Have you done your after-Christmas shopping yet? Most places discount their Christmas items at least 50% right after Christmas and I saw everything Christmas at hobby lobby was 80% off this week! So now is a great time to shop for next year… especially if you want to make a big ornament wreath for your front door!
Up until last year, I had a big pinecone wreath that I loved but I was ready for a change. We hang colored LED Christmas lights on the front of our house, and I wanted something that would compliment them. I started this wreath last year by shopping for what I thought was enough ornaments. When I finally went to glue them on earlier this year, I figured out I didn’t even have enough to cover half of this wreath! It took probably about six or seven boxes instead of the three I thought it would. I ended up with about four different sizes of ornaments which made it nice to be able to fill in all the spaces.
This wreath came together pretty quickly with a large styrofoam wreath form, lots of ball ornaments and a ton of hot glue. When I had all my supplies, I chose an ornament, covered the parts of it I wanted to stick to the wreath in hot glue and held it on the wreath form for a few seconds. Then I added the next ornament the same way trying to nestle all ornaments together as close as possible. I filled in small spaces with smaller ornaments or other accessories. I filled in the smallest spaces with red tinsel. To actually hang the wreath, I attached a quick loop of ribbon with some strong glue. The wreath did end up being heavier than I thought it would be, but it hung all season long with no problems. Within a couple hours or so, I had a large, colorful, beautiful wreath that I’ve been surprised to have gotten tons of compliments on.
I looked at some ornament wreaths in stores and many of them hid top hanger part of the ornaments (so just the ball showed), but I liked the hangers showing. What do you like?