Have you ever tried to figure out how to make a Christmas ornament wreath? I found a tutorial for how to make an ornament wreath last holiday season and have waited all year to make it. You use a wire coat hanger to thread the ornaments. It’s fairly simple for even beginning crafters. This wreath cost me only about $8 for all materials.
If you are looking to make this craft on the cheap, visit the dollar store or any store with Christmas ornaments on sale. I bought several packages of various sized ornaments with about 10-15 ornaments per package. I ended up using about 80 ornaments to make this wreath. Use any colors you want – have fun! You’ll also need a bow (or ribbon to make a bow) and a wire coat hanger.
The most important pre-step to do in this craft is to take a hot glue gun and secure each ornaments’ hanger to the ornament itself so it doesn’t ever slip off. It takes about 10 minutes to do them all, but you’ll be glad you did.
How To Make An Ornament Wreath
- Christmas ornaments in various sizes (about 80)
- Wire Coat Hanger
Bend your wire coat hanger so it is shaped like a circle. Then untwist the end of the hanger so you can string ornaments onto the wire.
String ornaments of various colors and shapes onto the wire hanger. The more ornaments you fit on the wire, the fuller the wreath will appear. You may need to adjust the ornaments to hide the wire.
Tip: Use small ornaments to fill empty spaces.
Once you are finished stringing the ornaments onto your wreath, re-twist the wire at the end of the hanger so the wreath is back to a complete circle shape.
Tip: You may need to use pliers to bend the wire back into place.
Adjust the ornaments on the wire as needed to help hide the wire hanger. Add a bow to the top middle (it helps hide the hanger) and your wreath is ready for the door!
Do you decorate with holiday wreaths? What color combos would you use in your wreath? If you have any questions about how to do this craft, please leave them in the comments below. I’m happy to help!