DIY Ornament Wreath


An ornament wreath is such a pretty addition to any holiday decor because it can be customized to any color scheme. It can also be dressed up in additional ways, such as using a bow or a nice visual piece that captures the eye. This wreath is also a good choice because it can be used either indoors or outdoors, it’s simple to make, and the materials are reasonably priced. We hope you have as much fun making one as we did! 

You Will Need: 

  • Hot glue gun (Check out this one from Stanley)
  • Glue (See these also by Stanley)
  • 12 inch styrofoam wreath ring (See this one by FloraCraft)
  • 50 regular sized (60mm) shatterproof Christmas ornaments in various colors.(See these by Northlight)
  • 18-20 small (30mm) Christmas ornaments (See these ones also by Northlight)
  • 15-20 very small ornaments or decorative balls (in the photos votive/ vase filler beads such as these by Holiday Accents were used)
  • Thick wire enforced ribbon (such as this one by Morex)
  • A few decorative twist ties or decorative wire to match your ribbon

Wreath Collage

To Make the Wreath: 

  1. Take the caps off of the stems of each ornament. 
  2. Beginning with the outer edge of the foam wreath ring, glue each ornament’s stem into the styrofoam.
  3. Then glue the ornaments around the inner edge the same way by putting the stems into the styrofoam.
  4. Now, fill in the top of the wreath. (Don’t worry about gaps–those will be filled by the smaller ornaments.)
  5. After hot glue has set, glue the medium-sized ornaments (also with caps off) into the gaps.
  6. Next, let the medium ornaments set and ensure the glue cools.
  7. Finally, place smallest ornaments in the remaining gaps and open areas. 

Bow Collage

To Make the Bow: 

  1. In a serpentine fashion, fold wired ribbon back on itself making loops 8-10 inches apart, and if desired, leave a 10 inch tail on the ribbon.
  2. Make 10-12 (or more) large loops holding the center tightly.
  3. After all the loops are made, secure the bow’s loops tightly in the center with decorative wire or a twist tie. 
  4. Bend out each loop to make the bow as full as possible. 
  5. Attach the finished bow to the wreath with another longer wire or with hot glue. 


For other decorating ideas check out our post DIY  Photo Cube Ornament 

Photo Credit: Kirsten

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Kirsten is a military wife by day, an artist by night, and an around-the-clock-mommy to her (almost) two year old daughter and a son due in the Fall. She loves to travel and is always dreaming of her next adventure. Her interests include everything from extreme sports like skydiving and rock climbing to languages and studying philosophy. As a Californian now living in South Dakota, there is no taking that golden sunshine out of this California Girl.

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