A few years ago, I tried to make a DIY ornament wreath and it was a candidate for a Pinterest fail. I had seen the image of the ornaments strung onto a coat hanger and it seemed so easy!
There were many problems with my attempt.
- Coat hangers are harder to bend than you think and I’m a wimp.
- When I did get it bent to the right shape, it was a floppy mess. A bit lopsided, too.
- I didn’t have enough ornaments, so it was basically a ring of ornaments.
I threw it away and vowed to try again. So I did. Today I’m sharing how to make an ornament wreath that doesn’t suck. As usual, the answer lies in hot glue.
Check out this updated version of this wreath with tinsel!
How to Make a DIY Ornament Wreath
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- Gather your supplies. I bought a large container of ornaments to use, but I also planned on using tiny ornaments that I already owned. Because we’re a clumsy family, I went with shatterproof bulbs for safety.
More Tips for Making an Ornament Wreath
- Use hot glue instead of cool temp. It holds much better.
- Apply glue to the ornaments instead of the wreath form. Gluing the ornaments to each other gives them more stability.
- Store in a temperature controlled environment for a longer life. (Mine was stored in a hot attic and fell apart over the summer.)
- Buy lots of sizes and ornaments to fill in all the empty spots.
- Plastic ornaments are safer to use than glass.
And that’s how to make an ornament wreath! Have any craft battle scar stories to share? I have a bagel battle wound, but that’s another story.
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