I know it’s only the beginning of November. I can explain. I don’t get a lot of free time around here. Yesterday, I actually had 3 hours of not having to run around like a chicken with my head cut off. It was a rainy, moody day so it was the perfect chance to go to the craft store with my main daytime squeeze, Sam. Sam selected a turkey craft and I decided to actually do one of those things on my holiday Pinterest board. I know this is not a ground-breaking idea, but I did a achieve a nice look and wanted to share how I did it.
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We stopped in Hobby Lobby and they had all their ornaments half-off, which I took as a sign that I should make this ornament wreath. I already had the hot glue and the styrofoam wreath so it was just ornaments I needed.
You will need:
- 1 large styrofoam wreath
- hot glue gun & glue sticks (at least one bag of glue sticks)
- 2 large containers of shatter-proof ornaments
- 4 containers of miniature ornaments
**I purchased all my supplies at Hobby Lobby for this craft.
Start with your large ornaments, and take the hook holders off. Make sure you are using shatter-proof ornaments because you will be pressing them into the wreath. Apply glue to the tops and press them into the wreath form.
I placed two side by side at an angle and worked my way around the top of the wreath.
Now repeat this method on the outside edge and place them so they are touching.
Repeat method on the inside edge.
Take the left over ornaments and fill in the wider gaps.
Quick note. I placed the duller ornaments on the bottom and filled the gaps with the shinier ones.
Now you have used all your large ornaments. You will fill in any left over gaps with the smaller ornaments. I started on the inside and worked my way out.
Layering your ornaments this way ensures a nice shape and makes it easier to fill in gaps. You don’t need to wrap your ornament wreath in ribbon before you start if you stick to this layout. Now all you have to do is pick out a pretty ribbon and hang it up for the holidays!
This took me about an hour to do, but I was helping my little guy with his craft too. It’s a lot of ornaments and a lot of glue, but I think the end result is pretty perfect.