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Easy Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY

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Today I am sharing how to make a Christmas ornament wreath using colorful bulbs. If you are looking for an easy affordable DIY Christmas craft, this is for you! I’ll show you how I used an old styrofoam wreath wrapped in pink yarn and decorated with colorful Christmas bulbs.

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I love our colorful DIY Christmas Bulb Wreath

Christmas Ball Wreath

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!

Materials needed:

  • Styrofoam wreath or wreath base
  • Christmas bulbs
  • Yarn
  • Hot glue / glue gun (low heat setting)
yarn wrapped foam wreath, Christmas ornaments
DIY Christmas ornament wreath

Step 1: Wrap the wreath in yarn

I opted to wrap the white styrofoam wreath in yarn so if the bulbs didn’t cover it completely, the colorful yarn would show vs. the white foam. Use a color yarn that will coordinate with your bulbs.

Step 2: Attach ornaments to a wreath

I removed the metal bulb 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.

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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.

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DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath With Bulbs

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.

Beautiful DIY Christmas Wreath

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!

Colorful Christmas ornament wreath, candy cane trees, white floating shelf
Colorful Christmas ornament wreath, candy cane trees, white floating shelf

This Christmas wreath took about 20 minutes to make! Easy Peasy!

Colorful Christmas ornament wreath, candy cane trees, white floating shelf
Christmas Ornament Wreath

Learning how to make a Christmas ornament wreath using colorful bulbs is a quick and easy way to add a pop of color to your kids playroom or any space for that matter.

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  1. I love the colors you chose – they are so bright and cheerful. I am wanting to make one of these wreaths also – thanks for the tutorial…. Cathy

  2. oh I LOVE the colors Jess!!! I was going to ask you how yours turned out!! be careful storing it……when I did one like this, several ornaments were knocked off in storage – so I if you can, store it some place you can hang it , if you can.

    thanks for the shout out too!!

  3. Holy cow! So much easier than the wire coat hanger one I tried years ago. That was a nightmare. LOL! This is awesome! Thanks so much for the great tutorial! It’s adorable!

  4. Beautiful colors! Love how your wreath turned out!

  5. So beautiful and fun Jess!! I adore the color combination you chose!


  6. I love the wreath. I have been wanting to make one and didn’t know how to get started. Thanks for the push. Also I love the cheery bright colors.

  7. I LOVE the colors you picked out. I’m less traditional like red and green, and prefer the more colorful and cheery pink, aqua, and lime green. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing this tutorial. I’ll definitely be making one soon!!

  8. I absolutely LOVE this wreath. The colors are perfect and right up my alley. Now I really want to make one. I’ve always been curious on how to make these. 🙂

  9. Charlotte says:

    I am curious, how many ornaments did u use?

  10. This is a beautiful wreath, Jessica! I love the non-traditional colors, but even more I love how easy it was to put together. Thanks for the tutorial!

    1. Thank you Helen! It was really easy and it gives such a high impact in the room. Cheap and easy 🙂

  11. Wow it’s a gorgeous wreath i have been looking for ideas as i have a poly ring to use so thank you! i make one for my dad’s grave every year.

  12. Love your wreath. I like to make projects for every occasion

  13. Robin Barnes says:

    This is gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing this!!

  14. omg thats pretty.. love it!! i been wanting to do something like that…

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