DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath


Tonight, I made this wreath: 

Seriously, this was probably the easiest DIY craft I have ever done. The other day I went to the dollar store and noticed they had long tubes with probably 10 shatterproof ornaments each for $1.00! I bought probably 7 of the tubes in varying colors and sizes. 

Shatterproof is VERY important in this project! If you only have glass balls available, I would highly suggest that you take the time to hot glue the little metal tops of every ball to the glass ornament - otherwise they will likely fall apart and break to billions of pieces when you try to pull the wreath together.

I got a wire coat hanger from my closet, pulled it apart and smoothed it out as much as I could. I didn't worry about forming it into a circle before I put the ornaments on. 

Then, I just "strung" the ornaments on the hanger using the little holes in their toppers. I made sure to grab different sizes and colors as I put them on so the ornaments would bunch together tighter. Once I ran out of ornaments, I (carefully!) pulled the two bare ends of the hanger together to make a circle, and then wound the wires back together. It would have probably turned out better if I had been able to find a pair of pliers, but I couldn't. 

You can see in the picture that the top of the hanger hook is still visible. I wasn't quite sure what to do with that, although I'm sure, again, the pliers would have helped. But, so does a piece of wire ribbon! So, I made a bow and used that to hide the ugly wire part as much as I could. I think it turned out pretty well! And it cost me probably $7.00 in ornaments. If you had extra ornaments around your house, this thing could be FREE!