Spring means baseball in eastern North Carolina -- and odds are good that you and your family are spending plenty of time at the ballpark. If you don't have a child or grandchild who plays, your neighbor probably does!

 Making a baseball wreath is a fun way to recycle used baseballs and show your love of the great American game. And it makes a wonderful housewarming gift for a baseball family.

 This version requires the use of a drill -- but you also can insert small screws into each baseball, twist wire around each screw and attach the baseballs to the wreath form with the wire.

Baseball Wreath

Supplies:

Wire hanger

10-14 baseballs, depending on the size you want to make the wreath

Drill with 1/4-inch drill bit

Pliers

Ribbon of choice (the pictured version uses burlap ribbon)

Instructions:

Drill a hole completely through each baseball.

Straighten out wire hanger.

Thread baseballs onto wire.

Tighten ends of wire together using pliers.

Use ribbon to tie on a bow.

 -- Adapted from AllThingsKatieMarie.blogspot.com

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