DIY Ornament Wreath

by Kelsey Norwood

in Crafts


These are my kind of Christmas colors, and this is my kind of Christmas wreath:

  • cheap (ornaments from after Christmas sale)
  • quick
  • sparkly
  • happy
I will wait until the day after Thanksgiving to hang it up, but it’s the first thing I’m going to do Friday morning! I have some other fun projects planned for the leftover ornaments, but for now, the wreath is finished and you oughtta make one too:


1 Lori A. November 16, 2012 at 10:14 am

Beautiful!! I love the colors!

2 sandy November 16, 2012 at 4:47 pm

Love it! I’m trying it since it looks so easy, pretty and bright!

3 Ryan Mendenhall @Wordpress SEO November 28, 2012 at 12:56 pm

:) So simple, yet so cool! How long did it take you? How much did it cost?

4 Bri November 28, 2012 at 6:36 pm

How many ornaments did you use?

5 Kelsey Norwood November 30, 2012 at 11:40 am

A lot. Probably around 100.

6 Kelsey Norwood November 30, 2012 at 11:42 am

Hi Ryan! It took probably 30 minutes and cost less than $10. I bought the ornaments after CHristmas last year, the most expensive thing was probably the foam wreath base.

7 charlene November 30, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Did you cut the tops of the ornaments off or press them into the foam?

8 Kelsey Norwood November 30, 2012 at 2:36 pm

I pulled off the tops and then positioned them so you couldn’t see the hole. I tried pressing them into the foam and it didn’t work at all. They are easy to hide, just experiment until it looks beautiful!

9 Hailey December 1, 2012 at 3:20 pm

Hi! I love this so much and I will be trying it soon! Quick question, where did you get your wreath base? Thanks!

10 Kimberly December 3, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Love this! Silly question, but did you do the back of the wreath/foam?

11 Kelsey Norwood December 3, 2012 at 9:58 pm

Nope, just the front and sides, just enough so you can’t see much of the wreath underneath.

12 Kelsey Norwood December 3, 2012 at 10:01 pm

Either JoAnn or Hobby Lobby…I think JoAnn. But I know they have them at any craft store and I think even Walmart.

13 Tawny December 6, 2012 at 2:30 pm

I think I will try this Saturday. I am thinking about painting the base with a glitter glue first so that any holes show only sparkles!! Think it will work?

14 Kelsey Norwood December 6, 2012 at 3:51 pm

I think that’s a great idea. I’d love to see a picture! kelseyatvanillajoydotcom

15 Brianne November 16, 2013 at 9:35 pm

I did this and it worked great! I probably spent about $25 and it took me about an hour or so. I found a little snowman head that I added to the top of the wreath for an extra touch. Thanks for the idea! I am totally making these for Christmas gifts this year.

16 Laurie Mickelberry November 17, 2013 at 1:02 pm

This would be so easy!
Caution: if you use hot glue Keep indoors. The glue tends to pop off when it freezes. Laurie

17 Ashley Kennedy December 9, 2013 at 3:55 pm

I made two of these wreaths, just had issues hanging them on the door…any suggestions?

18 Kelsey Norwood December 17, 2013 at 9:00 pm

I bought a plastic wreath hanger and broke the curvy part off halfway so it just rests underneath the styrofoam part of the wreath and curves around and back up just enough to keep it from falling off. It is pretty tricky getting the whole hook in there between all the ornaments.

19 Bernadette November 12, 2014 at 5:26 pm

Did you use a low temp glue gun I’m afraid
A hot one would brust the bulbs.. Please
Let me know!! Thanks Bernadette

20 Kelsey Norwood November 17, 2014 at 10:59 pm

I just used my regular one on high heat and it was fine. They were plastic bulbs, glass probably isn’t a good idea.

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