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!
* 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!)
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?