I occasionally decide to get a little crafty and take a break from painting rooms, building shelves or ripping something apart. I love the ornament wreaths all over pinterest so I decided to make a Christmas wreath using colorful ornaments that I found at Michaels and Home Goods. I used an old styrofoam wreath that I had from a previous project that was already wrapped in pink yarn. How to make a Christmas wreath using ornaments is the simplest craft on the planet. But one word of caution, use “shatter proof” ornaments. I will admit, I didn’t because I couldn’t find any bright bold colored ones that were shatter proof and I REALLY wanted these colors. I broke three of them and what a mess I made!
1. Styrofoam wreath or wreath base 2. ornaments 3. hot glue / glue gun (low heat setting)
I removed the metal hangers and simply glued the ornaments around the wreath. Be sure to glue the part with the hole (where the metal hanger was) face down or pointed inward so it doesn’t show. Once you start stacking ornaments on top of each other, you will not see it.
I glued them so they were just touching each other. I worked my way around the wreath glueing the ornaments and once I completed one circle, I started another along the outside and inside.
I have seen other people use smaller ornaments to fill in the holes but I couldn’t find any that were the same colors so I just filled in my holes with the larger ornaments. It is a matter of preference how many times you go around the wreath and how high/thick you create your wreath. I would suggest using a low heat glue and be sure to glue the ornaments to each other in multiple spots to ensure they don’t fall off. I went a little crazy with the glue!
I’m kinda of loving this little bold vignette and colorful ornament wreath. I am decorating the kids study in these fun whimsical colors and I plan on hanging this wreath above the fireplace.
This Christmas wreath took about 20 minutes to make. My friend Cheryl at Tidy Mom made a similar wreath using a wire coat hanger which I would have done if I didn’t already have this styrofoam wreath.
How to make a Christmas wreath using colorful ornaments is a quick and easy way to add a pop of color to your kids playroom or any space for that matter. I am in the process of decorating the kids study with all of these colors and my son is loving the fun bright bold colors. If you are looking to make a more traditional Christmas wreath, be sure to check out the boxwood wreath I shared a couple weeks ago. See our Christmas Home tour below and see how I used this wreath in our mantel design while creating a JOY sign.