Wednesday, December 4, 2013

{A Very Special} Christmas Ornament Wreath



I'm a sucker for warm colors and love using the classic red, green and gold combo for my Christmas decorations but every once in a while, even I need to break out of my comfort zone. So this year, I decided to make a wreath using jewel tone candy colored ornaments instead of my usual colors. And I'm so glad that I did! 

I had planned on keeping it for myself, but I just knew my Granny would love it more. In her independent living community, wreaths are a very big deal. With halls and halls of doors that all look the same, wreaths aren't just decorations, they are an expression of individuality. They are personal, they are conversation starters, sources of pride, sources of envy...you get the idea. And if someone in your family makes a wreath for you, watch out! It's an even bigger deal. So needless to say, Granny was pretty excited about her new wreath:) Giving it to her was way better than keeping it for myself. 





So...are you ready to make your own Christmas ornament wreath? Here's what you need:


Supplies

16" foam wreath form
3 rolls of 1 1/2" satin ribbon
Shatterproof ball ornaments (large and small)
Tacky glue
Hot glue gun
Mesh ribbon


Directions

Wrap the wreath with satin ribbon. Secure the ends to the wreath with tacky glue. (Don't use hot glue for this part, it will burn the foam.)






Starting from the inside of the wreath and working your way out, glue ornaments to the wreath using the hot glue gun in whatever pattern you like.




Make a bow using the mesh ribbon. For a video tutorial on how to make a bow, click here.




Using the hot glue gun, attach the bow to the wreath. Using another piece of mesh ribbon (about 10" or so) make a loop and glue it to the back of the wreath at the top for hanging. 

That's it! It's ready to hang. 







For more seasonal ideas, check out the Holiday and Seasonal page!



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5 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous wreath!! And giving it to your Granny was so sweet. :)

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  2. Oh, what a sweet story -- I'm so glad your granny was happy with your 'break out of your comfort zone" wreath! I'm sure it was a conversation piece in her community!!!

    :) Linda

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  3. Thanks so much Linda! Granny's been a pretty big deal this week. She's so cute:)

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  4. Beautiful wreath! I love all the bright colors. I'd love if you'd link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/12/the-diyers-41.html

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