This coastal-style Christmas wreath is easy to make. Styrofoam balls are wrapped in twine and yarn then they are skewered onto a wreath form. Decorative rattan balls, seashells and ornaments are tucked into the mix. After the holidays are over, remove the ornaments and keep the wreath up all year.
Cut the burlap into 3-inch strips. Use the glue gun to attach one end of the burlap strip onto the foam wreath then start wrapping the burlap all the way around the wreath. Add glue at key spots to make sure the burlap will stay in place.
Wrap the foam balls in yarn, mixing up the sizes and colors. Start by hot-gluing the end of the yarn to the foam ball and then wrapping the yarn around until the whole ball is covered. Cut the yarn, then glue the end of it onto the ball, tucking it underneath the already-wrapped yarn.
Lay out your design; determine where on the wreath you will adhere everything. Cut the skewers in half. Cut them at an angle, so there is a point on each end. Push half of the skewer into the foam ball and the other half into the foam wreath.
Alternate ornaments with the yarn balls to give your wreath some holiday spirit. You will have to hot-glue the ornaments unless they are also made of Styrofoam. When the holidays are over, pull off the ornaments and replace with the yarn or twine balls.
If desired, add a large ornament to hang in the center of the wreath. We also added glitter to our starfish to give our wreath some extra holiday sparkle.