As I shared with you earlier this week my festive green and red kitchen, I also showed you a wreath that I made new this year. Working with Tree Classics this season they let me choose some things I wanted to try and I asked them to send me this huge assortment of red and green shatter proof Christmas ornaments to work with and they were perfect for making this wreath. I only used 1/2 the container, by the way, it went a long ways, since this container has 100 ornaments. Of course, you can use whatever ornaments you have on hand. It’s fun to mix up the colors!
I haven’t gotten out my glue gun in forever, but it was definitely a good way to do this wreath. I shared years ago an ornament wreath I made using an old wire hanger (glass ornaments on that one) and that is nothing new since so many people have done it too. But, this time I think it’s even better using the hot glue gun. Everything is pretty stable on this wreath now and I can store it and use it later.
This old grapevine wreath was one I used for a magnolia leaf wreath and the leaves were so crispy that it was time to get rid of them, so I popped them off and had a bare wreath ready to decorate again.
I poured out my ornaments and grouped the colors together. I made sure to alternate the colors and textures all around the wreath as I moved along.
I started with the outer layer and hot glued my way around the wreath, holding each ornament securely until the glue was cool enough to hold it. That took a little patience, as it takes a little bit for hot glue to cool off and in the meantime, the ornaments can slide if you’re not careful.
I finally got the outer layer complete and ready to tackle the next layer. This one went a bit faster since the ends weren’t hanging there and had something to rest on, propping on the ones that are already there. You want to hide the end hangers as much as possible.
Layer #2 is almost finished, then it was on to the final inside layer.
Once I got to the inside, there were a few gaps that were too small to add another ornament. So, I got out my stash of red and green ornaments that were in my bins and picked out medium and smaller ornaments to fill in the gaps.
I had a few novelty ornaments like a gift box, star, or bulb shape and those were fun to add. The smaller pieces really filled in the gaps and finished it all off and I LOVE how it turned out. I’ll definitely be saving this wreath to use again.
I got the ribbon at Michaels and made the bow myself. I had this little Better Not Pout sign forever and it seemed to be a good place to hang it. It adds a lot of fun festive spirit to my red and green kitchen. You could definitely make this in any color combination and it would l look great.
Hope this gives you some ideas for a Christmas craft of your own!