I like to think I am a crafty person. In actuality I am more creative when it comes to words than anything else. Of course this does not mean I don’t try to get crafty from time to time. So when our Christmas wreath began to get a little sad looking last year, I took it upon myself to try and find a way to come up with a way to create new, yet inexpensive one for the house this year. And thanks to places like Pinterest and YouTube (seriously what would we do without them?) the task wasn’t as daunting as once thought. Of course by the time I found my inspiration last year it was three days before Christmas, and no way was I going to start a project when I had other things to do, like last minute Christmas shop!
So this year I decided to start early. Early being the day before Thanksgiving. I watched a couple YouTube variations of an ornament wreath, all of which seemed really simple. So simple I could do it. After recruiting Anderson to help, we were off to the local Dollar Store to stock up on cheap ornaments. Depending on the size of the ornaments, you will need about 50-80 of them so keep that in mind.That, and an old wire hanger (got ours from a dry cleaner run) and a little ribbon is really all you need to make this!
Undoing the hook so that the frame came apart, we formed the wire into a circle, no need to be perfect and then we began sliding the ornaments through it, I liked mixing up the sizes to add a little variation and depth to it. While you can do a pattern, we decided to go an whim and see how it turned out just the way we stacked them. After the circle was stuffed as far as we could go, we twisted the hook of the hanger back together, closing the loose end and tied a bow. Not only that, but as promised it was super quick! The entire thing took us maybe a half hour at most. I will give the credit to Andy for the wonderful bow, which also hides the hook from view.
And that was it, my craft project was complete!
The only criticism I had was because these ornaments were pretty cheap, they came undone from the top of the bulbs really easy and fell off. Still, for a cheap and inexpensive holiday craft, and my first attempt at this I didn’t think it turned out half bad, in fact I really like it. It is proudly displayed on our door.