Tis the season to get crafty! For some reason the holidays always seem to bring a little extra craftiness out. Making this fabulous DIY ornament wreath was not only super fun but insanely easy to do! With just about $12 in supplies (mostly found at Ikea and the Dollar Tree) you can make this beautiful wreath personalized to with whatever colors and style ornaments you fancy best.
- 12 inch metal wreath frame
- 4 1/2 yards tinsel metallic tinsel garland
- 55-65 round ornaments of various sizes and colors
- Floral wire or bendable wire hooks from the ornaments
- 42 inches of wired ribbon 1.5 inches wide
- Wire cutters
- Hot glue gun and glue
Using a 12″ metal wreath frame and bendable floral wire (or the Christmas decoration hooks that came with your ornaments) attach the ornaments one at a time to the bottom-inside portion of the wire wreath. Simply bend the wire through the ornament and wrap it around the wreath frame tightly. Once it is secure, using wire cutter – cut off the excess wire.
Continue to do this step until all of the ornaments are touching and creating a center circle of ornaments (as pictured above). To secure the ornaments a little extra use hot glue in between each ornament where they are touching (pictured above).
Once the inside portion of the wreath has been filled with ornaments began to wrap metallic tinsel garland around the wire frame. Use hot glue to secure the tinsel at the ends (pictured below).
Now that the wreath frame is now fully covered in tinsel and the inner ornaments circle has been made (with all of the same size and shaped ornaments), you can begin gluing the next round of same sized and shaped ornaments directly to the tinsel covered wreath. Glue one ornament at a time to the tinsel as well as to its neighboring ornament, working your way all the way around the wreath.
Once the wreath has been mostly covered, use your remaining ornaments in various sizes to fill in gaps and create a more random design. Place them on top, in between, on the bottom, where ever you see fit around the wreath.
The final step of making the ribbon bow is much simpler then you would think. Simply take a piece of wire ribbon about 18 inches in length and fold a loop. Then repeat these loops 5 more times, squeezing them together at the base of each loop. Secure the loop bow at the base with hot glue or a piece of wire twisted around the base. Now with the two 12 inch pieces of wire ribbon wrap them around a round dowel of some type (the handle of a broom, mop or 1-2 inch dowel). Gently remove the ribbon from the dowel, allowing the ribbon to hold it’s winded shape. Glue these two pieces of ribbon to the previously assembled bow. Viola! It’s so simple and only takes about 5 minutes to make! If you are not interested in making your own bow, you can purchase pre-made bows for a pretty reasonable price at the craft store.
Attach the wired ribbon bow to the ornament wreath and the designer look will be complete! This wreath only took about 30 minute to make, it was so easy and really a lot of fun. On top of that I found it to be more affordable to make myself than to buy a previously made ornament wreath. Plus when you make your own wreath you can select whatever colors, textures, and sized ornaments you would like!