Did you notice a theme yet for this Christmas season. Ornaments seem to be my thing I guess. I’ve seen different versions of these on Pinterest (of course), and I had to try it. It looked simple enough for this novice crafter to do.
I neglected to take a picture of all of the materials I used, but here’s the list:
1) gluegun and LOTS of gluesticks.
2) styrofoam circular tube (wreath-shaped). I bought mine at Hobby Lobby.
3) unbreakable ornaments from Walmart. I bought one package of 40 regular sized ornaments and 1 package of 20 small ornaments.
4) 2 feet of tinsel.
5) Nice big wired Christmas ribbon.
Before starting, you will need to take the tops off the ornaments, you know that part where you put the hooks on to hang on the tree. They come off quite easily.
This was my first attempt. The directions I had said to just randomly place and glue your ornaments to the styrofoam wreath, and ta-da! It was a “FAIL” for me, doing it this way. I’m kind of a systematic person. I needed a little order in doing this project.
I started at the top. The package of ornaments I had bought had different textured ornaments in it. So I began glueing them to the top part in a pattern . . . shiny, matte, glitter, shiny, matte, glitter . . . you get the point. Unfortunately, you don’t end up with a perfect circle by the end. You will have a space that will not be big enough to put in an ornament to make a perfect, complete circle. But life isn’t perfect is it. Christmas wreath life lesson #1. That’s ok. Just leave the space, we’ll deal with it later.
After doing the top, I glued ornaments on the outside of the first row of ornaments and also on the inside part of the wreath. Along with glueing the ornament to the styrofoam, glue the ornaments to each other. It sticks better and will hold it in place pretty good.
I then added the smaller ornaments to whatever spaces I saw. After you glue all the little ones, you will still have left over spaces. Let’s deal with the big one first at the top. I fixed that by putting a ribbon on. FIrst I wrapped a little bit of the ribbon around the styrofoam and then tied it so that I could hang it on my door hook. Then I youtubed instructions on how to make a big fancy bow to fill that space.
Now for the little spaces.
Cue the tinsel.
I cut little tufts of tinsel, added some glue and tucked them into these little spaces. It helped fill all those little annoying spaces that you could see the styrofoam from. Just remember to trim the tinsel when you’re done.
TBC : )