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December 19, 2011

Ornament Wreath Tutorial

Hello my loverlies!

Here is the tutorial for the ornament wreath I wrote about here.

Here is what you will need:  glue gun, ornaments, ribbon and a Styrofoam wreath.

I also used these as a filler - you can find them at hobby lobby.

I used the smallest ornaments I could find and a smaller styrofoam wreath (10"), and ended up using around 80 ornaments and a few handfuls of the filler balls.

Start by taking off the hook caps (i'm not sure what the real name for them is) and then hot glueing the ornaments all around the wreath.

There really is no wrong way to do this, I went around once in a line and then just kept going, I haven seen others who, using large ornaments, spaced them evenly around and then filled them in with smaller and smaller ornaments.  After you have gone around two or three times you will start to notice open spots.  For that you just use whatever ornaments you have left and pile them on.  (You will start to just glue ornaments on ornaments)

Here is what I had after I was done.

You then just wrap your ribbon as long as you need tie a bow and hang it.  Super duper easy, took me about 1/2 a college bowl game.

I plan on working on a much larger wreath after Christmas for next year.  I wasn't planning on making this wreath yet either, but Joann's had a huge 60% off sale so this wreath cost about $10 to make.  Going to wait on more after Christmas sales to grab the larger ornaments.  I'm all about the deals y'all.

Here is the wreath on my mantle.

Hope this all made sense! 

Happy Crafting!


  1. Hello! Stopping by from MM and I am so happy I did - adorable wreath. SUPER cute! Can't wait to try it out...Thanks a bunch!

    xoxo from Trinidad

  2. This turned out gloriously! I love the way it looks. I'm always impressed with artsy people!


    Happy Monday, new friend!

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