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There are very few things in life I am absolutely picky about. For some reason one of those selective items is a wreath. I never saw one I fell in love with until I saw ornament wreaths floating around Pinterest. I knew I had to make one for myself. They are modern, simple, clean, light weight, and easy to store. They are also very versatile and a whole variety of color combinations and shapes can be used. Luckily they are so easy and economical to make, I won’t feel bad making a host of different hues.
One word of warning, do not underestimate the amount of ornaments you will need. It doesn’t look like much, but it does require quite a few, although it all will depend on the size of wreath you purchase for this project. Secondly it requires a lot of hot glue, so be prepared to use at least 12-14 sticks.
You will need:
A styrofoam or raffia wreath. I used an 18″ wreath
A variety of ornaments in different sizes. I used 35 large and 60 small ornaments
24″ of ribbon of your choice for hanging
Hot glue gun and lots of sticks
And that’s it! How easy is that?
1) Remove the tip off each ornament. I used pliers but most can be easily removed with your hands
2) Using hot glue, attach the ribbon to your wreath and wrap around a few times to ensure it is secured tightly.
3) Glue the large ornaments to the wreath making sure the top nib is not visible. I just made sure that I alternated the color of each ornament to ensure that it is spread uniformly and I didn’t wind up with sections of the same ornaments clustered together.
4) Once done with the large ornaments, glue the smaller ornaments, strategically covering any gaps. Again select ornaments of different finishes and colors. I made sure to glue small matte ornaments next to large shiny ones and vice versa, or silver ones next to gold, etc.
TIP: Stand back every one and a while to make sure you are attaching the ornaments in a uniform shape and you are achieving the look you want.
That’s it! Enjoy your new wreath!