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How to Make a Christmas Ornament Wreath

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

For years, I have been buying ornaments at thrift stores and after Christmas sales to make ornament wreaths for my kids teachers and other extra special people.  

*Update - I've made a how to Christmas Ornament Wreath Video. See it below.
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Christmas Ornament Wreath

Supply list:

1. a foam wreath (DON'T buy floral foam) (buy your wreath here)
2. glue sticks (buy those here)  and a glue gun
3. spray paint (to color the foam wreath.  I used this  color)
4. about 50 ornaments (I recommend these ornaments  to go on the outside and vintage ornaments for the top.
5. spray on glitter (buy it here)
6. a small piece of ribbon to hang your wreath

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Spray paint your foam wreath. You can use whatever color you want but keep in mind some paint will show  between your bulbs.
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Place your bulbs on the inside of the foam wreath. (Don't use your favorite bulbs on this part! A lot of these bulbs will be covered up.) After you have placed your bulbs use your glue gun to secure them in place. You will glue each bulb to the wreath AND to the next bulb in place (I'm coocoo for hot glue).

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Repeat this process for the outside of the wreath. I like to alternate the size of the bulbs and use sturdier (not vintage-they break really easily) bulbs on the outside. (Again, don't use your favorite bulbs here).
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Now you are ready to start placing your favorite bulbs (I find it is best to do this in the evening when you have {at least} a glass of wine.  If you are anal {me} and tend to over think things {also me} you will have a hard time figuring out where the bulbs should go).  Don't over think it!  Place a few bulbs (not worrying about small gaps) and then glue them in place.  You can fill gaps with smaller bulbs at the end.  When you finish placing all your bulbs, decide what part is the top and weave your ribbon through.  Finally, spray your wreath glitter.  This will really make it shine!

*Store your wreath at room temperature!  Otherwise your glue will expand/contract and the bulbs will fall off and possibly break (causing your husband to wonder why you are crying in the attic in July holding your ornament wreath).
Check out the video!


Vintage Ornament Wreath


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 I collected vintage (my favorite) ornaments for years. 

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I love Christmas Ornament wreaths!

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Merry Christmas!!!   
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