Saturday, December 1, 2012

Ornament Wreath


Christmas is in 24 days people...TWENTY-FOUR.

Is anyone finished with their Christmas shopping yet? Oh you are? Please don't tell me then, you do-gooder-shop-in-September types freak me out.

Just kidding, I'm just jealous.

This wreath though, would make a great host/hostess gift and can be made with any color ornaments. This one though, comes straight from the Dollar Tree.

Grand total you ask? 11 whopping dollars! And only because I had to buy all of the ornaments. Oh how I love a steal...

You Will Need:
-You need about 80 various sized Ornaments in total (I bought 4 packages of 12 piece ornaments and 6 packs of 5 piece)
-A Wire Hanger ("NO MORE WIRE HANGERS!!!")
-2 inch wide decorative ribbon
-Your handy dandy glue gun

And patience...

I should have photographed the process more so bear with me.

Unhook your wire hanger by untwisting directly under the hook and shape the hanger into a circle form. I bent and shaped mine for a little while to get it even.

Glue the top hooks on the ornament to the ball, when necessary, as you don't want them to come loose.

Now start stringing each ornament, varying the direction until your wreath is full. Don't stress at first if the ornaments just hang there, the more you place the tighter it will get (make sure the ornaments are as close together as possible)! Also, it is important to change the size to fill in the gaps. Once your wreath is full, re-twist the top of the hanger together and please, bust out your pliers if you need to. 

To hide the hanger hook (uhh right?) tie a pretty bow around it that is about 2 inches wide.

Hope this tutorial was easy enough, trust me if I can do it... So can you! And please link up your wreaths in the comments section... I'm kind of obsessed!

Happy Holidays!!!



5 comments :

  1. Terrific project, Veronica!! I would love for you to link this post to my Tasty Thursdays linky party going on right now. Thanks, Nichi http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2012/12/tasty-thursdays-20.html

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    1. Thanks Nichi I will definitely link it up :)

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  2. Veronica, your ornament wreath is just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing it at our Strut Your Stuff Saturday link party. We are so glad you came and love to have you share your ideas and recipes!! -The Six Sisters

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I just love your link party and blog :)

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  3. Veronica,
    I love this wreath! I'm definitely going to try this one this season :) I love the new look of you blog (in case I haven't mentioned this before) it's very clean and professional looking.

    xoxo,
    Michelle

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