I had seen this technique for making an ornament wreath online several years ago and had filed it away in the back of my mind and decided to give it a try this year using some of the great Shatterproof Ornaments available from At Home. You can find almost any color you can think of in these ornaments, so you can create wreaths of any color combination to go with your Christmas decor, I love the multi-colored one I created today but this would be just as beautiful all of one color. I’m definitely going to pick up other colors while they’re available so we can create other wreaths through the year for other holidays. I bought everything I needed at At Home except for my glue gun and glue sticks which I already had. Here’s several pics showing you the process to create the wreath and I’ll go into more detail with the pictures, Enjoy!!!
Here’s everything I used: One rope of red garland, a wreath form, one tube of large ornaments and I used only one of the tubes of smaller ornaments. At the end, I used some even smaller ornaments I happened to have to fill in empty spots.
I started by simply tying the garland onto the wreath form, I tied it to the back wire on the form…
…then I wound the garland around the wreath form, round and round and round.
When I got to the end I tied that end to the wreath form as well.
I started with my largest ornaments first, I applied hot glue to the top of the ornament and all over the ornament hanger…
…then pressed the top of the ornament into the tinsel garland. The garland grabs onto the hot glue and sets up in seconds.
I did the same thing with several other larger ornaments. I thought of the wreath as a clock and applied a red ornament at 12 and 6 then green ornaments at 3 and 9 and filled in between those with gold.
After I attached all the large ornaments I started with the smaller ones, filling in between the large ornaments both on the outside of the wreath and the inside.
You’ll end up with ornaments of the same color beside each other but that’s OK, especially if the ornaments are same color but have different finishes on them.
You can also see the red tinsel garland peeking through but I like it, it gives another texture to the wreath.
In this close-up picture, you can see the smallest ornaments I used to fill in between the middle sized ornaments and still have tinsel garland peeking through.
All you need to do is pick your color scheme and start gluing.
I’m really happy with how this turned out, I’ll be using this for a long time to come.
This ornament wreath was really a lot more simple than I thought It was going to be and I’m anxious to try other color combos and textures. Thanks to At Home for working with me on this series of decorating posts. Give it a try and if you do please let me know. Have a great Monday, 13 days until Christmas.