Wreaths made with ornaments have a Christmasy look all their own. An ornament wreath just feels a bit more fun—and festive—than a traditional garland wreath. It’s something about the shiny baubles reflecting Christmas lights that I love so much.
I’ve wanted an ornament wreath to add a little sparkle to my front door for a while. But after seeing the prices of store-bought ornament wreaths, I knew I wanted to make my own. ($40 for a wreath!?) Besides saving money when you make your own ornament wreath, you can also customize it any way you want. You get to choose the exact color combination and size. I crafted mine with a mixture of gold hues. I also chose to make a medium-sized wreath, but now I really want to make a mini version too.
Putting together an ornament wreath couldn’t be easier. Here’s how you can make your own homemade ornament wreath for $10 or less.
Ornaments, $5 (I bought five tubes of 12 ornaments at Dollar Tree. I would recommend buying a few more if you’re making a large wreath. I supplemented with a few ornaments I already had.)
Wire hanger, Free (You could use any wire you have on hand. For example, picture hanging wire.)
Hot glue gun
1) The most important step in your wreath-making is to take all of the caps off of your ornaments and then reattach them with a dab of hot glue. It takes a bit of time, but you’ll be happy you did it. Re-securing the caps will keep them from detaching from the bulb and breaking.
2) Bend your wire into a circular shape and start stringing all of your ornaments onto the wire. Alternate the colors as you go. Keep in mind that the back of the wreath won’t be flat. All of the ornaments will squish together.
3) After all of your ornaments are on the wire twist the top of the wire to secure it. Be very careful not to twist it too tight or your bulbs will pop off. Tie a pretty ribbon to the top and you’re done!
Have you made your own ornament wreath this year? Let me know in the comments…