My boss has said to me many times before “Baseball is the background music of summer”. I love that! I’m a huge Cardinals fan and St. Louis is definitely a baseball town. So to show my Redbirds some love, I’ve created a St. Louis Cardinals Baseball Wreath for summer!
I actually got part of this idea from Oops I Craft My Pants, but I decided to kick it up a notch. The mini baseballs from Party City were a little pricey, so instead I found some foam baseball pool toys from the Dollar Tree! I scooped up 8 packages (each package had 4 balls).
- 8 packages of foam pool baseballs from the Dollar Tree
- Wire wreath form
- Fabric scraps
- STL Cardinals necklace
- STL Cardinals plastic mini street sign
- Hot glue gun
I had some red burlap ribbon leftover from a lamp shade makeover I completed a couple of months ago and decided to put it to good use. I cut it into 8 x 1 inch strips and tied it all the way around the wire wreath form.
Next it was time to add the foam baseballs. I used my handy dandy hot glue gun to adhere the balls to the wreath. The best part about about these baseballs? They’re for the pool so I know they’re waterproof and can withstand rain, ha!
I found this STL Cardinals plastic sign from Party City. It was the perfect width to go in the center of my wreath. I pre-drilled holes in each side. I just used some red ribbon and attached it to the wire wreath form.
Total costs: I used some supplies I already had in stock, including my leftover red fabric and wire wreath form. The foam baseballs from the Dollar Tree cost me $8. The rubber necklace was $3 and the plastic street sign was $8 (a little expensive but it was the perfect fit and I couldn’t pass it up!). So total costs for an adorable custom-made Baseball Wreath is $19! Not to shabby!!