Wednesday, December 1, 2010

How to make an ornament wreath…

I got the directions to make my wreath from the Good Housekeeping website.

Supplies…
Straw wreath
You can get a wreath in any size you prefer.
They come in 12 - 24 inches at most craft stores.
Mine is 18 inches.

  Felt strips
Cut in 3 inch wide strips, your choice of color.

Hot glue gun
I've got a pink one (we have a love/hate relationship).


Glue stix...
I used clear glitter stix in case some of the glue showed, it just looks sparkly.

Lots of ornaments!
I ran out of ornaments while making mine so I had to go buy a few more! I think I used around 100!! I suggest waiting until after the holiday season to buy when all ornaments are on major clearance.

Pins
I had some leftover from my wedding.

To make…
Using the 3-inch-wide strips, wrap each piece around the wreath, pinning to secure and overlapping the edges. Then the fun begins, take assorted balls/ornaments and attach to the felt with the glue gun, using the smallest balls to fill in holes and gaps. You can also add small stars, snowflakes, or other ornaments to give your wreath a unique look. Hang with wire, wrapped securely around "top" of wreath. (You'll need to add the wire before you cover the wreath completely with ornaments.)
I apologize for not taking step-by-step pictures.  I will next time. I plan to make another for my mother for next year.

MY INSPIRATION!
MY WREATH!
in progress...
 FINISHED!

I would say this wreath took me around 6-8 hours and although time consuming it was so much fun to make. I love making crafts, especially ones that last years!! I also watched HGTV all day and it was a holiday special kind of day so there were tons of Christmas decorating shows on.
My pretty wreath is hanging on our front door now and it looks marvelous.

If anyone still has questions, let me know! :)

36 comments:

Politics and Pearls said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Jordan said...

You did awesome Annie! It's too cute! I'm not sure I have enough patience to make one, it would probably take me days, or even weeks! ;-)

J and A said...

Love it! I am so making one!!!

megankl said...

I love it! Definitely going to make this next year (after I buy cheap ornaments this year).

Tiffany said...

Your wreath is SO gorgeous! Great job! :)

Summer said...

Love it! So awesome....puts my Pier One Ornament wreath to shame LOL...you should totally open an etsy shop

xoxo
Sums

Jenn said...

I'm totally Trying this one!

Bree said...

Wow, very impressed! If only I had time to do something like this. Maybe once my exams are over I'll use a day to hang out and do it!

capperson said...

I love it!! I wish I wasn't so busy with school this semester so I could make one! Too cute!!!

Sonja said...

I LOVE this! You did an amazing job!!!

What are the glitter sticks for?! I didn't see in the instructions haha

I am definitly making one of these! You could make these for any holiday really lol

Kate said...

I made a wreath a couple years ago but definitely not as fun as yours!

LivKit said...

Aww wow! That looks amazing!

Erica @ All About Aleigha said...

Love your wreath! I think I'll be hitting up Hobby Lobby after Christmas. Thanks for sharing!

Lori said...

WOW! You did such a fabulous job! I think it looks so great!!

Laura said...

Love how it turned out! I might just have to make one next year!

Sarah said...

I'm pretty sure I like yours better then the first one, I like the bold red and green colors on it

Brown Girl said...

I love it, yours turned out fabulous!! Now make me one! ;0

♥Aubrey said...

You are SO crafty!!! I can't wait to see what you do with the baby's room :)

Charis said...

Gorgeous, and so simple! What a great idea, thanks for posting! I'll definitely keep those directions in mind :)

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

I love that! I think it looks fantastic and I really want to try to make one!!!

Ashley @ KiwisandCocktails said...

That is FANTASTIC! You are so crafty!!

Jennifer said...

I will for sure be buying ornaments in bulk after Christmas so that I can make one of these. Yours is beautiful and I love the ornaments you used. Thanks for sharing this!

Dani said...

I love this so much! What a great idea! It looks like you bought it in a store for major $$$$. Great job!!

PeaceLoveApplesauce said...

This looks fantastic.. I love it!!

Jennifer said...

um I loved your wreath so much that I decided to do an holiday inspiration post and blogged about you!
http://perfectlyimperfectjenn.blogspot.com/2010/12/holiday-inspiration.html

Just Add Walter said...

wow that looks so easy but yet so CHIC :)

Annie said...

Its so pretty Annie....i just love it!! And I love the ornaments that you chose. I want to make one...but I am afraid that I am not crafty enough!!

Christy said...

Love the wreath!! Thanks for sharing your tips with us!! I can't wait to make one - thanks for the inspiration girl!! ; )

Lil' Woman said...

I'm gonna try this for next year!

Mrs in Training said...

That is the cutest wreath I have ever seen...I am definitely going to have to try that!

Cassie said...

I'd love to try something like this next year! It turned out so good!

Michelle said...

CUTE! I love, love, love the wreath.

Hilary Lane said...

It looks awesome!!

Kari Beth said...

Love this wreath!

Oguro said...

LOVE THIS!!!

Huggins said...

Love how it turned out! I might just have to make one next year!

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