I’ve come across a few tutorials on how to make a Christmas ornament wreath and just had to try it out for myself! Plus, with the kids being out of school, it’s truly the perfect time to put the kids to work on some holiday DIY crafts.
First, it really is just as easy as it looks and a lot of fun for everyone. To start, here are the supplies you’ll need:
- About 72-80 round, plastic or shatterproof ornaments. You can find these at the dollar store.
- 1 regular sized wire hanger.
- A few small strips of plastic evergreen foliage from either a Christmas tree or a plastic wreath or any other wreath fillers you like. (you’ll see why later).
You’ll have to unhinge the wire hanger and make it into a circle (or your best attempt at a circle).
Lay out your ornaments and mix up the colors as you like. This just helps you grab the ornaments you want without having to fuss with the packaging.
Start hooking all of the ornaments onto the wire hanger. It doesn’t matter that they will seem bunched up at first…that’s actually the point! To show you how easy this step is, here is the team I had completing this step for me:
Once all of the ornaments are placed on the hanger, go ahead and re-clasp the hanger. This was actually the hardest part for me for some reason because I ended up straightening it up a little too much in step 1.
Now’s the time to add all of your finishing
touches such as the ribbon and any other fillers you want to use. The ribbon was decorative of course, however I found the other fillers helpful for adding some form to the wreath. No matter how hard I tried, I felt like the wreath started to sag to the bottom because of gravity. Adding a little foliage to the sides between ornaments helped keep some ornaments to the top of the wreath.
Finally, go ahead and hang your wreath up at your front door and pat yourself on the back, you domestic diva you!
Do you have any other cool holiday DIY Tips? Share them below!