Adorable Ornament Wreath

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Christmas is right around the corner, and I plan on getting my decorations the day after Thanksgiving. I also wanted to see how hard these wreaths were to make-if they were easy, I wanted to make them with my in-laws while they’re visiting for Thanksgiving. Guess what! They are so ridiculously easy it’s awesome.  And they look beautiful!

I went to Dollar Tree and picked up about 8 packages of ornaments. I would guess that I ended up using almost all of them. I bought a variety of large and small sized ornaments. Then I grabbed a wire coat hanger out of the closet that looked easy to bend.

I untwisted the top of the coat hanger so it was 1 long piece of wire.  Then using just my hands  I bent all the corners straight.  That was surprisingly easy.  From there I did my best to reshape it into a circle.  And that was it for the base of the wreath.  A coat hanger reshaped into a circle.

When I got the hanger shaped I heard a knock at the door.  The neighbor kids had stopped by to say hi.  Their mother is so sweet and is always sending me plates of home cooked food.  I love her.   I enlisted their help for the next part.  We opened up ALL the packages of ornaments.  I had picked green, gold and red colored ones, and tried to grab a variety of designs and sizes.  After dumping them into a pile on the table, we started threading the tops of the ornaments onto the wire.  I think the kids did 90% of putting the ornaments on the hanger.

Once the wire started to fill up I had to play with the ornaments to get them to sit right.  Once the wreath got really full I twisted the ends of the hanger back together.  And that was it.  Done.  I even had a perfect hook to hang the wreath on my door.  Or, set it on a chair and make my dog be a bow model.  I had some large ribbon left over from last Christmas so I used that to make the bow.  It honestly looks cute all by itself and doesn’t need much else.  If you wanted to get crazy, you could really dress this wreath up with lots of bows and more expensive ornaments, it can be as simple or elaborate as you want.

For a grand total of $8 and about 20 minutes of my time, I have the cutest wreath to put on the door.  No hot glue, no Styrofoam, that’s it.  The simplest, easiest, and cheapest Christmas wreath I have ever made.
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  1. chunky is so doggone photogenic and he wears red well!!

  2. Awesome, thanks for sharing. Love the dog!! : )

  3. That is adorable! Love it. :)

  4. Very nice and the dog is totally adorable!

  5. Hey there! My 5 year old and I just finished an ornament wreath! Thanks for this GREAT idea. I added a bow, but need some work. Would love to send a pic.

  6. I have been wanting a wreath like this, and I swear I saw one at Target for, like, $30! My kids would love to do this, thanks for sharing!

  7. Anna, the wreath is cute, but Chunky with a ribbon is cuter!
    This is a great idea, and I am definitely going to do this soon. I’ve seen this type of thing before with glass and it just isn’t practical with kids (or a husband) around.

    have some of those kid size wire hangers that I think would make cute wreaths for my kitchen cabinets since it’s harder to decorate in there. When I get them done I’ll send you a pic. :)

    • Oh my gosh, that sounds so cute! Yeah, I think some of the glass ornaments are very beautiful, but honestly, not practical at this point in my life. I was hanging the wreath on the door and the nail popped out of the hole!!! The whole wreath crashed to the ground, knocking off almost half the ornaments. Guess what :) Only about 5 of the balls actually broke, the rest just had to be reattached to the wreath. I was pretty excited about that. Please send a picture!!!!

  8. Alexis Babb says:

    Hi there! How did you hang your wreath without a over-the-door hanger thingy? Thanks!


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