Upcycled Christmas Wreath

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I have had the same Christmas wreath for five years now and I have wanted to change it the past two years. I decorate Christmas trees (as a side job) and I have a ton of left over ornaments that just sit in a bin in case I need them. I finally decided to do something about it! This is not an original idea but it definitely turned out so fun that I wanted to share.

I started by removing all of the old ornaments from the original wreath. This is showing it halfway done. I wanted add this picture because if you look closely you can see that the tips of the pine on the wreath have glitter on them. I love that look and so even though I could've gotten a wreath that was new for not much cost, I wanted to use this one. They sell these at Walmart and they still have them this year.

The next thing I did was shape the wreath how I wanted. I pushed all the branches down flat so that I could add a lot of ornaments. I didn't want the branches to poke through, however I did want some to show out the sides.

Then using a hot glue gun I added a generous dot of glue to the top hanging end of the ornament. Because it is being glued to pine branches it needs to be held down until dry.

I didn't want it to look completely symmetrical but I did want an even spread of color, so I started with the same color spreading them out evenly and hot gluing. I added different textures for a vibrant look.

I then began adding other color and sizes. I wanted it to be as colorful as possible so I added a rainbow of colors. You could use whatever colors you want. I recommend different sizes and textures to make a more appealing wreath.

You can see from these pictures that I added all different colors, shapes, and textures. I feel like this really made the wreath stand out.

This is the finished product! One thing I should add is that when all the ornaments were adhered, I went through and added hot glue to the sides of some of the ornaments that were really close together so that the ornaments were not only glued to the wreath, but each other as well.

Here is a picture of the finished product on our front door.

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  • Dee Dee on Dec 04, 2020

    Always wanted to try this. Is the wreath heavy?

  • Joanie Joanie on Dec 08, 2020

    It is very colorful and festive!! Do you think you'll be redoing this in a few years???

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  • NP NP on Dec 07, 2021

    If you live where the summers get extremely hot and you store your wreaths in the attic be careful the hot glue will melt and the ornaments will shift or come off.

  • Dl.5660408 Dl.5660408 on Dec 07, 2021

    Well done!