I’m not crafty in the least bit but I occasionally get fun decorating ideas and sometimes they work out. (Sometimes they don’t!)
Well I had the brilliant idea to make a wreath using Christmas ornaments. We’ve always had very colorful Christmas decorations and I wanted to highlight that with a big wreath hanging above our fireplace.
- 80 – 100 medium size plastic ornaments (you can buy them at Target or Dollar Tree)
- 1 wire coat hanger
- binder clip
- Shape your coat hanger into a circle
- Add a binder clip to the end of the hanger so the ornaments don’t fall off while you are threading them on.
- Thread on your ornaments through the small hook that is on the top. Let gravity take over and they will all magically fall into place. (you can rearrange them a bit if they don’t fall just right.)
- After all the ornaments are threaded on the wire and you think it’s too full (it’s not), re-twist the top of the coat hanger.
- Use the coat hanger hook or ribbon to hang your wreath. I used the ribbon since I wanted mine hanging over top a mirror. (I threaded the 1st round of ribbon between the ornaments so the weight of the wreath was applied to the coat hanger and not the ornaments. Then I wrapped a second ribbon around the entire thing to make it look pretty.)
But what makes this project so great is that it cost me about $10 to make. I bought tubes of plastic ornaments from the $1 bin at Target and use a wire coat hanger. It will take more ornaments than you think because they bunch together to form these beautiful clusters. I don’t use any kind of pattern but would could color coordinate if you like.
*Note: my plastic ornaments pop off their attachment hooks pretty easily so I had a few ornaments pop off while I was working with it. Luckily they are just as easy to reattach. You would permanently attach them with a bit of hot glue.