Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Ornament Wreath How-To

You probably noticed my pride and joy, the ornament wreath, in a recent post. 
I've loved them for a long time, seeing similar ones in stores and such for years. However, I'd rather not waste most of a paycheck on something that will neither feed me nor give me warmth. 

This was an easy project, requiring almost zero talent and certainly zero wreath forms (saving money!), so I'll share what I did. 

Lots of round Christmas ornaments (mine are from the dollar store) - I used 80-90 between the medium and small sizes and would recommend a variety of sizes to fill the gaps
1 Wire hanger (thankfully Carson had one that I hijacked, otherwise this project wouldn't have happened)
Hot glue gun
Lots of glue sticks
Ribbon (for hanging)

I didn't really take pictures of all of my steps since this was simple, but here's what I did:

1. Untwist the wire hanger and bend it into a circle.

2. Glue the plastic tops to the rest of the ornaments (otherwise, I discovered, they fall off, ruining the wreath and trying your patience. This doesn't take long, but do it FIRST!)

3. Slip the ornaments on the hanger one by one. They'll sort of fall into place on the wreath. The little ones help to fill in the gaps.

4. Once it looks like you want it to, glue the balls to one another, so they stay put. I didn't glue every single one, just enough so it was more sturdy.

5. Re-twist the top of the hanger together so that it's a circle. This was difficult, so I enlisted Carson and some pliers
6. Admire your wreath!

I put mine in my living room because I like it a lot and if the weather messed it up on the front door, I'd be sad. Isn't it lovely?

1 comment:

  1. Cute! I want to find some glass balls in my favorite Christmas colors and make one.


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