diy: christmas ornament wreath


1 wreath form (I used metal)
Hot glue gun
Lots of hot glue sticks
Many, many sparkly holiday ornaments (in various sizes)

I’ve been talking about making a holiday ornament wreath for several weeks now and am thrilled I finally gathered all the supplies and put this little front porch sparkler together!

Here’s how:

1. Gather your wreath form and sparkly ornaments and plug in your hot glue gun. Gently pop the metal tops off your ornaments so they will adhere to the wreath easier. Once the tops are taken off, the ornaments should look something like this:

2. Working quickly, apply a ring of hot glue to the top of the ornament, going around twice to make sure the glue is thick enough.

3. Immediately place the ornament, glue side down, onto your wreath form. Press and hold until the glue begins to dry. Repeat all the way around the form until you have a base layer of ornaments.

4. Once the first layer of ornaments are attached, glue remaining ornaments on top of the first layer to create a fuller wreath and further hide the metal frame.

Add a little glue to secure the sides of the ornaments on the second layer.

5. After your second layer is complete, fill in any gaps with smaller ornaments. I used several tiny gold balls on this step.

Here’s what the bottom of the wreath looks like:

6. Once all the ornaments are attached, trim ribbon to desired length and weave through the back of the wreath. Tie the ribbon in a bow and hang it up!

I made the sparkly garland on the front door out of scrap ribbon and foam stockings and trees found in the Dollar Spot at Target! Punch a couple holes, string the ribbon through and viola! Instant door decor.

Ta-da! You’re finished!

*I purchased all of my ornaments at the local Dollar Tree store for a whopping grand total of $8. They aren’t the quality I’d use to decorate a tree but work fabulously well for this project!

I found the wreath form and ribbon in a box of holiday goodies we received from Karl’s Grandma Joey, but I’m sure you can buy metal forms at JoAnn’s or Michaels.

3 thoughts on “diy: christmas ornament wreath”

  1. I did the same thing this weekend!! Super simple, right? Mine is going to be a gift, but it looks awfully nice in my entryway, though. :)

    Can’t wait to see more holiday happenings around your house, Meredith!

  2. Amanda, that’s so fun! Ornament wreaths are all the rage. :) I have a few more holiday things to post soon! Hope your holiday season is merry and cozy!

  3. Mere, the wreath project is so cool! I love your thrifty ways too! Jamie (Ben’s fiance) is into making cork wreaths. Hope all is well! :)

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