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Have you seen those adorable Christmas Ornament wreaths that have been super popular the last few years? They are DIY and easily customized to the size and color scheme you like. I
brilliantly crazily decided that I should make Star Wars Christmas Wreath because really is there anything else going on right now besides global anticipation for Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Of course, I wanted to do something a little different and decided my favorite new droid BB-8 would be the perfect inspiration for my wreath.
He’s cute, right? A little Christmas-y (with the wreaths), a little BB-8-ish with the color scheme and shape. Fair warning he takes almost a million ornaments and 1/2 million hot glue gun sticks to create.
BB-8 Wreath Materials
- White ornaments (I used foam)
- Silver ornaments
- Orange ornaments
- Black ornaments
- Pool noodles
- White duct tape
- Silver ribbon for wreath bow
- Black ribbon for hanging
The biggest challenge is finding orange ornaments. For some silly reason, no decorated their Christmas Tree with orange ornaments. I ended up pouring orange paint into clear plastic ornaments and swirling them around. It was budget friendly but time-consuming and messy. I suggest ordering orange ornaments on Amazon for sanity saving sake. 😉
I picked up a ton of white foam and plastic silver ornaments at my local 99 Cents Only store. I bought the silver in various sizes, unfortunately, the white foam were only available in one size but it worked ok. I also grabbed a pack of black ornaments for BB-8’s eye.
I started with a pool noodle base for the wreath. I did a little research after my 2-in-1 fall wreath and figured out that you need to bend, twist and manipulate the pool noodles to “loosen” them up before trying to shape them into a wreath. I used duct tape to secure the pool noodles into a BB-8 body and head. Luckily BB-8 is mostly white, so I attached the head to the body and then completely covered the wreath in white duct tape.
Now we’re ready to start gluing on the ornaments randomizing the color and placement. Then you keep going and going and going until you run out of ornaments and have to go buy more. 🙂 Seriously, I had to run back out and even then *just* had enough to finish the BB-8 Wreath. I added a few black ornaments to create BB-8’s optical lens. The final step was a cute silver bow to make it festive!