I'm sure many of you have seen these wreaths on Pinterest. One video tutorial said it cost $35-$40 to make this project. It makes sense since you will need around 80-90 Christmas ball ornaments to complete it (I used 82 to be exact). For a cost effective way to craft, take the route I did and get your ornaments at the dollar store! The finished product will not look like a dollar store discount, trust me.
*** I took these photos with my cell phone, please excuse the quality. The wreath looks even better in person***
Dollar Store Supplies:
- 28 large ball ornaments (4 tubes)
- 24 medium ball ornaments (2 tubes)
- 30 small ball ornaments (2 tubes)
- 1 strand of tinsel
- 1 wire hanger
- Glue gun
This project cost me $9.00 since I had the "other supplies" and took around a half hour to complete.
Take a wire hanger and bend it into a circle (doesn't have to be perfect). Then unravel hook at the top.
Put a piece of tape at the hook end to keep ornaments from sliding. Then start adding a bead of glue around ornament tops to keep them from popping off.
Begin sliding ornaments on wire hanger. I noticed it looks better to try and follow a pattern. I didn't follow a pattern with color since my ornaments didn't differ greatly in color.
When you have the whole wire full, put back into circle and make a hook to secure ends.
Stuff any gaps with the tinsel and hang with ribbon. Tip: I did not hang it from the top where the hook was because it tended to sag into an oval. I kept the hook part on the side.