This is a small wreath that will look good with your other Christmas decorations :-). It's mostly made of green connectors and white rods, plus red "berries" and a red ribbon at the bottom. I also included some fake lights. This only took a day to build. Fun fact: this Instructables uses 149 pictures.

This is an entry to a Knex contest. EDIT: it won 1st place in the contest!

This was also a first prize winner in the Homemade Holidays Contest, thanks to everyone who voted!


Step 1: Parts List

Before you begin building, gather all of these parts. There's only 10 kinds of pieces.   
Rods: 227
  • green-153
  • white-74
Connectors: 140
  • dark gray-1
  • light gray-4
  • red-22
  • green-109
  • white-4
Other: 15
  • Y clip-5
  • metallic blue clip-1
  • head cap-9

Total:  382

If you have all of those pieces, then let's get building!

<p>I LOVE THIS WREATH SOOOOOOO MUCH!!! THANK YOU!!! Yes, I know I did only 6 lights, but that's all I have!</p>
<p>I know this is random but can you make a ball machine that has this many parts or less? I've been looking for a COOL ball machine WITH INSTRUCTIONS that I could make and I've found some but I've already made them. My collection is kind-of small but I might get more for Christmas and right after Christmas i'm going to get the big ball factory. After that i'll have more k'nex to build things with instructions that is big and has more pieces than what I have right now. Also, you could build a lift for the ball machine that has non-micro chain links and red or yellow or blue gear.</p><p>Connectors:</p><p>Orange ladder, 80</p><p>White snowflake, 62</p><p>Purple 3D, 114</p><p>Blue 3D, 97</p><p>Red 90 degree, 113</p><p>Yellow 5 slot, 153</p><p>Green 4 slot, 153</p><p>Purple/Grey 1 slot, 138</p><p>Light grey 2 slot, 44</p><p>TOTAL CONS: 913</p><p>RODS:</p><p>Grey, 29</p><p>Red, 71</p><p>Tan, 8</p><p>Yellow, 156</p><p>Blue, 191</p><p>White, 261</p><p>Green, 353</p><p>TOTAL RODS: 1060</p><p>Bendy rods:</p><p>Green/Purple, 22</p><p>Orange, 21</p><p>Purple, 9</p><p>Blue, 20</p><p>TOTAL BENDY RODS: 66</p><p>Special:</p><p>Yellow big to little, 13</p><p>Tan lok, 29</p><p>Blue clip, 30</p><p>Orange with tab (not splice), 10</p><p>Y clip, 40</p><p>Caps, 15</p><p>Hinges, 5</p><p>Ball hinges, 5</p><p>Tiny wheel (about 1 inch), 3</p><p>Light caps, 6</p><p>Blue spacer, 95</p><p>Grey spacer, 67</p><p>Motor, 2 green and 1 red remote </p><p>Red panel, 2</p><p>Blue panel, 4</p><p>Big wheel, 11</p><p>Medium wheel, 8</p><p>Small wheel, 2</p><p>Big clip-on wheel, 4</p><p>Small clip-on wheel, 3</p><p>Long big to micro rod, 20</p><p>Big to micro rod, 11</p><p>Black gear, 4</p><p>Micro chain link, Under 360</p><p>Micro grey gear (from vertical vengeance), 5</p><p>TOTAL SPECIAL: 402</p><p>TOTAL NON-MICRO K&rsquo;NEX: around 2375</p><p>Thank you sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo much!!!!!!!</p>
<p>I'll make this on December 1. </p><p>This will be great for Christmas!!!</p>
<p>I'll take a picture when i'm done.</p>
<p>Also, NICE!!!<br></p>
<p>Thanks for the design Shadowman! I loved building the wreath. I hope my girlfriend likes the wreath too, because I want to put it in her room as Christmas decoration. </p><p>Happy Christmas.</p>
<p>Looks great, thanks for building! I'll put your picture in the last step. And merry Christmas to you too!</p>
I'd love to make this could you should us how?
<p>These are the instructions, so you should be able to go through the 19 steps. Just as a warning though, it can get complicated at times because all the sections look similar to each other.</p>
<p>Nice model! I'd build it, but I don't have enough green connectors. :-(</p>
<p>I guess this is gonna be popular this month... :)</p><p>Be a shame if someone picked it off the door on Christmas though... lol</p>
<p>Haha, that would indeed be bad to have it stolen.</p>
I finally finished! Here's the picture
<p>That looks nice, I like the use of both classic green and metallic green. Thanks for building!</p>
I hope I have enough green connectors! If I do, ill definitely hang this on my room door! :D
<p>Sounds great! If you don't have enough, you could try making it with a different color, like yellow, grey, or purple. :-P</p>
<p>thanks it is verry nice;)</p>
hmmmmm i will have to check if i have enough green connectors <br> <br> <br>hope i do:)
I built it again this year, in metallic green connectors. It's hanging up in the library my mom works at. :-) I'll get pictures once I get it back.
I posted pictures. :-)
Hmm i prefer the original
Me too, but I still like it. :-P
Yup <br><br>And you just got my 1900th Comment!!
sorry all that the pics were SOOO late! :( I got rely busy, but hear they are! :D
Nice, I like the purpleness! I put it on the last step.
hehehe! :P thanks! I had good instructions! :D
Thanks! I was a bit worried that the instructions would be confusing, since each section looks alike. :-P
they were a tad, (no offense) but, i like a good challenge! :D
Haha. :-P
ok, i was thinking the gray conector bellow the red connector, but i think i will run string through both, and put it on a nail! :D
Okay, good luck!
suggestions on how to hang it up?(gona post pics tomaro(hopefully!))
The red connector at the top can have a nail going through it.
loce bis is amzimng
If you're saying that it's amazing, then thanks!
i was gona build this, but than, counted the peices, and.... NOT ENOUGH GREEN COUNECTERS!! NOO! so sad! :C GOOD INSTRUCTABLE! would have liked to built it!
Thanks! If you want, you can replace most of the green connectors with purple connectors. It would be cool to see a purple (or gray metallic) wreath.
thats a good idea!! i will make it in purple! :P ill post pics once done!
Nice, good luck! I may try a yellow wreath.
quick quistion, are the head caps necisary?
No, they are just for looks.
COOL! :D thanks for all the helps, ill post pics once done.
Cool! I'll put the pictures on the last step when you post them.
POST PONED: gona build next month
Probably a good idea, since it'll be closer to Christmas.

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