Easy Ornament Wreath for Christmas

by Mary
3 Materials
30 Minutes
A wreath is classic Christmas decor. Make this easy DIY wreath using inexpensive ornaments. And the best part- no hot glue gun required!
You’ve likely sent these ornament wreaths in the home decor store or on Pinterest. When I have seen the “how to” on these, they often include a hot glue gun. I have a love hate relationship with my hot glue gun. So I wanted to see if I could make one of these festive wreaths- without it!
I started with a package of inexpensive plastic ornaments that I had actually gotten on clearance the year before. Need ornaments? You can find a wide selection of shatterproof ornaments here. You will also need a wire hanger, with the top opened up. Use pliers to “unwrap” the wire at the hook, but leave hook bent.
Then it’s as simple as threading the ornaments onto the hanger wire. You can choose a pattern, but I actually think the “random” look is better for this project. When you have filled the hangar, re-wrap the end at the base of the hook. Then you can use the hook to hang the wreath. I covered my hook end with a pre-made gift bow (also on clearance). But you could use scrap ribbon as well.
Voila! It’s that easy! And even better, it always gets compliments too! See more tips on how to make a DIY Ornament wreath on Mission to Save and more of my Christmas ideas too!
Suggested materials:
  • Hanger   (repurposed)
  • Plastic ornaments   (Big Lots)
  • Gift Bow   (Big Lots)
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
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  • Becky Hunt Becky Hunt on Sep 21, 2016
    How many Christmas balls did you use.

  • Dorothy Patone Dorothy Patone on Dec 25, 2016
    I have made these but they Keep popping off. To place on outside door the moisture effects glue if you use it to secure the

  • Gayle Gayle on Feb 25, 2017
    Love it that there is no glue. Beautiful wreath. We have just installed a new front door and I don't want the wreath to scratch it. And with the winds and storms we have, the wreath will move around. Any ideas how I resolve this problem?

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