How to make an ornament wreath. I’ve seen these all over Pinterest and have wanted to find the time to make one. Did they really look as nice as the pictures? Well, I finally found the time to gather materials and make one. And guess what? I love how it turned out!
- wire coat hanger (note to self and you, try to use one that is not so heavy duty, as it is hard to shape and bend together once you have all the ornaments on.)
- pair of pliers
- lots of ornaments, your choice of sizes, colors, etc.
- bow or ribbon (optional) (your choice of what you add for finishing touches)
Ready to get started?
First unwind top of hanger, try to bend it into a circular shape (does not have to be perfect, the ornaments add to the roundness as well). I used the pliers for this because I had a heavy duty hanger. Next, start adding ornaments! I tried to do them in a pattern so when I started to bunch them together, the colors or designs were mixed. Kinda worked. As you get more and more ornaments on, you will need to help bunch them together by moving them around and getting them close together.
Now just keep adding, bunching, and getting them close together until you get the full look you want, just be sure to leave enough room at the ends to get a tight fit when closing up the wire. I would hold the ends together to see how many more I could add as I got closer to the end. Pictured above. Also note that they will move around and look like they are all messed up every time you lay the wreath down, you can fix this later.
When you get the look and fullness you want, hook the ends of the wire together securely. Everyone does this a little different, so I will leave that option up to you. Add bow or ribbon at the top and check out your masterpiece!
I love this new look and it’s something a little different than having an evergreen wreath on the door every year. Looking at the above picture, I can see where I forget to bunch spot together before taking the picture, but you get the idea and the look. Have fun, experiment with colors and sizes, etc. to make your own ornament wreath!
*Note – I have fixed the spot where I forgot to bunch them. Lol
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!