Today I’m so excited to share with you easy DIY tutorial how to make an ornament wreath! I created a fun pink ombre Christmas wreath using Christmas ball ornaments. It’s super simple to make and adds so much fun color to my festive Christmas decor. I’m also sharing 25 fun Christmas DIY & craft projects to make at home!
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How to make an ornament wreath
I’m so excited for the holiday season!
This time of year always comes and goes in a flash, with so many activities and events and crazy work loads. But each year I try to slow it down and enjoy the most out of this magical season. My kids are at the age where they see so much joy and magic during this time of year, and I love viewing this season through their eyes! They are so excited to get down all the Christmas decor, but so far I’ve only managed to get out a few items to make a fun Christmas DIY project.
Today I wanted to create a fun wreath that I haven’t yet seen – a pink ombre ornament wreath!
I created an easy Christmas wreath tutorial to show you how I made this wreath – I was a little hesitant making it, as I’ve never made a wreath with only Christmas ornaments. But as it turns out, it’s actually pretty easy to make an ornament ball wreath! Read below as I share my step by step tutorial on how to make a wreath with Christmas ornaments.
How many ornaments do I need for a wreath
First step is to gather your supplies you need to make your DIY Christmas ornament wreath. For a Christmas ball wreath you will need:
-about 100 Christmas ball ornaments in small, medium, and large sizes
–Wreath form (mine is an 18 inch straw wreath)
–Christmas tinsel garland (or other ribbon or wire to hang wreath)
If you want to make an ombre design on your wreath, try to find Christmas ball ornaments in various shades of the same color, in multiple sizes. I had a lot of pink ornaments left over from last year, but needed a few sizes to fill in. I gathered what I had from my Christmas storage in the attic, and then bought the rest at local craft stores. For an 18 inch wreath I used about 100 ornaments total. You could use more or less depending on the size of your wreath form and how big or small you want your wreath to be.
How to secure ornaments on a wreath
There are two very simple ways to attach ornaments to a wreath: using a hot glue gun or U shaped pins. I like to use a hot glue gun, as it seems more secure. If you are wanting to save the ornaments for another use and not damage them, using U shaped pins would work better.
I first wrap the wreath with a pink deco mesh ribbon, as this will cover the straw and create a background with the color of your wreath, in case there are any small gaps or holes. Before placing the ornaments on the wreath, I first take off the plastic ring or hanger attachment on the end. This helps the ornaments lay better on the wreath and be able to glue more flat and secure.
I then add a ring of ornaments around the inside of the wreath. Because I’m creating a ombre design, this helps lay out the ombre color placement for the wreath. I add hot glue to the top open area of the ornaments, as this is the area of the ornament I want hidden. I will hold the ornament in place for a few seconds after placing on the wreath to make sure glue has secured to the wreath.
After I add ornaments around the inside, I then add a single ring of ornaments around the outside of the wreath. This also helps visualize where the ombre colors will start and stop along the wreath. Once I’ve added these two rings on the inside and outside of the wreath, I start adding in ornaments along the main side of the wreath. I attach mostly medium and large size ornaments around the wreath first, and then add in the small ornaments last. The small ornaments are great to use at the end to cover any small openings, over up glue spots or fill in any areas that look sparse.
pink ombre christmas wreath
You can create a pink ombre ornament wreath or use any ombre color design you love! This type of ornament wreath will also look good with a mixture of colors as well. I love using pink for my Christmas decor so it was a no brainer to create a pink Christmas wreath. You could do an ombre green ornament wreath and use light to dark shades of green, or you could mix in lots of colors to create a multicolor Christmas ball wreath – there are so many options when making these ornament wreaths!
Welcome to the first week of the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Series! Today a group of my blogging friends and I are sharing our Christmas DIY craft projects to help inspire you for the upcoming holiday season. Click on the links below each image to be taken directly to my friends’ posts!
Classic Christmas Light String Garland DIY at The Happy Housie
DIY Hydrangea Christmas Wreath at Two Twenty One
Chunky Knit Vase DIY at Craftberry Bush
Holiday Place Card Wreaths with Printable Tags at Tatertots and Jello
Easy Christmas Star Garland Gift Topper at The Handmade Home
DIY Winter Wonderland Snow Globe Forest at a Pretty Life
DIY Cotton Ball Wreath at Hallstrom Home
DIY Faux Etched Christmas Mirror at Confessions of a Serial DIYer
DIY Christmas Book Craft Project at Happy Happy Nester
DIY Christmas Place Setting Name Tag at She Gave it a Go
Elegant DIY Dollar Tree Christmas Village at The DIY Mommy
DIY Safety Pin Christmas Angels at Zevy Joy
DIY Wooden Advent Calendar at Jenna Kate at Home
DIY Holiday Gift Wrap at My Sweet Savannah
How to Make a Modern Christmas Wreath at Cherished Bliss
DIY Giant Pine Wreath at Love Create Celebrate
Paint by Numbers Printable Christmas at Rambling Renovators
DIY Winter Wreath at The Turquoise Home
Christmas Art Work at Life is a Party
Dollar Tree Rustic Glam Christmas Wreath at All Things With Purpose
DIY Vintage Whitewashed Nutcracker at Rooms FOR Rent
DIY Drum Tree Collar at Sincerely, Marie Designs
Line Art Christmas Tree DIY Acrylic Sign at Lemon Thistle
Snowball Cookies in a Jar at Clean & Scentsible
DIY Pink Ombre Ornament Wreath at We’re the Joneses
Looking for more Christmas DIY inspiration?
Check out my DIY Song Lyric Table Runner post HERE!
Check out my How to Flock a Christmas Tree Video Tutorial HERE!
I hope you enjoyed this easy ornament wreath tutorial! It was so fun to create and I’m excited to add it to my pink Christmas decor in my home. I also hope you are inspired by the 25 Christmas DIY and craft projects from my talented blogger friends, make sure you check out all their creative Christmas designs!
Happy Christmas crafting!