My Weekend Project: D.I.Y. Ornament Wreath

December 6, 2010 | By | Comments (0)

I debated about getting a Christmas tree for my apartment this year. For the first time since moving to New York, I have a living room that could accommodate a full size tree without requiring a storage unit for half of my furniture. In the end, I decided against getting one since I’m not having a holiday party, and I won’t be home much between now and the end of the year.


But I couldn’t let my apartment stay completely undecorated. My compromise was to hang a wreath in the living room, since there is a brick wall that was just aching for some decoration.


After considering a yarn wreath, a fresh green wreath or a light wreath, I settled on an ornament wreath. Luckily, Eddie Ross has a tutorial for making an ornament wreath on his website. Here’s how mine went:


I started out with a wire hanger and these shatterproof ornaments from Target. (I only spent $20 making this wreath. A steal in my mind.)


Ornament Wreath Supplies


The first step was to secure the silver tops to the ornaments. For which I got to bust out my trusty glue gun. It’s been years since I had occasion to use it. Hello, old friend.




After all the gluing, it was time to get stringing.


Ornament wreath halfway done


And here’s the final product. The only thing I have left to do is get a better ribbon, and fix that one blue ornament that doesn’t seem to want to play nice.




What do you think? I’d also love to know, how are you decorating your home for the holidays?