I first made an ornament wreath about five years ago, or before you could find them everywhere. I was cool before I knew it. My first wreath used glass ornaments which I attached with wire. It was pretty, but using wire caused all of my ornaments to move around and they all face downward. I have since moved and done my house in beachy colors and my old red and gold wreath just doesn't go with my other decorations.
I found the following on Pinterest and immediately fell in love (from Better Homes & Gardens):
I searched for various instructions for how to create a new wreath and most used shatterproof ornaments and hot glue. So off I went to Michael's and came home with all of the necessary goodies.
2. Lots of ornaments! I bought 100 large, 24 small, and then a little baggie of teal, white, and silver balls for fill ins.
3. Pretty ribbon! If pink feathers don't say Christmas, I don't know what does....
4. I needed a new glue gun and glue as well. It has been a LONG time since I glued anything together.
Before you begin, pull all of the little silver ornament toppers off.
I began by gluing my larger ornaments around the wreath. Because you want it to lay flat, don't lift it off of the table or floor so that your ornaments lay flush with the back.
Then start filling in with your smaller ornaments. To keep the wreath looking round, don't cram them all the way down to the surface of the straw base. I attached mine to the sides of my larger ornaments.
And then voila! You have a beautiful ornament wreath.
If you look really close, I still have a few tiny holes I'd like to fill in. If I were to do this again, I would wrap my straw base wreath in a coordinating solid ribbon. That way, if I had holes they would be less noticeable. I would also put the cat up. All of those glittering balls were way too much for her and she went into kitty overload.
I'd love to see your own wreaths if you give this project a try!