Monday, December 21, 2015

DIY Ornament Wreath

The Christmas season always seems to fly by so quickly, but this year I was determined to try to relax and actually enjoy the holidays instead of getting stressed and overwhelmed. One of the ways I was able to accomplish that was by drastically cutting down my DIY project list - while I normally tackle several crafts each year, this year I focused on a few small activities and just one big project...a DIY ornament wreath in metallic shades, with pops of red.


I'm pleased to report that this was way less labor-intensive than I had anticipated, and I was able to easily complete the entire thing on a Saturday morning while watching a corny made-for-TV Christmas movie (my favorite!).

All of the supplies were easy to pick up at my local Dollar Tree and through Amazon Prime. Armed with my glue gun, I was ready to whip up some holiday spirit, and you can too by following just a few simple steps!

Supplies
* Hot glue gun
* Wreath form (I used straw)
* Lots of round ornaments in various sizes (I used a total of close to 80 ornaments and I still wish I had one or two more packs!)



Instructions

1) Remove the tops from all of your ornaments. Using some medium-sized ornaments, glue them to the inside circle of the wreath form with the tops facing up.



2) Repeat the ornament gluing process on the outside circle of the wreath form with the tops facing up.



3) Flip the wreath over - it should look something like this:



4) Now begin gluing the ornaments to the front of the wreath. Be sure to vary the sizes and colors that you use throughout, and fill in any blank spots.



5) You're done! Time to hang it up and admire your handiwork.



This project was a cheap, easy way to satisfy my DIY urge while not taking up too much free time during the busy holidays. Even though I wish I had just a few more ornaments to layer onto the front of the wreath, I'm still really happy with how it turned out and would absolutely make another one next year!

Which holiday craft projects have you tackled this season?

26 comments :

  1. This came out so great!! I love how it came out and the colors you picked to do the DIY! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

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  2. I love how cute these ball ornament wreaths are! Those are my favorite Christmas colors too :)

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  3. well this looked even easier than i thought! i love DIY and this wreath is so classic and cute!

    xoxo cheshire kat

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  4. That is such a cute wreath, and I love how easy it looks! One of my mom's favorite tools growing up was the hot glue gun, so I'm sure that I would feel just as crafty as her making this wreath!

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  5. This looks fabulous and you described how to do it so well! I tried to cut back on crafts/baking/activities and just focus on a key key ones to better enjoy the season too - it's all about the enjoyment!

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  6. Turned out beautifully!! I love it, give me a hot glue gun, and I'm a crafting crazy lady, lol Hope your week is off to a festive start!! ;-)

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  7. I looove the $1 ornament sleeves from Target, and this project would be so much fun with those. I want to make this for my mom!!

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  8. Love this! Such a gorgeous piece, and I love that it was DIY. Glad to hear you've been enjoying this holiday season. I'm hoping to slow down this week and finally take it all in too <3

    Green Fashionista

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  9. That wreath came out beautiful. I love silver with gold and red for the holidays. They are the perfect colors!

    Merry Christmas ladies! Ada. =)

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  10. I looove this!! Lots on my last minute list this year, but I would love to try this for Chtistmas 2016!

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  11. Your wreath looks so cute!!! Ornament ones like this are my favorite!

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  12. corny made-for-TV Christmas movies are my favourite! i wish i could make something like this, i might pin it for next year!

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  13. Gorgeous wreath! I have a similar one made from christmas balls but it's from Martha Stewart's decoration line.

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  14. I love that DIY Wreath!! Too bad I am the least crafty gal on this planet!

    Christina :: Simple and Delish

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  15. That is so pretty! Pinning to make one for my front door next year!

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  16. This looks great! Thanks for linking up!

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  17. This is SO cool...I totally want to make one for next year!

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  18. Now, that is a craft I could *maybe* complete! I am totally grabbing various sized bulbs after Christmas so I can have this beauty up in my home next year.

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  19. who knew this was so easy to make!! i need to make one next year. i'll seek out those after christmas sales this weekend!

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  20. This wreath looks ten times better than anything that could've been store bought! Why is it that DIY things always turn out so much more special? Saving this idea for the future. Happy Holidays, ladies!

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  21. Your wreath is GORGEOUS! I will have to make that next year!

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  22. Your wreath turned out amazing! So pretty and it looks easy to do too.

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  23. So cute! I did it a few years ago using a wire hanger and it didn't turn out as well. Love yours! xo, Champagne&Suburbs

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