How to make an orange wreath with Styrofoam balls

Add some Florida warmth to any room in the house with this realistic and bright wreath featuring Styrofoam balls painted to look like oranges. Hang this simple wreath on a wall in the living room, hallway, foyer or kitchen.
If you're not a fan of oranges, you can purchase smaller foam balls and paint them red to make a holly wreath, or blue for a blueberry bush. You can use any wreath size that you like. This project calls for a 14-inch wreath, but you can adapt these directions to make a smaller or larger wreath - just be careful to not overwhelm a small wreath with large foam balls.
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Materials
- 9 Styrofoam balls, 1 inch and 2 inches
- Bright orange acrylic paint
- Small bowl
- Artist’s paintbrush
- Fake green leaf stems
- Green floral wire
- Wire cutters
- Metal floral wreath, 14 inches
- Hot glue gun
- Hot glue sticks
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Instructions
1. Pour some orange paint into a bowl. Paint the Styrofoam balls. Let them dry.
2. Cut off 1 inch of stem that contains one leaf. Insert the cut stem in a foam ball so that it resembles an orange stem sticking out. Repeat this step for all the Styrofoam balls.
3. Weave the full leaf stems, one after the other, through the metal wreath, using floral wire to attach them. Repeat until the wreath is completely covered.
4. Apply a medium-sized dab of glue to a painted ball. Press the ball onto the leaves. Repeat this step all the balls, spacing them out as evenly as possible around the wreath.
5. Hang the wreath on a wall.
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