Monday, December 2, 2013

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath {Holiday Decorating}

Christmas is fast approaching, so today I want to share a DIY holiday project that can easily be done in one afternoon. Christmas is my favorite holiday and l love decorating the house inside and out. Sometimes I can go a bit overboard, but it's all in fun. 

Every year I try to create a new decoration to add to my Christmas collection and I've always had a soft spot for DIY and  homemade decorations. As a Walmart mom I was challenged to come up with a Holiday Decorating Idea that utilizes items from the Christmas Department at Walmart. 

I needed a new wreath for the inside of our home, so today I'm going to show you how easy it is to make your own Christmas Ornament Wreath. I wasn't sure if I could pull this one off or not, but I'm so excited at how it turned out.  

I'm a traditional girl, so I chose traditional red and green ornaments for my wreath. There was also a few gold ornament included in the variety package that worked perfectly to help balance out all the colors. What I love most about this wreath is once displayed you can't even tell that the ornaments are shatterproof. They look just like real glass ball ornaments.

The price of the wreath came in at just under $25. I chose a larger decorative bow for $5.98, but you can get a less expensive one. If you already have glue sticks that will take it down even more. The holiday time shatterproof ornaments were priced at $8.98 for a 41 count package and $4.98 for additional 26 ornaments. Lets get started.

Supplies Needed (all purchased at Walmart)  
  • 65 - 70  Shatterproof Ornaments various colors 
  • Holiday Time Decorative Bow 
  • 1 - 2 inch wide holiday ribbon (to hang the wreath)
  • Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
  • One Wire Clothes Hanger
  • Pliers 

    1) Start by removing all the ornaments from the packaging. 2) Remove the caps from each ornament ball and dab with a little hot glue. Quickly place the cap back on each ornament (This will keep them from popping off once the ornaments are strung onto the wire hanger). 

    3) Next, untwist the end of the hanger (you may need pliers), then string one ornament at a time, making sure to alternate the placement and colors as desired. Try to keep the ornaments bunched as close together as possible. 4) When all the ornaments are added straighten them a bit. Using the pliers twist the hanger back together.

    To secure it to a door (interior) I covered the hanger hook with a decorative bow (attaching the ties from the decorative bow the hanger hook). Then I ran some ribbon in a matching color through the whole wreath and tied a bow at the top to hang it.


    Christmas Ornament Wreath

    1 - wire clothes hanger
    65 - 70 round shatterproof ornaments (colors of your choice)
    glue sticks
    glue gun
    ribbon (to hang wreath)
    large decorative bow 
    pliers

    Take the wire clothes hanger and bend it into a circle (sorry I forgot to take a photo of this part). Try to get it as close to a circle as you can. Remove the caps from all the ornaments. You will want to secure the metal cap to each ornament ball. 

    Do this by dabbing on a little hot glue and pressing the cap back on the ornament. This way, the cap will remain attached as the ornaments are strung on the clothes hanger. 

    Next, untwist the end of the hanger (you may need pliers), then string one ornament at a time, making sure to alternate the placement and colors as desired. 

    When you have all the ornaments strung. Arrange and straighten them a bit. Using the pliers twist the hanger back together. 

    To secure it to a interior door I covered the hanger hook with a decorative bow (attaching the ties from the decorative bow the hanger hook). Then I ran some ribbon in a matching color through the wreath and tied a bow at the top to hang the wreath.

    Wreath measures: approx: 16x18 inches


    Inspired by: That What {Che} Said


    I how this wreath turned out that I can wait to make a second one. I think this wreath would make a nice gift for that special someone.



     
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    8 comments:

    Pan Cuisine said... #

    Thank you for sharing this. I am so in apt in anything creative, but this seems pretty easy to put together...got to give it a try. You are awesome!!

    Marsha Baker said... #

    It is just beautiful! Great tutorial too.Thanks.

    Colleen said... #

    Beautiful and so very easy to make.
    Thanks for the tutorial
    ColleenB.

    Brenda riley said... #

    Beautiful, o have one question how did you run the ribbon through it then do the bow?

    Tina Butler said... #

    The big decorative bow has twisty ties on it, so I attached those to the hook part of the hanger. For the ribbon to hang the wreath I just pulled it through a part of the wreath in the middle and tied it into a bow at the top. That is the part it hangs from.

    frifken said... #

    BRAVO TINA! Love your "recipe" and instructions for this wreath. The best part is NO CALORIES! I'll be making it today...in gold and silver.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Website link to Knee Doctor Dr Alexandria Schnee said... #

    I LOVE this time of year. I too have the tradition that I grew up with where our home would be just home in the morning and once I came in from school that afternoon it was a place of magic. I'm doing the same for my son and he loves it too.

    Anonymous said... #

    HI.....You did a gorgeous job making this! I was wondering though, what size is it when it's finished (diameter)? Also, what size are the balls you used (it usually says on the container)? Please let me know...thanks and Merry Christmas!