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Tuesday, December 1, 2015

DIY Ornament Wreath

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.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY wreath made with dollar store ornaments and a foam wreath form


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.

Vintage, Paint and more... foarm wreath form, burlap ribbon and dollar store ornaments used to make diy an ornament wreath

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)

Vintage, Paint and more... fist step of diy ornament wreath - wrap ribbon around wreath

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.

Vintage, Paint and more... tie a piece of twine on wreath form to make a hanger in diy ornament wreath

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.

Vintage, Paint and more... applying large ornaments to wreath form of a diy ornament wreath

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.  

Vintage, Paint and more... adding various size ornaments to a diy ornament wreath

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.

Vintage, Paint and more... filling in the gaps with smaller ornaments on a diy ornament wreath

The last step was adding the small ornaments in any holes I noticed or to help even the wreath out where it needed something.

Vintage, Paint and more... DIY Ornament Wreath done with dollar store ornaments and a foam wreath form

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.

Vintage, Paint and more... dollar store ornaments used to make a simple and quick diy ornament wreath on a budget

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.

I will be linking up to the parties listed on the Where I Party page.  Be sure to visit them and check out all the great inspiration and creativity found at each one.

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    1. Thank you, Lou. I was happy with the way it turned out.

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    1. Thank you so much Danielle. I am loving it for sure.

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  3. This came out so pretty. I love wreaths.

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    1. I seem to be stuck on wreaths this year. I think this is my third one to make.

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  4. It's gorgeous! I've always wanted to make one of these. You've inspired me!
    Xokathleen

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    1. Thank you Kathleen. It's so quick and simple - I had a great time making it and I think you will too.

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  5. I love this!! It is so festive looking and looks pretty easy to make. It would make a fun Christmas wreath to make as a family project. Wishing you a blessed weekend!!

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    1. Thank you Nicole. It is quite simple to do and doesn't take long at all.

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  6. Thanks so much for sharing this great tutorial. I have made an ornament wreath before but I used a white tinsel wreath. This is a different take on an ornament wreath and I love it!!
    Hugs,
    Deb

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    1. Thanks Debbie. I have not seen them made with tinsel but I bet they are gorgeous.

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  7. I love it! Thanks for posting this tutorial. I have a red door, so i'm thinking that a wreath with silver and gold ornaments would look great.

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    1. Oh yes, Janice. I think a silver and gold one would be gorgeous on your door.

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  8. It's gorgeous, Cathy. Thank you for linking with us at #HomeMattersParty. We would love to have you next week again.

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    1. Thank you so much Sahana and thank you for hosting.

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  9. You are right, it is so pretty. I am curious to know have heavy this kind of wreath is?

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    1. These are very light Julia as the balls are plastic. Thank you for stopping by.

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  10. This turned out so pretty and I love the colors you used!

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  11. I've always liked ornament wreaths and yours turned out so pretty! Your tutorial made it seem very doable. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  12. I've always wanted to try on of these. Thanks for sharing the great tutorial at The Creative Circle. It's stunning! xoxo

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  13. That look wonderful! I also love the pine cone wreath! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  14. Hi Cathy,
    Wow, your DIY Christmas wreath came out so pretty!
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial with us at Cooking and Crafting with J&J.
    Julie

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  15. I love this wreath Cathy! Such a great idea and so pretty. Thanks so much for linking this up to our Bewitchin' Projects Block Party last week. You are one of my feature picks over at Recreated Designs tomorrow. Hugs, Lisa

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  16. I've always loved these! They look so pretty!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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