It Has Come Full Circle:
In a recent post I showed you how to make Eco-Balls from an eight-sided base unit. While experimenting with this base I discovered an even more delightful way to combine them to create a full circle wreath.
Divide and Conquer:
In order to create this form, however, I had to alter half of the the eight-sided units I used to create the ring. It takes 18 units to complete the wheel. To form the linking unit I only glued it part-way leaving those units divided into two swiveling halves. Then I took the solid units and glued them in-between.
It Takes Patience and Time:
Though this project is time consuming and requires a little patience the end form is worth the effort. It can be made any size you desire according to the size of the original squares of paper used to fold the units. It could easily function as a wreath to use on a doorway or as a base to surround a candle. In what other ways could you find to use it?
Let It Shine:
Two Is Better Than One:
In the candle holder above I used two rings: one large and the other smaller. You can also use just a single wreath as below.
The wreaths can be stacked to create a pleasing form that could also be placed around a potted plant or flower vase.
If you haven’t already viewed my earlier blog post on the Eco-balls, you can look there to see how to fold the base units. Let me know if you find other ways to use this form.
The two-toned wreath above was created with units constructed from two colors. The green ones were the swivel forms and the blue were solid. You can create all kinds of neat color combos. Change the size of the units to create larger or smaller wreaths. In this project I only used 16 total units.
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This looks so intriguing and so fun to make! Thank you for sharing it and I will be probably making it soon!