The ornament wreath I created last year was one of my all time favorite projects.
It seemed to be one of yours, too, and so many of you sent me amazing pictures of wreaths you created using the tutorial.
Unfortunately, Tootie and Cheese felt differently and Ornament Wreath Version 1.0 didn't survive the winter.
The little beasts did what they do best.
They destroyed it.
However, at this stage in the cat ownership game, I've made my peace.
They get excited over a piece of yarn. So, when I hang shiny, glittery things ALL OVER the house once a year, who can blame them?
But, let's be honest. I love making these, and this was a great excuse to make another one!
I made it a little more colorful this year, but stuck to the same formula I used last year. I used mostly dollar store supplies, and it only cost me around $10 to make!
So, here it is...version 2.0.
Even though I now have this situation going on, I decided to hang the ornament wreath in the bedroom like I did last year.
Why not? I like it in there.
Update: I totally called it. :)
I was so inspired by all of the colorful versions that you guys showed me last year, that I just had to add a little color to this year's version.
Oh, and yes, the bedroom has changed slightly again.
It's becoming compulsive at this point.
Please console me with similar tales of how you constantly rearrange, too.
Here's a quick tutorial in case you want to make one of your own. These are truly so easy to make, and it was even easier the second time around.
I'm becoming quite the quickdraw with a glue gun.
First things first.
You're going to need tons of ornaments. I probably used 100.
This part could totally break the bank, so I went to the dollar store and got 4 tubes of gold and silver ornaments and 1 wooden wreath. That gave me 80 ornaments and a wreath form for $4. Then I went to Walmart and found the green ornaments for $5.
Mission complete. Math lesson also complete.
To get started, remove the tops off of the ornaments,
and then hotglue the ornaments around the inside of the wreath, with the tops facing up.
Next, do the same thing around the outside of the wreath.
Flip the entire thing over and it should look something like the below picture.
Can we pause for a moment and laugh at the miniature 'Where's Waldo' version of myself that made it into every. single. picture? Oops.
Now, just fill in the gaps with the rest of your ornaments. I even added a few small ones around the outside.
I like to use several different sizes of ornaments, and have done that on both of the wreaths I've made. I typically use a few large ornaments, tons of medium ornaments, and then even more small ornaments. Using really small ornaments fills in the gaps better, and it just kinda adds a little extra something to the wreath. This year I used glittery ornaments and some textured ornaments, too.
I hung the wreath with a lucite wreath hanger and tied a piece of festive ribbon at the top.
And that's all there is to it!
I will warn you though. If you make one of these, you are going to want to turn your house into a wreath factory. If I thought I could rationally explain to Jesse why there were 15 wreaths in my house, I would make 14 more of these.
Don't say I didn't warn you.
For related posts, you can check out the following:
THIS IS SO CRAZY.
This year's Christmas tree reveal and a favorite project
My 10 best Christmas ideas
The wreath that started it all.
Another $10 wreath idea.
A ridiculous amount of DIY ornaments...
I might have to make some cat stockings this year.
'Til next time!