I found some shiny...
I found some "disco" balls....that's what my kids call them!
The other day I was reading the blog of fabulous Stephanie Lynn...Under the Table Dreaming, where she explained how to make faux Mercury Glass Trees. Go there for painting technique! I love everything she does! She used a combination of silver and black paint, then scratched off with a kitchen sponge.
On the left are silver ornaments I spray painted with a combination of RUST-OLEUM'S Silver Hammered spray paint and Metallic Aluminum spray paint. I like the Silver Hammered especially ~because it kinda gives a textured satin nickel finish. I also liked using the hammered silver over the high shiny ornaments, because when distressed after spray paint, the shine came through a little bit. The spray paint was great too when spraying LARGE amounts of ornaments. Quick and EASY! (Can you tell I'm linking up with Shanty2Chic's RUSTOLEUM party! :) I wish Rustoleom would come up with a silver mercury finish...then this project would be super easy! I don't know...maybe there already is one and I don't know about it! :)
I then sponged on black paint, scratched away some paint with a kitchen scrub pad, and then sponged on some more black paint. I think they look like Pewter balls.
I was going to try the clothes hanger ornament wreath, but it's HARD! I think the wire isn't long enough too! I had some leftover MDF rings in my garage from failed attempts with the sunburst mirror. They seemed to work perfectly for this wreath. You could use a simple wreath FORM from the craft stores.
I don't know if the felt pieces were necessary, but the felt worked so easily with the last wreath, so I just glued some strips on. I also glued each of the balls to each other. I had some crazy hot glue string going on. Don't look too closely Nicky! :) She's a perfectionist and has a funny phrase for bad quality crafting. But I won't tell you.. (HA,Ha!:)
I added a burgandy, or maybe it's red velvet ribbon to hang. Nicky loves burgandy!
**I just updated this post, because the last pictures of the wreath looked "NAKED" and needed more balls...Nicole agreed..in a nice way! :)**