Happy Holidays, everyone!! Over here, I’m busy decorating, baking and shopping to get ready for the season. Long before I decided to start writing my blog, I made one of my favorite Christmas decorations, an ornament wreath which I love and use every season. As luck would have it, this year while taking it out of the box, I dropped it! It broke in half and several ornaments fell off and broke on the ground. Below is a picture of my decorating casualty. I was able to salvage the wreath, for the most part, glue it back together, and add some new ornaments, but honestly, it is just not the same. So I decided to make a new wreath and share it will you all.
Ornament wreaths look so pretty and you can make them for a sweet $20 on your own! A fraction of the price online or at any store. Plus, they also make great gifts! Here’s what you’ll need to create this beauty for yourself.
- 25 count ornament pack. Diameter: 1+ inches
- 50 count ornament pack. Diameter: 2+ inches
- Hot glue gun
- 15+ hot glue sticks
- Styrofoam wreath
I purchased all of these items at Hobby Lobby and during the holiday day season almost all Christmas decorations are 50% off. If you don’t own your own glue gun, purchasing one will add to your cost but you can use the 40% off Hobby Lobby coupon to reduce the cost.
Let’s get started! Start by lining and gluing your larger ornaments around the inside and outside of your Styrofoam wreath. I take off the hardware to hang the ornament to better be able to glue the ornament down. Let the hot glue dry before moving on to another ornament, blowing on it helps, it not they start to slide because the glue it hot. Once you have ornaments around the inside and outside start gluing and filling in the ornaments all along your wreath. Make sure to alternate colors. There really is not correct way to do this, just make sure you cover almost all of the white space. It helps to keep the ornaments in place by gluing them together. Let cool for a few seconds and move on the next. Once you have used all of your larger ornaments you will use the smaller ornaments to fill in the wreath and hide any white spots around the wreath. You want it to look full and with very little space of white showing.
Once you’re done, let the glue dry completely and your wreath is ready to be put on display!! It really is that easy! I hope you love your ornament wreath as much as I do mine. Hope you all have a great holiday season!