We are almost done the week long holiday decorating event here! I am so excited to share with you a new wreath that I made. My gold and silver ornament wreath was amazingly easy to make and I love how it turned out. I wish I would have taken some pictures against a solid background, before putting it up on my mirror. The mirror reflects everything else in the room! I dare not take it down, as it took me a little time to get it just right. I’ll be sharing my mantle decorations later this week and you will be able to see the wreath along with the mantle decor that inspired it.
Here is how you make this stunning wreath…
1 wire hanger (sorry Joan Crawford)
Approx. 65 ornaments of various sizes (I used shatterproof ornaments)
Needle nose pliers
Untwist wire hanger from the top and form a circle by bending. It does not need to be absolutely perfect.
Start threading ornaments onto hanger. Alternating sizes and colors to achieve the fullness you desire. It will look a little odd at first and you’ll be wondering if this is going to work or not! Keep at it…
Move the smaller ornaments around to fill in gaps once you get to the end of the wire.
Once they are threaded and you’ve adjusted your ornaments, twist the wire hanger back together and bend the hook back a little. You will be using the hook to hang the wreath and you do not want it flush with the wreath, or the wreath will jut out.
Add a beautiful ribbon to compliment your ornaments. I made a simple ribbon and wired it onto the twisted part of the hanger. That’s it! Now behold your wonderful new wreath!
A couple of side notes:
*I used shatterproof ornaments to test out this wreath making method. Now that I am confident in this method, I will use glass next time. Glass ornaments reflect nicer. However, with the glass ornaments you need to hot glue each ornament. By popping off the top and adding a bead of glue. Glass ornaments have a habit of detaching from their tops. This can be quite time consuming!
*Use a light gauge wire hanger. The first one I tried was heavy duty and it was a bear to untwist and shape!
*Once wreath is upright, you will not see as much of the wire as when it is laying flat.
I hope this tutorial inspires you to give this wreath a whirl! It certainly would add some style to your holiday decor!