Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Tis the Season Day 6: ornament wreath.

Yes another wreath post... it's the last one I promise! I saw this wreath idea last year and loved it, however never got around to making it until this year.

You need a bunch of ornaments, I think I used about 60 of the big ornaments and about 30 of the small ones.
These are from the $1 spot at Target this year.
I made sure to follow these directions carefully so I didn't have much trouble. Take all of the hangers off of the ornaments.
Hot glue them back on so they are REALLY secure.
Then take a wire, I used an old wire hanger I had stashed away for when I would need it, just in case, and begin stringing on the ornaments after you shape it into a circle. Make sure to vary which ones you put on with size and color/design.
Half of the way through.
Once your wire is filled, make a hook from both ends of the wire and hook them together. I read that some people just twisted their ends together but mine were not cooperating to I shortned them with some wire cutters and made hooks to hook themt ogether.
Then add a bow to hang it with and you have a pretty, and cheap wreath.

I'm keeping mine inside but the pictures turn out better taken outside. It took me maybe a little over an hour. If you stuff too many ornaments on the wire they might begin to pop off like mine did, even though I hot glued them. I also rearranged some of mine after I thought I was done because I didn't like the way it turned out after I filled the wire.

Our Cookie {recipe} Exchange Linky Party is coming up on the 7th so don't forget to come back and share your favorite holiday treats!



Lori said...

Absolutely cutest wreath ever! Love it with the simple ribbon .

KarenSue said...

Hi Megan! Thanks for stopping by my blog, so glad to see you.
Love this wreath! It's simple and very pretty.