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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!


Enjoy!
 
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Step 1: Parts List

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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!


Step 2: The Five Sections

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You aren't building anything in this step. I'm just telling you what the five sections of the wreath are. They are the top, right, bottom, bottom left, and top left. The little decorations aren't included in these sections.

Step 3: The Top, Parts A-C

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Okay, let's start off by building the top. You'll build parts A, B, and C. You'll combine them in the next step to complete the top. Everything will fit together like a puzzle.

Be sure to pay close attention to the pictures and image notes. Build everything exactly like it is in the pictures.





Step 4: Combining Parts A-C of the Top.

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Combine the parts you built in the last step.
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akshat210457 months ago

I guess this is gonna be popular this month... :)

Be a shame if someone picked it off the door on Christmas though... lol

Shadowman39 (author)  akshat210457 months ago

Haha, that would indeed be bad to have it stolen.

KnexExtreme907 months ago
I finally finished! Here's the picture
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Shadowman39 (author)  KnexExtreme907 months ago

That looks nice, I like the use of both classic green and metallic green. Thanks for building!

KnexExtreme907 months ago
I hope I have enough green connectors! If I do, ill definitely hang this on my room door! :D
Shadowman39 (author)  KnexExtreme907 months ago

Sounds great! If you don't have enough, you could try making it with a different color, like yellow, grey, or purple. :-P

thijs19021 year ago

thanks it is verry nice;)

Shadowman39 (author)  thijs19021 year ago

Thanks!

cupcake434 years ago
hmmmmm i will have to check if i have enough green connectors


hope i do:)
Shadowman39 (author)  cupcake434 years ago
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.
Cool
Shadowman39 (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
I posted pictures. :-)
Hmm i prefer the original
Shadowman39 (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
Me too, but I still like it. :-P
Yup

And you just got my 1900th Comment!!
Shadowman39 (author)  MegaMetal84 years ago
Yay!
:-)
salomon19964 years ago
sorry all that the pics were SOOO late! :( I got rely busy, but hear they are! :D
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Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Nice, I like the purpleness! I put it on the last step.
hehehe! :P thanks! I had good instructions! :D
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
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
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Haha. :-P
salomon19964 years ago
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
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Okay, good luck!
salomon19964 years ago
suggestions on how to hang it up?(gona post pics tomaro(hopefully!))
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
The red connector at the top can have a nail going through it.
(YOUR N4 years ago
loce bis is amzimng
Shadowman39 (author)  (YOUR N4 years ago
If you're saying that it's amazing, then thanks!
salomon19964 years ago
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!
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
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!
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Nice, good luck! I may try a yellow wreath.
quick quistion, are the head caps necisary?
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
No, they are just for looks.
COOL! :D thanks for all the helps, ill post pics once done.
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Cool! I'll put the pictures on the last step when you post them.
POST PONED: gona build next month
Shadowman39 (author)  salomon19964 years ago
Probably a good idea, since it'll be closer to Christmas.
slithien4 years ago
Ive been waiting a whole year to build this ( i found it after christmas so there was no point building) and now i can... Although im still a bit earlie!!
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