DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

I’ve been seeing “easy Christmas wreaths” all over Pinterest lately and decided to give one a shot.  I decided to follow along with Everything Fabulous and make this particular ornament wreath with a wire hanger used as a base.  After I procured a wire hanger from my stepmother (most of ours are wooden or plastic) I gathered my other supplies and got to work.

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath - HappyWifey.net

Supplies I used:

  • Wire Coat Hanger
  • 2 boxes of shatterproof ornaments (about 35-40 ornaments total) [like these]
  • Pliers
  • 2 floral decorations (from ACMoore’s seasonal section)
  • wire ribbon

DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath - HappyWifey.net

I enlisted the help of Mike to help with bending and rebending the hanger with the pliers.  Not an easy task!  I didn’t take photos of every step, but I simply strung each ornament onto the wire and once all of them were on there, he helped me twist it back together.

The top of my wreath was VERY bare so I decided to go ahead and purchase some filler for the top.  I just twisted the floral wire around my hanger to keep it in place near the top, like the photo below.

The Back of My DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath - HappyWifey.net

While the original instructions I found used hot glue gun to glue the tops to the ornaments, I found that I didn’t need to do that with the particular brand I purchased.  My wreath can be hung by the ribbon or by the bit of hanger that was left after our twisting it with the pliers.  Woohoo!  I also got pretty lucky with my color choices – I really like how it came out!  Now I just need to find a place to put it…

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