DIY Ornament Wreath

December 22, 2013

I've never stepped into the handmade wreath world, but this year figured I'd like to make the journey. I always see photos of cute wreaths all over my FB feed or Pinterest and, gosh darn it, I felt left out!

The first one I saw and absolutely LOVED was this:

I was a bit overwhelmed at the thought of all that hot gluing on a wreath and also questioned how well it would stay. Then I found another tutorial where you use a wire hanger. It seemed way easier and had less chance of me burning my finger off with hot glue. I can't find the tutorial I used, but here is a link to a similar one. 

And here is my finished product!

It was super simple and took only about 1 1/2 - 2 hours from start to finish. It cost me about $15 in ornaments from Dollar Tree (I bought around 100) and I had about 20 left over that we put on our tree. So in the end, I probably could've saved a few more dollars, but I'm still really happy with it! 

In case you don't want to follow the link above, the basic instructions are:

  1. Hot glue the tips onto the ornament themselves so that they don't fall off later
  2. Bend a wire hanger into a perfect circle
  3. Start stringing the ornaments onto the hanger, alternating sizes and colors and overlapping them so that all gaps are filled in
  4. Once all your ornaments are on, hook the two sides of your wire hanger together at the top
  5. Hang and enjoy!

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