Tuesday, December 4, 2018

DIY Ornament Wreath

I love Christmas for so many reasons, but one of them is the creativity!  All of the decorating and crafts just get my creative juices flowing and it's so much fun!  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

Years and years ago I made a couple of ornament wreaths inspired by a Pinterest post (which sadly I can't seem to locate or I would give that person credit!).  It was a Dollar Tree craft, so it was made strictly from a wire clothes hanger and Dollar Tree ornaments.  To be honest, they actually held up pretty well considering they were cheaply constructed.  But, each year a few ornaments would fall off and they started looking so pitiful.

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

I stick to traditional colors for my outdoor decor, and I used these wreaths to add color to my urns.  Since they were on their last leg, I decided to recreate them, but this time I used materials of a slightly higher quality in hopes that they would hold up better through the years.  

Materials:
metal hoop (I got the 14" size from Hobby Lobby, located in the hobby craft section of the store for $2.99)
ornaments of various sizes (I snagged a bunch on major sale last year after Christmas!)
craft wire (I used a small gauge wire found in the jewelry section of Hobby Lobby)
hot glue gun

Directions:
The first thing you will want to do is glue all of the ornament caps onto the ornaments.  
Are you still with me?  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

This sounds tedious, and it is, but it honestly didn't take as long as I was anticipating.  And after watching my ornaments pop off the wreath each year, this step is going to pay off in the long run!  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

If your ornaments are already glued, then you can shout a big hallelujah because you just got to skip a big step in this process!  Mine were not secured, so I popped each cap off and re-secured it with hot glue.  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

Start by wrapping the craft wire around the metal hoop and securing the end.  Allow yourself enough wire to work with, I used about a 2-3 ft strand.  Choose a few ornaments and thread them onto the wire.  Wrap the wire around the hoop, dispersing the ornaments so they are also wrapping around the wire.  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

Add a few more ornaments to the craft wire, then wrap it around the hoop again.  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

Pull the wire tight against the hoop to secure the ornaments in place.  Continue this process over and over and over again until your wreath is full!  

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

If you run out of wire, just secure the end and start again with a new piece of wire.  Take note of the colors and sizes you are choosing so you don't get too many of the same grouped together.  I chose my colors and sizes randomly because that's how I like my wreath to look, but I was mindful to choose different colors to avoid having one large clump of a certain color or size.  

When you are all finished, wrap the wire around the hoop several times and secure the end.  You could even add a dab of hot glue to ensure it won't come unraveled.   

This DIY ornament wreath is easy and inexpensive to make.  Customize it with your favorite Christmas colors to create a one of a kind decoration!  Makes a great gift idea too.  See how at www.midwesternmama.com

And there you have it!  You could do any color combinations imaginable!  Snag some ornaments during the after-Christmas sales and you can make these for dirt cheap!  

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