We’re kicking off the first of December with a new wreath I recently made and I think it’s one of my most favorite wreaths ever! Really! It’s a Christmas ornament wreath, and it’s all shiny and silver and makes me happy.
So pretty right? And of course it’s easy too! Just takes a lot of hot glue and a little bit of time.
And these have been around for a long time but it’s my first time to make one. So I wasn’t inspired by anyone particular and just kind of winged it on my own. Luckily it worked out! :) But they are ridiculously expensive at the stores!
First gather up your supplies.
We got our ornaments at The Home Depot…$19.99 for a 101 count of shatterproof ornaments? Yes, please. The blue ornaments are for something else coming up. Also make sure you have some smaller ornaments too to fill in with.
Then I took a straw wreath form, left it wrapped in the plastic, and then I covered it up with silver ribbon.
It’s a good idea to wrap the wreath in whatever color ornaments you will primarily be using so if there are any bare spots, they will be less noticeable.
First thing to note. When I started making the wreath I did not remove the tops on the ornament. I thought since they were all silver it would be ok. But after the first layer or 2 I decided to take the tops off and it’s better that way so just take them all off from the beginning.
I started glueing on the ornaments in the middle of the wreath first.
That was after the first layer. Then for the 2nd layer I just went in between each ornament.
I did that above and below the first row in the middle so I had a total of 3 layers or rows at the end.
Now this is where the smaller ornaments come in handy. I already had some small silver ornaments but you can get those also at Home Depot or the dollar store. But you use those to just fill in all of the gaps. And you really could just keep adding and adding and adding, but it’s up to you to make a sound decision as to when to quit. :)
And then just clean your door where you’ll be hanging it with the Swiffer and you’ll be good to go and hang it up.
I hung ours on the pantry door in the kitchen and I really love it in there.
That’s the main reason why I chose all silver because I knew it would look great against the charcoal door and all of the stainless hardware in there.
You of course can hang with pretty ribbon too, but if you do, be sure and add that early on, like when you are wrapping the wreath form in ribbon.
So that’s it guys! Another simple, inexpensive, and beautiful wreath to make!
Out of the 101 box of ornaments, I used a little more than half, plus then all the little ones I used. So just make sure you have an abundance of ornaments, and lots of glue sticks on hand. :)
Disclosure: Thanks to The Home Depot and Proctor & Gamble for sponsoring this post for their Seasons Cleanings Challenge