Ornament Wreath How-to

Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!! I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful meal with people they are thankful for today. I am resting in a room of my sleeping family members and dogs right now and nothing makes my heart feel warmer.

After Thankgiving, Christmas really starts to make its appearance. I admit I have done a lot of my decorating early because it was putting me in the spirit. One of my favorite projects from last year was making an ornament wreath. Here is a photo of the first one I made. I love it and was so excited to hang it up again this year 🙂

Last year was my first year being able to decorate a place of my own so when I started to get all of my decorations I went with a metallic theme and included a lot of non traditional colors. My wreath brings out most of the colors from my tree and other decor.

I recruited my friend Brittany last weekend to undertake round 2 of this project with me! I wanted to make an ornament wreath for my mom because she has the perfect spot above the fireplace at my mom and dad’s house to hang a big wreath.  My mom’s decorations are much more traditional colors so I made her wreath with green, red, and gold.

If you are interested in trying to make a wreath of your own here are the supplies you will need:

– Hot glue gun (mine is a mini cordless from Michaels. I love not having to be plugged in!!!)

– Styrofoam wreath form in any size of your choosing. You can find these at any craft store and they are very inexpensive. I got my large sized one this year for $7!

– Ornaments and any other decor of your choosing! I used a bow on each of mine as well as some smaller than standard ornaments to mix in and add variety.

**In order to create a large sized wreath I needed about 85-90 ornaments. Typically the large “towers” of ornaments you can buy will have 50 in each so I went through almost 2 towers!

My recommendation is to remove the cap/hooks from your ornaments before you glue them. They very easily pull off.

I started with my gluing on the outside edge of the wreath being careful to glue so that the caps of the ornaments aren’t showing. After you’ve finished your outside edge it’s really anything goes! That’s the beauty of the project….there aren’t many rules or steps to follow 🙂 you can make as many layers as you’d like and just fill in as you go, using the different colors strategically so that you spread them out evenly.

Here is the finished product for my mom!

I am excited for her to hang it up at home when she does her decorating so I can see it in its place above the fireplace!

If anyone would like to make a wreath together or if you would like to buy a wreath from me I would be more than happy to make one for you. You can just let me know what size and color scheme you’re going for and I can take care of the rest 🙂

Enjoy the rest of your day with family and I will be back soon with a post about the rest of my Christmas decorating!


xoxo Jen

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