This is BY FAR the easiest way to make an ornament wreath. I tried making one earlier in the week with glass ornaments and hot glue and let me just say… that was a big, giant nightmare. Make it easy on yourself and stick to the plastic ornaments and don’t even look at the glue. I used about 70 ornaments to make this wreath. I have about 30 of the smallest ornaments left in my package and I’m thinking about making another with just the small ones.
Below are my materials. I found this box of plastic ornaments at Garden Ridge for $19.99 that had 97 ornaments inside. The best part about these are that they are plastic… I dropped several during this project and they bounced around like basketballs but never broke. That’s nice to know for when they are put up into the attic, too. I also grabbed one of my husband’s wire hangers from dry cleaning and my roll of duct tape – any color is fine, you won’t see it.
Here is the hanger, the first thing you will do is work to ‘untie’ where the hook part is twirled.
I just used my hands … here is the hanger now.
Then, I tore off a piece of duct tape and wrapped it around the end below the curled, kinked part. This will be used to catch the ornaments so they aren’t spilling off the end as you are adding new ones.
Next, work the hanger into a circle as best you can.
Now… choose an ornament and just string the ornament hook onto the hanger…
…And work the ornament around the hanger until it reaches the duct tape at the other end.
Here are several ornaments already strung onto the hanger. I just kind of let them fall wherever for now.
I made sure to mix up my ornaments as I was going… used some frosted ones, glossy ones, glittery ones, large ones, small ones… just to make it look even more impressive. 🙂 Any ornaments would work though.
Here is my wreath about halfway done. As I am working I’m moving the ornaments around to cover the white hanger as best I can. This is where the small ornaments are coming in handy.
This is the completed wreath! When you get to the end twist the ends of the hanger back together.
Put you wreath onto an actual wreath hanger so you can work the ornaments around to your liking.
I twisted the hook part of the hanger around and around until it broke off so it wasn’t sticking out. I LOVE how it turned out! I think I just need to add a perfect bow to the top and it will be done.
I might try and make another one with jingle bells and using the same process. Should be cute! Feel free to add variety to your wreath using different colors, finishes, glitter, designs, sizes. It’s easy to remove the ornaments if you decide you want to go with another ornament color scheme next year.
Can you believe Christmas is less than 2 months away?