DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath
I have seen these on Pinterest, and real crafters are always sharing their versions of making these DIY Christmas ornament wreaths on their YouTube channels and blogs. They make it look sooooo easy! So I finally committed to making one this year. Partially because I needed another video for my YouTube channel’s 12 days of Christmas DIY projects, and partially because I have always wanted one, but couldn’t justify spending the money to buy one. But this past weekend, I finally did it. And I am very glad that I did.
Although this was not as easy as I thought it would be, more than one time I almost gave up. But I stuck with it, and I am really happy with the end result.
I wanted to share with you how I did it, and that is what today’s blog post is all about.
DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath
To make this wreath, this is what I used, and I got everything for this wreath at Dollar Tree.
- 7 Packages of shatterproof ornaments
- Wire wreath form
- 1 Package of silver jingle bells (package of 9)
- Gold glitter bow
- Green garland
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
First, I opened all of the ornaments and heated up my glue gun. Then I found my wire wreath form. I had bought these a while ago with the intention of making a wreath like this a long time ago.
And then I arranged the larger ornaments around the edge of the wreath and tried to figure out how to glue them to the wreath form.
It took a little bit or rearranging when I got started, but I learned that ultimately it didn’t rally matter how I did the ornaments. It all worked out in the end.
Then I just kept adding ornaments to the wreath. I would glue some to the wire form, and other I would glue to the already secured ornaments.
And while I was attaching the 70+ ornaments, a few times I was thinking this wasn’t going to work, but I just kept going.
When I had most of the ornaments in place, I took out the jingle bells, and secured them onto the wreath as well. There was no pattern or plan. I just wanted to have the wreath look full, and the jingle bells really helped to give this wreath it’s final look.
One of the tubes of ornaments had fallen to the floor after I thought I was done. So I flipped the wreath over to the back, and glued the found ornaments to the outer edge of the wreath. I am so glad I found them!
Adding A Final Touch
And when I flipped the wreath back over, I had a thought in my head about adding some green, or some sort of garland to the back of the wreath. Pictures of the ornaments lying on a bed of green filled my head, and I thought that would look pretty.
I had some left over garland and attached it to the outermost layer of the ornaments. Using my glue gun, I attached the garland to each ornament.
In the end, I am happy I decided to do this. To me it just looked complete.
I had intended to hang this outside, but after it was done, I liked it so much I switched out the other wreaths I had to give this one a special place on my front door, facing into the living room. That way we can enjoy it, and it is protected from the elements.
Total Cost To DIY An Ornament Wreath
I ended up spend about $10.00 to make this wreath. I wasn’t sure how it would end up, and it wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. But, in the end, it was worth it.
And Dollar Tree was having a contest for people to share their DIY holiday decorations. The grand prize is a $100.00 gift card to Dollar Tree!
I entered about 4 different photos if projects I made. I hope I win! Thinking about what I could buy for $100.00 at the Dollar Tree is definitely a fun thought!
They will share the winners of their contest sometime today, and maybe, just maybe I will be able to write a blog post that I won one of those gift cards. We shall see. But in the mean time, I have a pretty Christmas ornament wreath hanging on my door to remind me of the fun I had making this wreath!