Wednesday, November 20, 2013

DIY Ornament Wreath




Yay! It is my first Christmas post of the season! Some say it is too early for Christmas decorations, but if you are going to be making your own decor, you have to start earlier!

I absolutely love Christmas ornament wreaths, and really wanted one for above my fireplace this year. However, I did not want to spend this much...



Which meant that I was going to need to make it myself! This project took less than an hour and was easier than I thought it would be.

Supplies needed:
  • Foam wreath form
  • Lots of ornaments (I used 35 large, 24 medium & 90 small ornaments from Dollar Tree)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Ribbon
I ended up having to get 4 more tubes of the smallest ornaments to fill in the gaps!

Start by taking the hook holders off the ornaments (the ones from Dollar Tree just popped right off!). 


Next, put hot glue on the ornament (right where you pulled the hook holders off) and push it into your foam wreath form. Continue doing this around the front of the wreath. 



Then, do the same thing around the outside and inside edges of the wreath form. 



Fill in all remaining gaps with the rest of your ornaments! The ornaments will not be able to push into the foam anymore as you continue layering them, so just begin gluing the them to the surrounding ornaments when this happens.

Finally, add the ribbon and it is ready to hang! This was such an easy and inexpensive project, costing under $20. I love the result!


5 comments:

  1. So gorgeous! And you cannot beat under $20. It's never too early for Christmas- I think I'm going to try and start putting the tree up today!

    XO/Lena @ Root&Blossom

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  2. This is awesome! Heading to the dollar store right now to make this! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. This looks great! I tried one last year and it was complete fail. You give me hope to try it again! Would love for you to come and share at my linky party http://mommyondemand.com/create-bake-6/

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  4. Beautiful wreath and I love that you were able to make it for a lot less! Thanks for sharing this project at The Pin Junkie. It was featured in today's Christmas decorating roundup. http://www.thepinjunkie.com/2013/12/christmas-decorating-ideas.html Hope you can stop by and grab a featured button and be sure to share your best Christmas crafts at tonight's party for another chance to be featured.

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