I'm so excited to show ya'll my latest project. It may be my favorite yet.
After seeing how expensive ornament wreaths were in retail stores (often $100+!), I decided I would make my own. And I'm so glad I did, because it ended up being pretty simple and only cost me $10 total!
Can I get an amen.
Can I get an amen.
Plus, I went to celebrate my sweet cousin's graduation from law school last weekend and while I was there, I saw this little incredible creation hanging on her front door. And then I found out she had made hers, too.
So, after that, there was really no turning back. I had to have one. I decided to make mine using all sorts of gold and silver ornaments.
I hung it on the mirror in our master bedroom (since this was before I had Jesse build me the $20 mantel).
You can see more about the bedroom here.
It took me an entire post to explain it.
So, let's get to the tutorial.
First things first, you're going to need a lot of ornaments. I used more than a hundred on my wreath. I went to the dollar store and got 6 tubes of ornaments (which gave me about 75 ornaments in varying colors) and 1 small wooden wreath. I also had about 50 ornaments left over from this crazy adventure that I spray painted silver and white, so I used those, too.
The trick is to use several different sizes/colors of ornaments within your color scheme. Make sure you have big, medium, and small ornaments.
Before you begin you'll need to remove all of the metal tops off of the ornaments.
Then start by glue-ing ornaments around the inside of the wreath, facing up.
Then do the same thing on the outer edge of the wreath, still with the ornaments facing up.
Let the glue dry for a minute, then flip it over. It should look something like this.
Now, it's time to cover the wreath in ornaments.
Just start glueing.
I literally messed up and made it look weird about 10 times. Just peel the ornament back off, scrape off the glue, and try again.
Start with the big ornaments first, then glue the medium ornaments on, then fill in all the gaps with the small ornaments.
You'll still have a few gaps when all is said and done, but you won't notice when it's hung. I also debated on whether I wanted the glittery ornaments. In the end, I actually added extra. And then went even farther and added little disco balls, too. I also decided that I didn't like the white ornaments on it. So, rather than take them off, I just used silver Rub n Buff (affiliate link) which creates a silver leaf effect.
All in all, I absolutely love the way it turned out.
The beauty of this project is that you can make this wreath however you want. (Check out all of the different versions readers submitted here. They're awesome.)
After all of the ornaments were glued on, I attached a simple metal wreath hanger and tied a big bow at the top.
And that's all there was to it!
Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm so glad you're here!
(Pssst! To see the colorful Christmas ornament wreath I made this year, click here!)
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