Christmas Ornament Wreath
Raise your hand if the thought of clutter drives you absolutely insane! Lately, I've been on a mission to rid our house of unnecessary clutter, and whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode.
So, when I was cleaning out our storage space a couple of weeks ago and came across a dusty container of unused Christmas bulb ornaments, I knew I had to do something about them. If they'd never been used, what was the point of holding on to them, right? However, rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I decided to dive into my Pinterest boards to find a project that would put them to good use.
Tip: Dollar Tree sells inexpensive wire forms that work perfectly for this type of project.
Start by threading pipe cleaners through a bunch of your ornaments. When you've built up a decent arsenal, pull the ornaments against the wire form and twist the pipe cleaners.
At this stage, the bulbs will be slipping and sliding all over the place, but the more you add, the less room they'll have to do so.
Continue to add bulbs around each section of the wreath form until you can't fit any more on the wire.
With the wreath facing down, use linesman pliers to trim back the excess of pipe cleaner ends.
Flip over the wreath and use a hot glue gun to fill in any gaps, and to perfect the overall shape.
When you're happy with how it looks, set your wreath aside and get to work on the festive embellishment!
I decided to paint my wooden Christmas tree with black acrylic paint. Once that had dried, I added a simple holiday message with a metallic rose gold marker.
Use a few more beads of hot glue to secure the decoration to the front of your wreath, and then add twine, fishing line, or ribbon to the outer wire for hanging.
Rather than using an over-the-door hook to display the wreath on our front door, I grabbed a Command Hook and attached it in an upside down position to the back of the door.
Well, what do you think? I love how this project turned out, and I'm even happier that we no longer have a giant tube of Christmas bulbs cluttering up our storage space!
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Kay on Dec 27, 2018
I looked back at your original comment & seeing your statement about getting rid of clutter. Have to agree with that statement. Every time I go to a thrift store community I bring a box or several bags. Recycle one way or another. There are things they can't or don't take and thats o.k. too.