MAKE: an easy wreath with ornaments from the dollar store.
Y’all know I love simple and easy craft projects. Well, now that we have a baby in the house, I will admit that my craft projects require even more speed and simplicity!
I honestly wasn’t sure I’d still have the desire or time to craft with a wee babe around… but after the first three crazy (crazy wonderful yet crazy hormonal/sleep deprived!) months have passed, we are all getting a little more rest and our days and nights are somewhat predictable now. So, I’m starting to find moments where I can work on something briefly during naptime. And this super simple, super easy ornament wreath is the perfect naptime craft!
I made this wreath to coordinate with the big paper mache “J” and “Y” that I hung in our kitchen for DIY holiday wall décor. (which is why it looks more like an oval instead of a circle)
This wreath was easy to make and it only cost me about $3.50 to make. I found the ornaments and bow at the dollar store. All I needed was some thick wire that I already had on hand. My easy DIY lemon wreath inspired my assembly process.
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How to make an easy ornament wreath
- Shatterproof or plastic ornaments (I found mine at the dollar store but you also could buy some in bulk at Amazon )
- Wire cutter
- Craft Wire, 18 Gauge
- Small bow or ribbon
- Awl, if needed
- Pierce the ornament using the 18 gauge wire and push the wire through and out the other side of the ornament, “threading” the ornament on the wire. (NOTE: If the plastic of your ornaments is very thick, you may need to use an awl to create the holes first.)
- String more ornaments onto the wire until the wreath is the size you want it. The thick wire should keep the ornaments in a circle shape but keep in mind that the larger you make this wreath, the more likely it is to sag. (I did not care too much about that since this wreath was supposed to look like an “O” anyways. The size I made mine will keep its shape but if you make your wreath much larger than mine, you may want to consider using thicker wire.)
- Wrap the wire onto itself to close the circle.
- Attach a bow over the exposed wire to cover it.
This wreath complements the big letters perfectly! It was simple, easy and quick to make… plus I love the clean and modern look of just the single row of ornaments.