Thursday, November 29, 2012

Saw it. Pinned it. Did it: Ornament Wreath

I can finally link up with Katie and Steph for Saw it. Pinned it. Did it. because I actually had time to start and finish a project over Thanksgiving! Yippie! I have a serious issue with over-commitment if I haven't mentioned that enough recently.

Today I am going to show y'all my version of an ornament wreath! I've seen a few on Pinterest and knew that I absolutely needed it to add to my Christmas decor this year! Here's the original pin:





I have loved this pin and the others like it for quite some time. I'm decorating my home in red, green and gold for Christmas, so I needed a wreath to match! Here's how I did it:

Ingredients:
1 Styrofoam circle. The bigger the better.
Hot glue gun
Several glue gun sticks
Lots and lots and lots of ornaments
- I used 3 different sizes

Directions:

Prepare to hot glue your hand at least half a dozen times. After the first few, it doesn't really hurt.

Take your circle and start gluing ornaments around the outside. It's best to use the same size around the entire outside.




Yes, I realize there is a gap in mine due to the size of the ornaments...don't worry, I fixed it later :)

Next glue ornaments around the inside of the circle. Again, using the same size is best!




Now comes the fun part. Using various sized ornaments, begin gluing them together around the circle filling all gaps. I found it easiest to start in one place and just move around the circle instead of gluing sporadically.




As you can see, there are a few gaps, using your smallest ornaments, you can easily fill in these holes. I bought some of the ones for mini trees at Target and they worked as excellent fillers!




After a lot of placing, gluing, ripping the ornament off and regluing, you have your final product! I must say, I'm absolutely in love with mine :)

Side Note: One thing I kind of wish I would have done is wrap the Styrofoam wreath in garland so no white spots would show through. It's not mandatory though and from far away, you can't even tell. Take a look!




My fire place and mantel all decorated and ready for Santa to come down the chimney! Well almost ready, I need new stockings. Bad. These are old, dirty and don't match. I really want burlap ones. Anyone know where I can get burlap stockings? 

Let me know if anyone makes one of these wreaths! They're so pretty and can be done in so many different ways! Just a few easy steps and you've got it!




Also, all you need to do to hang it is use some ribbon! You can either glue it to the back or the wreath or tie is around it like I have. The wreath can get pretty heavy with over 100 ornaments on it {make sure you buy enough}, so I felt better tying the ribbon all the way around!

Have y'all created any holiday decorations yet? Any set theme or colors to your home? Don't forget to link up with Katie and Steph!



Until next time...
With love and God bless,

19 comments:

  1. I love it! You did a great job! :-)

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  2. Yours turned out so good!! I'll be posting a picture of my version later today, and yours puts mine to shame!

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  3. It looks AMAZING! So does your whole mantel girly! Thanks for linking up with us!!

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  4. I made this for my boss at work and I felt the exact same way about wrapping the foam before I started. I wish I would have wrapped the foam in ribbon so that the foam wouldn't show through in any spots!

    There is an Etsy shop that sells adorable burlap stockings. It's called Pink Slip Inspiration. You can also get them personalized if you want. I love them - they are soooo cute!!

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  5. Love your wreath! I have been wanting to try this kind.

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  6. When hot gluing, keep a mason jar, or glass of room temp water nearby.
    If you dip your fingers in the water and coat your finger tips, then you can easily mold/touch the hot glue without burning yourself. Works best with a home hot glue gun, vs an industrial hot glue gun ( they get much, much hotter).

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  7. This looks fabulous! You've inspired me to make one now :)

    Your mantel is GORGEOUS, and I especially love Maggie's bed. Looks comfy ;)

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  8. Great job!! It turned out so good:)

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  9. Amy that looks fab! I'm not sure I have the patience to do this but I really want to make one! About how many of each size did you end up buying?

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  10. love it! I did a red/green/gold theme this year too

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  11. I love this!! I think yours turned out better!!! The colors your picked would look perfect in my house??? Wanna make me one? LOL!!! So fun!

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  12. AWESOME JOB! It looks so great!!!

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  13. Holy mother of wreaths!! You totally rocked that pin!!! (I actually think yours looks MUCH better!!) And I am LOVING your red wall above the fireplace. You go sister!! Oh-and of course, thank you for linking up with us!!

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  14. Wow, your wreath looks awesome!! Great job!

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  15. On etsy http://www.etsy.com/listing/115091068/burlap-stocking-christmas-burlap?ref=sr_gallery_5&ga_search_query=burlap+stocking&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_ref=auto5&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=burlap+stocking ;) great wreath

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  16. this looks so good! Definitely might try it myself :)

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  17. Beautiful job. Btw, Hobby Lobby did have some burlap stockings

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