How to make an ornament wreath, Connecticut in Style
Fire up those glue guns, it is wreath season! I will be hosting several wreath making events over the next few weeks and I want to share one of my favorite DIY wreaths. It is very glamorous and I think it must be the holiday season getting to me. I am definitely craving more sparkle in my life! Over the years, I have amassed a decent collection of vintage ornaments and noticed that they are in the same color palette as our living room drapes. This is what happens when you stick with what you lik). For this ornament, I did need to supplement the vintage ornaments with new ones because you will need about 100 ornaments (don’t be afraid). I bought several different colors in different sizes and kept true to the color theme. I absolutely love how it turned out! I’ve included the step by step instructions and photos.
How to make an ornament wreath
This was so much fun to make and super easy, it is such a great DIY project to do this holiday! You can buy ornaments in bulk at the big box stores or Amazon (click here to see what I mean). Packages like this have coordinating colors and mixed sizes so it is ideal for this DIY Project. The foam wreath, glue gun and glue sticks can be found at any craft store. Happy crafting!
Supplies needed: Approximately 100 ornaments, 1 foam wreath, glue gun and glue sticks
Here is a cushion from our living room, the collection of ornaments that I have matched so nicely.
Once all the caps have been removed, start by gluing ornaments around the inside and outside of the wreath. The foam actually melts a little bit because the glue comes out very hot! Just hold the ornament in place for a few seconds. Please be careful not to burn yourself.
Flip the wreath over, and it will look like the photo above. I alternated the colors on the outside, but knew that the inside ornaments would be covered by other ornaments, so I used all white. The objective for the inside is just to fill the space.
Now you can start gluing the ornaments to the front of the wreath. It is important to alternate the sizes of the ornaments, I suggest you get a minimum of three sizes.
I wanted to show you a close-up image of how I combined three different sizes to fill in the space.
Ta da! I used about 8 glue sticks and it took me less than an hour to make this. I just love how it came out!