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DIY Ornament Wreath

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

I have been wanting to make an ornament wreath for practically forever, ever since I spotted the original here a few years ago.   Last year I went a little crazy on ornaments and other trimmings at the after-Christmas sales (more on that later), which meant this year I finally had enough ornaments to spare.

My original plan for this wreath was to hang it over my faux mantel in the living room, above my pretty little display of candles, greenery, and scalloped felt trees (more on that later too), but alas, once it was done I realized that a.) it was too heavy and fragile to safely hang without putting a huge anchor (and hole) in the middle of the wall and b.) it doesn’t lie flat against the wall which makes it difficult to hang.

 I first tried it on one of our back doors from an over-the-door wreath hook, which worked  well and looked nice but wasn’t practical for all the coming and going we do through that door (again, too fragile!)  Husband then had the brilliant idea of hanging it from the curtain rod in the middle of our front window, which was the perfect solution.  Just know that if you do decide to make this wreath, you will need to be creative when it comes to hanging it!

This was a great project to do with the girls because it was so easy.  They really enjoyed stringing the ornaments on the hanger, and I pretty much let them at it without much direction.  However in retrospect I probably should’ve used all shatterproof ornaments and made sure to first secure the tops of the ornaments with hot glue, since we had quite a few ornament casualties, especially when we were trying to connect the two ends and get it hung up.  Overall, though, I just love how it turned out!

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

Here is what you will need:

ornaments–LOTS & LOTS!  (We used about 70)
wire hanger
pair of pliers 
glue gun (we didn’t use it but we should have)
wired ribbon for bow
  

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

We started by using a pair of pliers to shape the wire hangers into a circle.  This part takes about thirty seconds.

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

Once that was done, we carefully untwisted the top of the hanger and the girls began carefully sliding the ornaments onto the wire from both sides, varying the sizes and colors as they went.  Again, if we were to do it again, I would have made sure to FIRST SECURE THE TOPS USING HOT GLUE.  For kids, shatterproof ornaments are probably also better.  For the record, my kids were very careful with the glass and they didn’t actually break any while they were doing this part–that all happened later–but better safe than sorry!

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

Once the hanger was full, my husband helped me re-twist the top of the hanger into place.  This was definitely a two-adult job!

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

We used the pliers to bend the to of the hanger into a nice hook, then I shaped a pretty bow out of the wire ribbon to finish it off.

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

Isn’t it pretty?  It is everything I dreamed it would be…and more!  Now to find something to hang over my mantel……

DIY Ornament Wreath | DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath | Easy Ornament Wreath | Diy Christmas Decor

19 Comments

  1. November 26 at 08:23AM

    Looks awesome! I definitely want to make this.

    • Ruth
      November 29 at 07:21PM

      Thanks Michelle! 🙂

  2. Gail
    November 26 at 10:22AM

    That is so pretty! It looks great hanging on your window. I hope you are planning to share more of your Christmas decorations!

    • Ruth
      November 29 at 07:22PM

      Thanks Gail! I am planning on doing a holiday decoration post very soon! 🙂

  3. Kristi
    November 26 at 11:54AM

    Really, really cute! I’m usually not a crafty kind of gal, but this I just may attempt!

    • Ruth
      November 29 at 07:22PM

      Thanks Kristi!

  4. Alisha
    November 26 at 08:58PM

    Ohhh, I love this! So pretty and classic…adding it to my to-do list of DIY projects!

    • Ruth
      November 29 at 07:21PM

      Thanks Alisha!

  5. lissa
    December 3 at 10:21AM

    Thank you! There were so many examples of how to do this online, but for whatever reason, yours was the easiest for me to follow. I made one with our favorite football team colors and absolutely love it! Thank you again, and Merry Christmas to you and yours!!

  6. Brooke
    December 12 at 12:06PM

    This is beautiful! I am in love with the ornaments. Where did you buy them?

  7. Anonymous
    December 14 at 07:16PM

    I Love this. My sister in-law paid $60.00 for one almost like this.

  8. Kavita
    December 5 at 02:17PM

    I just made this and it came out great!! Thank you for the easy directions!!

  9. Anonymous
    November 25 at 10:40PM

    That’s a really good idea, hon! I love it. I’m gonna go grab the stuff at Michael’s right now

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