How to Make a Christmas Ornament Wreath With a Wire Hanger


I know what you're thinking: "Oh great, another Christmas ornament wreath tutorial," BUT my tutorial comes with a twist! I made my wreath one-handed. That's right, a glue gun in one hand and a cocktail in the other. Hazardous, perhaps, but my point is if you prefer your projects to be rather quick and effortless...so much so that you can slam down a shot of tequila while working on it, then read on my friend...
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These wreaths are SO easy and inexpensive to make.
All you'll need is a wire coat hanger, a glue gun, Christmas garland swag,
and some ornaments (cocktail is optional).
I found most of my ornaments at the Dollar Store. A handful of the larger red ones were given to me by my mom a few years ago. For the ornaments, you'll want to use a variety of sizes, textures, and colors. I used around 50 ornaments to complete this project.
The collage below is a step-by-step guide of how to create your own ornament wreath.
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Approximately $9.00 and 30 minutes later and I've got myself a pretty and festive holiday wreath! Now go grab your glue gun (and a bottle of wine).
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  • Kitty
    on Dec 28, 2016

    Do you string each bulb onto the wire,or just the base amount, then glue the others to the ones already there?

    • Jewell Martin
      on Apr 8, 2018

      Gluing the caps on is practical. And gluing exactly where the balls touch each other is, also. I think I could line up the balls in a spiral design. To have the wreath end up flat makes sense to me for my storm door and kitchen wall. Thank you. ☺️

  • Tebello
    on Nov 7, 2018

    can you actually do this in class and pleas give me more ideas to do in class for charismas , I love your idea

  • Shannon
    7 days ago

    I did mine but they keep popping off and breaking into the floor. What am I doing wrong? I have less than 50 on there.

    • Sandra
      13 hours ago

      Hi Shannon

      You May need to use the plastic shatterproof ornaments instead of the glass ones, wreath will last much longer

      Good luck !

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  • Lisa Sinclair
    on Nov 10, 2018

    What a great idea! Now I wish I hadn't got rid of all my wire hangers!

  • Tina Mcnicholas
    14 hours ago

    I was making one of these last week and searched my closets for a wire hanger, in vain! I asked my 11 yr old grand daughter if she had a wire clothes hanger in her closet and she looked at me like I was crazy and said, “A what? What is a wire clothes hanger?” LoL

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