Paint
 Glue gun & glue
 Toothpicks
 Ribbon for Hanging
 Floral Picks to Attach Ribbon
 Spray Glitter or Spray Adhesive and Loose Glitter

Purchase a styrofoam or straw wreath and collect about 120 sweet gum balls found under the trees (and if still hanging, just pull off the tree) Remove stems and spray balls and wreath form silver. Let dry.
 
Use a repurposed festive ribbon and wrap it around the top of the wreath form. Secure with a floral pin and tie ends together in order to hang.  
 
Using your glue gun, place a dab of glue in one of the holes in each sweet gum ball and insert a toothpick into the glue. Insert picks into wreath beginning with the outside perimeter and work your way around until wreath is covered. Layer picks to cover form completely. For extra sparkle – spray completed project with a light coat of glitter. 
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