Tuesday, November 29, 2011

How To Tuesday: Ornament Wreaths and Banners

Happy Tuesday! I've been wanting to make an ornament wreath for a long time. They're all over pinterest (hey, follow me!) and look so delicate and gorgeous. There's never anything wrong with too many wreaths in one house! I was able to use ALL items from crap around my house so this project cost me $0, I'll take it.
WARNING: I made three projects this morning, so get ready for some pictures

left over mini ornaments
 This year our tree is decorated mostly bright teals, pinks, and greens. So this entire collection of ornaments wasn't going to get any play this holiday season.

step 1 - get a wreath!
Step 1: You need an empty wreath. I had this crappy thing from last year, so I just ripped it all apart until it basically left me with a circle frame. (you can buy a mini wreath at Michaels for 79cents)

step 2 - glue ornaments
Step 2: use a hot glue gun to stick your ornaments around the wreath base. I did one layer, then would add in between layers where I thought a space needed to be filled. Towards the end you're basically just gluing the ornaments to one another, not necessarily onto the wreath base.

Step 3 - fill in with berries and HANG!

Step 3: fill in any of your gaps with some stuff from the floral department. I had these little fake berries from last year so I cut them up and stuffed them into the funny spaces so it didn't look so gap-toothed. Then hang it and you're finished!

omg another ornament wreath!
Another one! I just used my hot glue gun to attach the larger ornaments right to one another. It was quick. I don't like it. But I had to give it a shot. Win some, lose some :)

you totally saw this coming
Ok LAST ORNAMENT PROJECT! While I'm sitting there burning my fingers off with all this hot glue, an idea popped into my brain. Why don't I just string these babies on a ribbon and call it a day? Well I did. It took 2 minutes, and I have a mini little ornament banner hanging in my bathroom window. (bathrooms need holiday spirit, too)

Three ornament projects in one morning! Everything was left over from decorations last year. You just need some ornaments, a wreath vine, ribbon, and a hot glue gun. Have fun!

<3 Rachel w k

Linking this post to "Pinterest: I tried it" over at bythebookpaper on December 1.
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  1. Great ideas. Love 'em. Super cute banner.

    Be Blessed, Beckie

  2. Love your ornament wreaths and banners - especially the gold one on the door knob!! All my doorknobs are adorned with holiday decorations.

  3. Fun post, Rachel! And great ideas - I love them all! Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. My favourite is definitely the ribbon banner one, they're so cute! btw, did you email me your address? some ribbon needs to wing its way to you! [email protected]

  5. I still have yet to try making an ornament wreath, but it's on my list!! Looks great. I like the little one you hung from the doorknob too.

  6. Love your projects. So festive. That picture of your reflection on the bulbs would make an awesome Christmas card.

  7. This is beautiful, and a great upcycle from the old wreath. Love this project so much, and you've got a lot of other great projects here! I'm your newest follower for sure :) Thanks for sharing!

    -Melissa, Walking in Faith

  8. Oh your projects are so beautiful! I saw you on "You had me at Craft" and had to come take a closer look!


  9. P.s. I am following you now, come follow back if you get a chance.