12.07.2010

How to Make an Ornament Wreath~



Okay, kids. Here it is. My tutorial on how to make an ornament wreath.


I know that there were several tutorials floating around blogland last year. But, I kind of just flew by the seat of my pants when I made this one. So, I'm going to give you my version of how to make an ornament wreath.


It was really quite easy (that's how I roll)... so I hope you'll forgive my lack of step-by-step photos...


What you'll need...



  • A wire hanger (I used a child size, coated white hanger)

  • Pliers

  • Ornaments (for the child size hanger, I used approximately 50 ornaments give or take)

  • Pretty, wired ribbon

  • Hot glue (this is optional and I actually didn't use any, but you may wish to - I'll tell you why in the instructions section.)





Instructions:


1. Take the wire hanger and unwind the top with your pliers. (If you use a coated hanger like I did, you will have to peel the coating back from the twisted top by carefully cutting it with a razor.)

2. Then use the pliers to straighten the hanger out as much as possible leaving only the hook at the top in tact.

3. Now reshape the hanger into a circle with the hook still at the top for hanging.

4. Thread the ornaments one at a time onto the hanger from the unhooked end. I alternated patterns to get a more even look. Push them all the way around the circle to the hooked side. This is where you may wish to use hot glue... occasionally the hanger at the top of the ornament will pull off as you thread them on...you may wish to secure it with hot glue. I didn't have this problem very much so I didn't use this step...but if you are using more costly or vintage ornaments this is probably a good idea.

5. Once they are threaded on, you may wish to move them around so they fill in all the spaces and create a nice full wreath.

6. Twist the straight end of the hanger back onto the hooked end.

7. Tie the wired ribbon onto the hanger at the hook to hide the twist and to pretti-fy your wreath. (I use wired ribbon because it is easy to shape the bow and have it retain said shape.)

8. I personally wouldn't try to hang this wreath outdoors...so hang it where you can admire it inside your house...I love it hanging over the mirror...more bling for your buck!





Happy Christmas Crafting Everybody!


I'm linking to the Christmas Craft party at Centsational Girl.




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19 comments:

my name is carey! said...

It is lovely! I tried my to do this and got frustrated and switched to a foam wreath. With Joy, Carey

april's craft nest said...

what a wonderfully simple idea that i MAY even have time to do!!! Thanks! :)

AmericKim said...

I love this wreath. I just made a post (will show up tonight) on the wreath that I made a few days ago. I think yours explains the process much better...

Centsational Girl said...

Well done Wendy, you are ALWAYS so amazing with what you do! Thanks for your great tutorial and for linking up!
Many Christmas blessings,
xo
Kate

steufel said...

Great tut! Thxs for sharing!

Dreamlife/Classic Style said...

Adorable blog, Im sooo glad I find you site I will be back :=) have a great day /Marie fron sweden

Mara said...

Love this idea!!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!!!
Hugs!
Mara

Carmen @ Life with Sprinkles on Top said...

I made an ornament wreath last year. I didn't like the way it turned out, although my friends and family did. Go figure. I took it apart this year and I'm using the ornaments in other ways.

Mrs Lemon said...

Great idea! I never thought of threading the hoop of the ornament through the wire like that. I promise, when you said "hot glue" I thought the next words were going to be "hot glue hundreds of golf tees onto the ornaments and stick them into a foam form." And if you said that, I would just pass out. ;)

Amy said...

I was just thinking about making one...perfect!!!

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the mantel, Wendy! I've been meaning to make one of those ornament wreath using this method...got the wire hangers and ornaments, now if I can get some more time! ha!

Love your chairs btw...they are stunning!

Cheers!
Tina

bullie_mama said...

Beautiful!

I have a question for you, WHERE oh WHERE did you get your lovely button tufted chairs? They are simply stunning!
-Sara.

Denise said...

so pretty! I love it!

Wendy said...

You have a great blog! We have some commonalities that need pointing out. We have the same name. We both have decorating blogs (names relating to birds!) AND You have great taste!
Wendy @ goodegginteriors.blogspot.com

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So beautiful. Just bought some gold ornaments. Maybe I should do this. But what I am really drooling over is the picture of your room. I LOVE those chairs. And we have a very similar basket with those same fun books! :)

countrycharisma said...

Your wreath turned out beautifully! Great job!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

STUNNING!

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Chrissie said...

Just gorgeous, I ma so inspired by your gorgeous decor!!!

Ray* said...

Awesome!!!!! Love, love, LoVe!!!