Hi everyone. I have been busily getting all the Christmas decorations out and put together as I am sure many of you are also. Such a busy time of year for all of us. I feel like I am behind and today is only December 1st. Next year I am going to start getting my plans together earlier than this year (but I say that every year). One can always hope.
Today I thought I would share with you a pretty little ornament wreath I made from Dollar Store items. This wreath cost me under $10 to make and I saw one similar to it - not quite as full - at a local craft store for $30. So if you're into DIY'ing like I am I'm sure you can make this simple little ornament wreath in an afternoon.
Isn't it pretty. I have decided to use mostly reds and golds this year so I used just red and gold ornaments to make this. So let's get on with the simple instructions so you can make one too.
You will need:
* 12 inch foam wreath
* roll of ribbon ( I used some red burlap ribbon)
* glue gun and glue sticks
* a piece of twine long enough to make a loop for hanging the wreath
* approximately 80 various size ornaments ( mine are the plastic ones)
First of all you want to wrap the wreath form with the ribbon you chose making sure no part of the form shows. I used some red burlap ribbon I found at the Dollar Store so that it would blend in with the red ornaments I was using.
Next you want to tie the piece of twine around the form to make a hanger for it. Your length depends on what you like.
Now it's time to start adding the ornaments. I bought 3 sizes - large, medium and small. I started with by laying the wreath flat on the table so that when I added the ornaments it would still be flat. I then started with the large and glued them to the wreath spacing them out a bit.
Next I started adding the other sizes - filling in areas where "holes" were. I added the medium and then the small ones. Making sure each ornament was seated securely.
The last step was adding the small ornaments in any holes I noticed or to help even the wreath out where it needed something.
This is it hanging on a door - so pretty. I have to say I was a bit surprised as to just how pretty it is. And it was so simple - I would say it took me about an hour to complete it. I'm definitely thinking of making a couple more.
This is a close up of it. I am so thrilled with how it turned out - especially since it was one of my first projects for this Christmas season. You will be seeing this later but in a different setting - when I finally get all the decor together. So hang in there with me - there's more to come for sure.
How about you - do you have your decorating all done or are you just beginning like me?
Love to hear from you so tell me about it in the comments below.
Until next time be sure to create something you love.
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