Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Ornament Wreaths

Last time, I shared the Anthropologie inspired snow globes that Megan and I made on our craft day last Saturday. We also each made an ornament wreath. This has been on my to-do list for years!



I've been collecting ornaments for ages. I have bowls, baskets and jars of them all over my house. And I've shared some with Megan to use at her house too. These are the boxes of extras - a box of large, a box of medium and small and a box with designs. Most of the more decorative balls are already in use, but we were pretty sure that we finally had enough ornaments to make some wreaths. It will take a good many ornaments to create a wreath!





We used straw wreath forms, but foam wreath forms would work well too.



I also have a collection of old tinsel garland. It's great for all sorts of holiday projects.


We set up shop at the kitchen table. It was a cold and blustery day, but with the sun streaming in the windows and holiday music playing, it felt warm and cozy inside.




We started by wrapping our wreath forms with the garland. This provided a sparkly background for the ornaments. Wow, that already looks cute! ... *And it's good idea at this point to make a loop of twine or wire to hang your wreath. You'll thank me for that reminder later!




With the wreath forms flat on the table, we glued an inner and outer ring of the larger ornaments on our wreaths.










This way you won't have gaps around the edges and your wreath will hang nicely against the wall or lay nice and flat on a table as a centerpiece. Wouldn't these look great with a hurricane candle in the center?











Then we just continued to layer the ornaments, using the smallest ones last to fill in the gaps.


And here is Megan's completed wreath. Oh, how pretty!








She really liked the look of seeing the garland showing through.










I piled on a few more ornaments. It's hard to stop once you get started!










Megan's wreath went home to hang in her dining room. Mine found a spot on a chippy old door in my family room. The door was a surprise Christmas present from my husband quite a few years ago. It was an inspired gift idea and I still love it! My mother-in-law thinks it needs to go to the dump. I just smile!



Megan and I love the way our little craft projects turned out. And even more, we loved just hanging out and laughing together. It was so much fun and very relaxing too! If you want to create a wonderful memory this holiday season, plan a special day to just hang out and do something fun with the special people in your life. That memory will last long after all the gifts are opened!

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61 comments:

Coastal Cottage Dreams said...

Love your wreaths. Also sounds like a fun project you had with your daughter.

Happy Holidays!

Leanne said...

These turned out so pretty...it's got me thinking! Thanks for your kind words, every prayer counts and we are all thankful for the extra love.
Leanne

Karena said...

So gorgeous!! I have always loved the ornament wreaths!!

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Screaming Sardine said...

Love the addition of garland around the form. Makes the ornaments much easier to adhere.

Pinning on pinterest. :)

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

DearHelenHartman said...

Wow - now that's a commitment to making Christmas merry! Happy Rednesday.

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I absolutely love your wreaths! This is a project I want to try someday...guess I need to start collecting ornaments!

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful ! Great Job ! I love it !

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

They've been on my list for years, too! Yours really pop on that cool old door!

NanaDiana said...

I visited earlier but didn't have time to comment! I love the wreaths. I have always wanted to do one, too. GORGEOUS...but the best part is doing them together with your daughter! xo Diana

gail said...

so pretty! I've never made one... it's on my list. hahaha

I love the garland showing through! It adds sparkle. :)
gail

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

my comment was going to be almost exactly the same as gail's! :) on my to do list!
it looks BEAUTIFUL!!!!!! next time you girls need to invite me! can't i be aunt cassie?

Ann said...

These bulb wreaths are so gorgeous, I one several years ago and some of the bulbs broke. I need to replace them because they are so striking.
Ann

Nanna said...

oh my goodness that amkes me wantta hit the after Christmas sales & be #1 on the 2012 to do list LOL~ beautiful!
Helen

ThreeOldKeys said...

sweet !!!

sounds like a fun day. the wreaths are gorgeous. and let me know if you take the door to the dump ... i might be local enough to go retrieve it ....

merry christmas!!!

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

They turned out great....love all the colors!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

I've always wanted to make an ornament wreath, thank you for sharing your lovely one with us. Just gorgeous!

Happy Rednesday!

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Dazzling, simply dazzling!

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Something cherry, something blue,
Something scarlet just for you;
Something blazing as the sun,
Something red when day is done.


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Marilyn said...

So creative and cute..I LOVE it..Very festive for the season.. I would LOVE for you to Please stop in and share/link via my Pin Inspirational Party happening today : )) THANK YOU.. Wishing you an amazing rest of the week.. ~ Marilyn ..http://theartsygirlconnection.blogspot.com/2011/12/hello-artsy-friends-stopping-in-today.html

Karen @ It's the Suburbs or Bust- Yo! said...

No only do I love the wreath, I love how you placed it into the old window- it frames the wreath beautifully!

Kandas - Custom Furniture Consultant said...

I wonder if this will work with lightbulbs that have been converted to ornaments? My daughter and I went lightbulb decorating crazy last year and now I have a TON of lightbulb ornaments I don't know what to do with...

Cottage and Broome said...

Love the wreath, this has been on my to do list also. I still need to collect some more balls. Love your chippy door. I have an outhouse door that my Mother thinks it should go to the dump too. Will be your newest follower, Laura

Coloradolady said...

Beautiful. It is so hard to find older ornaments around here, but I am always looking!! Happy VTT

Jill said...

I want to make one too - better start picking up ornaments!!

Pamela said...

Very very pretty! I attempted one of this a few years back but with $ store ornaments and a coat hangers. It was disastrous. What type of glue did you use? Thanx for the tutu and coming to party!

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Hi! This is my first time here and I came by way of Rednesday! The wreaths turned out great! Thanks for showing the process. I'm wanting to do one of these some day too but I'm still collecting bulbs!

Funny about your MIL and the door! :)

Annie said...

They look beautiful! Makes me want to make one too :)

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

These are so pretty, Sharon. I have yet to make one myself.

❀~Myrna~❀ said...

Beautiful ! Thanks for the tutorial !

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

THE WREATH TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL, LOVE IT!

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Thanks for the tutorial! I've been wanting to do this for a while now. But now I think I need to gather a few more ornaments! Your wreaths turned out great!

Phyllis@Around the House said...

Your wreath is just so beautiful..I loved the tut letting ud know eexactly hoe you put it all together...I must make one lol I think I am a follower...if not I will be...

andrea said...

It's just gorgeous! A real knock-out. I have always wanted to make one, too, but have never gotten around to it. I love how you contrasted the ornaments on the chippy door, too. LOVE! andrea@townandprairie

Maury said...

So pretty! I just did one too and it's my favorite new Christmas decoration (check it out here: http://www.lifeonmarsblog.net/2011/12/vintage-ornament-wreath.html). I'm a new follower! I hope you'll follow me back!

mommyiscoocoo said...

We are kindred spirits! I have a beautiful ornament wreath.

http://mommyiscoocoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-to-make-christmas-ornament-wreath.html

I too have been collecting ornaments for years and have them in jars around my house! I never thought of using tinsle. Was it hard to glue?

Upscale Downhome said...

Absolutely beautiful! I've been wanting to make one of these for quite a while, too. I appreciate you showing all the steps. I wouldn't have thought of the garland in the background and it really brings the whole wreath together. Thanks for sharing. Happy Holidays!

Ms. Burrito said...

Very pretty!

Beside the Christmas Tree, happy holidays!

Danielle said...

These wreaths are awesome! I love them! I'd love for you to link up to my Feature Friday Linky Party

http://blissfulanddomestic.blogspot.com/2011/12/feature-friday-linky-party_15.html

Miss Charming said...

Gorgeous vintage ornaments. Your wreath looks so beautiful--especially against the old door.

chubskulit said...

What a delight to see these lovely decors.!

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Transformations By Jacqueline said...

The wreath is great! I love the fact you give a new life to all those old ornaments, in that way they look alive and renovated again!
Wishing you and everyone at Elizabeth & Co. Merry Christmas and a 2012 full of health, love and success on business and creativity! Thanks for share so much with us...

Joselyn @ The DIY Spot said...

Gorgeous! It has such vintage appeal.

Ellen said...

Just beautiful, I think I need to start collecting some ornaments.
Merry Christmas
Ellen

Rinni's Playground said...

Your wreath is beautiful! i've been wanting to make one of these for a while now but I have to build my collection up. I'm inspired to stock up now during some post Christmas clearance sales! Thanks for sharing!

Lorraine said...

Your wreaths are beautiful, love all the colors! Thanks for the detailed pics. I checked out your Anthropologie post regarding the snow globes...we made snow globes too!! We made the salt shaker ones, they came out so cute!! Gotta love Anthropologie!! Happy PS!

mommyiscoocoo said...

Yes, everyone should make a mad dash RIGHT AFTER CHRISTMAS to buy up all the bulbs. Or, follow mommyiscoocoo. I'll probably be giving one away again next year. :)

http://mommyiscoocoo.blogspot.com/2011/11/christmas-ornament-wreath-give-way.html

Sherry said...

Oh my gosh! I know you already have a ton of comments but I have to say that I am still oooooing and ahhhhhing! I love this gorgeous wreath!!!!! Going shopping the day after Christmas for the colorful balls.

Venassa said...

So gorgeous! I love all the colors.

TeenaBugg38 said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEE it!!!! Its been on my to do list for a bit too....maybe i will just go crazy an wait til after the holidays when those things are half off and make a million of them and give them away as gifts nedxt year....I know I;d be floored to get one for a gift!!!!

Becca said...

Your wreaths are absolutely gorgeous! I love all of the different colors you chose. Thanks for sharing!

Denyse@Crazy Beautiful Life said...

Your wreath is beautiful...I just love seeing all the different things that can be done with ornaments...Thanks for sharing!!!


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Emily said...

I LOVE the garland showing through! This is beautiful!!! Would love for you to come link up to my special wreath party! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/2011/12/joyful-jars-and-wreaths.html

Honey at 2805 said...

This is gorgeous! Thank you for sharing the season at Potpourri Friday! May you have a Merry Christmas and the Happiest of Holidays!

Honey at 2805 said...

Hi Sharon! You have been featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Christy said...

beautiful! i have wanted to make one for years too..but i don't have quite the collection of christmas balls that you do...this might be the nudge i need to start collecting! stopping by from rook no17.

Good Time Charlie said...

This is so gorgeous! Thank you for sharing, I am featuring tomorrow at my link party!

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

I love this wreath! I want to make one for next year. Thank you for sharing at my party!
~Kara

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the way you used the vintage tinsel garland. Your wreath is by far one of the most lovely ornament wreaths I've seen. I'm pinning it for a "must-do" project for next year.

With all the activities and festivities of this past week, I'm really touched and appreciative that you took the time to be a part of "A Little Birdie Told Me..".

Jenn

Theresa said...

This is gorgeous! I just came over from Primp where you were featured, and rightly so! I love the vintage tinsel too... I must pin! t.xoxo

Katie @ My Darling Days said...

Sooo pretty, I absolutely love this. Pinning it for next year :)

Rhe Christine said...

thanks for sharing this. been looking for a tutorial because i was just too chicken to give it a try on my own :)

Kara at Petals to Picots said...

Hi Sharon! Your project was one of the top voted links at my "Best of 2011" link party. Make sure to drop by my site tomorrow to see it featured. Congrats!!