Dec 7 10
by cara
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Ornament Ball Wreath

I’ve had an Ornament Ball Wreath on my list of craft projects since last year when I saw them in several magazines.  Martha Stewart, Better Homes and Gardens, Southern Living, and Good Housekeeping have all had versions of this wreath, and many bloggers have made them too.  There are many different Etsy sellers making these for $50 or more, so I thought I’d give it a go.

There appear to be several different techniques for making these: you can either hang the ornament balls all on a wire coat hanger, bent into a circle OR you can hot glue the ornaments onto a wreath form.  I opted to hot glue my ornaments to a wreath form.

I am SO in love with my new Ornament Ball Wreath!  It looks just gorgeous hanging over my mantle next to my Glitter Trees, don’t you think?!

Several tips for those of you that want to try this:

  • Wrap the wreath form in ribbon first, like I demonstrated with my Halloween Ribbon Wreath.  I completely forgot to do this, and there is some styrofoam showing in places.
  • Put some thought into how you plan to display your wreath BEFORE you make it.  If you plan to hang your wreath, I’d suggest putting a length of wire and/or ribbon around the wreath form before you start gluing the ornament balls on.  I also forgot to think this through (can you tell I was eager to get started?!), but my husband saved the day.  He used a skewer to poke holes through the foam for some wire.  That’s what is holding it up, and the red ribbon is decorative and concealing the wire!
  • Use several different sizes of ornaments, and keep your color palette simple.  Try to find ornaments with different finishes (I’ve got disco ball, glitter, striped, swirly pattern, mirror, etc).  Most of my ornaments are patterned but not TOO elaborate.  I would have preferred NOT to use the red ornaments with Christmas trees (shown below), but I was running low on red ornaments.
  • Buy early and purchase lots!  I tried to shop last weekend for additional ornaments for my wreath and came up short.  I’ll be purchasing more as soon as they hit the stores next fall summer February.  I’ve still got a few blank spots on the sides, though they are strategically placed so you can’t really tell from most angles.

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  1. GretchenP permalink

    looks great! especially the mirror ball ones added.. nice touch! 🙂

  2. ann sellers permalink

    I have always thought these were so pretty but never felt like paying the $50+ bucks for one – now I think I’ll make my own!! Thanks for the tips!!

  3. Wow, this looks amazing, great colors and texture, it’s to full, I love that!

    And your trees are awesome, I made a version myself. Love the overall look on your mantle!

  4. Andrea permalink

    Beautiful! Your mantle looks great.

  5. I love it! It’s so sparkly.

  6. Andrea Apple permalink

    I love it!

  7. Your wreath and trees look great together! Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting, now I’ve found another inspirational blog to read!

  8. Ann permalink

    So pretty!

  9. it is beautiful, great job. Love the red and silver combination. And your trees came out really beautiful as well. I am too much of a wimp to use glitter with two little boys running around, but your post made me want to anyways!

  10. VaNessa permalink

    Super cute wreath!

  11. Oh my goodness!! I love it! Must share on my FB page – it would go so great with my Christmas tree too!!! 🙂

  12. Joni permalink

    Hi, I really like this — I think I will try to do this next year! Love it! Joni

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