bubble wreath

October 14, 2010

How to create an easy installation with a clear point of view.

In our latest catalog, our creative stylists used clear glass bubble balls to create modern wall art in the form of a wreath. While ours was made to appear permanently installed in the room, these instructions allow for temporary or Holiday decorating.

Supplies:

  1. space on a wall that can be nailed, or a flat MDF board sized appropriately
  2. pencil and string
  3. 3” nails and a hammer
  4. bubble balls—a mixture of 4” and 6” sizes
  5. optional for the MDF: paint as desired and hanging hardware

hint: always contact your local hardware store for advice on which hanging hardware is appropriate for your wall art and walls.

Directions:

  1. Measure to find the center of the wall area—or MDF board—intended to display the wreath. Connect that point to a pencil and draw a perfect circle.
  2. Roughly following the circle, positioning nails slightly inside and outside the circle, hammer in nails at least 1/2”.
  3. Check position by temporarily placing a few bubble balls on the nails for a visual.
  4. Complete nailing and place bubble balls as desired—starting with large ones first and fill in with smaller ones.

hint hint: if installing temporarily, hang the board once all nails are secured—without the bubble balls for safety reasons—then add the bubble balls.