A full-proof tutorial on how to DIY a Christmas ornament wreath, and what super inexpensive tool I use to create it and keep it in place.
I bet you’ve seen at least a hundred photos of Christmas ornament wreathes on Pinterest? Am I right? Welp, I’ve discovered a secret tool that is so dang cheap that you’ll think I’ve lost my mind a little when you read it! I’ve done some other fun Christmas DIYs. My Fa La La garland is one of my favorites. If you want to see my home all decked out for Christmas, you can see it here and here.
I hopped on the Christmas Ornament Wreath train years ago when they became really popular, thank you Pinterest. I tried a handful of different methods (the wire hanger, the pool noodle, etc), and none of them worked. Then I had an epiphany…
HOW DO I KEEP MY ORNAMENT WREATH TOGETHER?
My secret weapon to making an ornament wreath is good old fashioned hair pins. I got a big container of them from Sally Beauty for a few dollars. Note – I used regular hair pins, not bobby pins. See source list at bottom of post to get links to everything I used 🙂
I apologize for the terrible photo quality, I took them on my iPhone4 years ago before I knew how to properly save and resize them.
And then some more… Tip: Create it when the wreath is vertical, not flat on a table. I hung the foam wreath on a sturdy wreath door hanger from the back of my office chair. I sat on the floor when I made it.
Let gravity work in your favor. Start at the bottom and work your way up the sides.
I found that it works much better with ornaments of all different sizes. The really small ones work well to help fill in the holes where you could see the wreath and the pins underneath.
To avoid from putting ornaments on the back side of the wreath, I put in the longer hair pins and left them sticking out so they served as a wall to keep the ornaments pushed forward.
The wreath is pretty heavy when it’s done. Make sure you have a sturdy wreath hanger. I recommend storing it upright on the back of another door where it will be safe in the off season.
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CHRISTMAS ORNAMENT WREATH SOURCE LIST: