A few months ago I created my first Baseball Diamond Shaped Wreath for a friend for Mother’s Day. You can read the full post here. Today I am showing you the second wreath I made for my mother that I call my “No Place Like Home” Baseball Diamond Wreath.
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“No Place Like Home” Baseball Diamond Wreath
The beginning of summer and the warmer weather always reminds me of summer sports events and spending time with my Daddy at the Kinston Indians minor league baseball games in eastern NC. If you have ever watched the movie Bull Durham you know exactly what I’m talking about. It was all about the crowds, the hot dogs and the love of the game.
The wreath I am posting about today though was made for my mother and in memory of my Dad’s love of the game.
For this project you will need:
- Square wire wreath form
- Olive Green Burlap Ribbon
- Pipe cleaners
- Patriotic ribbons or ribbon of your choice
- Cardboard Pendent or cardboard cutout
- Acrylic Paints in red, white and blue
- Computer and Printer to create the saying
- X-ACTO Knife
- Hot Glue Gun and glue sticks
To actually make the wreath, it is just a simple method of looping the burlap through the wire wreath form and attaching the ends of the ribbon to the form with the pipe cleaners. I know there are probably a million different tutorials on how to make a burlap wreath on Pinterest so I will save you the trouble of having to read it again.
I was not able to find a pre-made cardboard cutout in the shape of home plate, but I was able to find these cardboard banner cutouts at Michael’s for less than $2.00 on the clearance rack. To use it as a home plate sign, I simply measured 3 inches from the bottom point, drew a line, and used the X-ACTO knife to cut the cardboard down to size.
Create your own personalized sign for home plate.
I applied two coats of white acrylic paint to one side of the cutout.
To create the sign/saying, I first created it on my computer and printed it out. Then I applied a layer of colored chalk to the back of the printout, laid it on top of the painted cutout and traced the image with a pencil to leave an impression of the saying on the cardboard cutout. After that it was just as simple as painting over the impression with the red and blue acrylic paints.
I attached patriotic colored ribbons at the top of the wreath, hot glued the baseball directly to the wire frame and NOT to the burlap ribbon to make it more secure, and then glued on the home plate pendent.
This would be a great wreath for any baseball fan.
“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared ahead of time for us to do.” Ephesians 2:10
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Amber Harrop says
Such a cute idea for a wreath and I love the baseball theme Donna
I love the cute play on words here! There’s no place like home on the home plate. This would be the perfect wreath for baseball fans. #HomeMattersParty
Thanks Nicole. I think my mom really liked it too.
Leanna Forsythe says
What an ingenious way to make a wreath. I really think this is well done. So novel and cute
Thanks Leanna. You are so sweet.
Jann Olson says
Such a cute and fun idea! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
Emily @DomesticDeadline.com says
What a fun idea! #HomeMattersParty
This is adorable! I know quite a few baseball lovers that would be happy to have this! #HomeMattersParty
Lorelai @ Life With Lorelai says
What a fun wreath for baseball season. I would have made this in a heartbeat when my son was still playing. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty 🙂
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Cassie Smallwood says
That is so cute! Very creative idea!
Victoria @DazzleWhileFrazzled says
Very cute! Love the baseball diamond. Visiting from Creatively Crafty party.
Thanks for visiting Victoria