DIY 02: Ornament WreathDecember 2nd, 2012 | Posted by in 12 DIY's Of Christmas | DIY | Holidays/Seasons | Home Renovation
This wreath takes a bit of time, but it’s worth it! I love the look. It’s so full and chunky and costs less than $25. If you have extra decorations lying around, you could probably do this project for free. I chose all silver and grey shatter proof balls for my wreath, which I bought at Dominion for about $15. I kept the colours neutral in case I decide to switch my accent colour, but you can also use multi coloured balls. I used a lime green ribbon to tie in the rest of the green accents in my living room.
- Hot glue gun
- Foam wreath (I got mine from Michaels)
- Garland (optional but recommended)
- Large box of shatter proof ornaments (I got mine at Dominion)
Step 1: Wrap Wreath With Garland
Wrap the garland around the wreath, so it covers the foam, and hot glue in place. This helps fill in spots where there are no balls, but you don’t have to do this step. On mine you can see little spikes of garland sticking through, which I like, but if you don’t just make sure you have some small ornaments to fill in the little gaps.
Step 2: Organize Your Decorations
Separate your shatter proof balls and organize by size. I used the biggest on the outside, making sure they all fit around with no gaps, and the smaller ones on the inside. Place them first to make sure they fit before you glue.
Step 3: Start Gluing
Start by hot gluing the outside balls on to the wreath first. Keep the wreath on a flat surface so the ornaments are not too far back. Then repeat on the inside.
Step 4: Fill In Holes
Fill the rest of the wreath with different size ornaments and glue them all in place until you are happy with the fullness.
Step 5: Ribbon
Wrap a thick ribbon around one side of the wreath for hanging. I used a zip tie behind mine to attach the ribbon because I didn’t want it to cover the front of the wreath.
Step 6: Hanging
Hang on your wall, your door, above your fireplace or over your mirror!