Monday, November 21, 2011

Creating an Ornament Wreath

After Mr. Fix-Its Mom passed away last year, we helped his Dad clean and organize the house. While we were sorting through the guest room, I found a box of ornaments under the bed. I looked through the box and realized it was a DIY Ornament Wreath just waiting to be completed! Mr. Fix-Its Dad insisted that he'd never do anything with it, and encouraged us to take it home.

Mr. Fix-Its Mom was remarkably crafty and creative, and had probably thoughtfully collected the ornaments for this project for quite some time.

     Here's what was included in the box:

  • Assorted ornaments (lots!)
  • Styrofoam wreath
  • Wreath over-the-door-hanger
  • You'll also need: a hot glue gun

I never got around to putting the wreath together last year. Honestly, I'm not entirely sure why - I think it seemed a little overwhelming. Yesterday, I decided to dig in!

First, I emptied the box of ornaments and laid them around the wreath. There were several repeating ones, so I made sure to spread them evenly.

At this point Mr. Fix-It was asking me, "Isn't this stressing you out?! No, seriously". He said he had to go into the office because the project was too chaotic or something. I felt the opposite - I love things that are more creative. Bonus points for no measuring!

Next, I started gluing. (Our hot glue gun was officially dead, so I made a trip to JoAnn Fabric & Crafts earlier in the day). Mr. Fix-It offered the tip of not only gluing the ornaments to the styrofoam wreath, but also to each other. It helped!

Once I had covered the entire front surface, I decided to hang the wreath on the door to check my progress.

Funny enough, I thought I was just about done at this point. However, the sides were still pretty bare. I turned the wreath on it's face and filled in the outer area.

And, it was time to test it again!

ooooh! pretty!

For fun, look at what I initially thought was "almost done" versus "actually done":

Approved! Officially complete!


  1. Looks amazing! I might end up making one of these! I keep seeing them on pinterest and they look soo easy!

  2. I love this!!! Looks incredible. Nice job :)

  3. I love it! That looks so cute and so easy. I need to do this!

  4. I love this! Do you think it would hold up outside??

  5. That is so cute!! And, it has such a sweet back story. I love it.

  6. Wow, I totally want to make one now! And I love that you finished your MILs sweet.

  7. @ Kristin: I think it could survive outside. Some of the ornaments I used are pretty delicate, I'm sure others would do just fine. I'm keeping ours indoors for sentimental reasons!

  8. Super cute! But a word of advice/warning... I made a similar wreath a few years ago and when I pulled it out of storage the next year my box contained a wreath form and a bunch of ornaments. So just be careful how you store it unless you want this to be a project you redo every year :)

  9. I made a similar one 2 years ago and still love it. I added bells so it rings whenever someone opens the door. :-)

  10. This looks awesome and such a special keepsake for the holidays.

  11. Your wreath is beautiful! and what a wonderful keepsake from Mr Fix-its mother.
    I really want to run out any find old ornaments and make one now.

  12. You did an AMAZING job! I am so inspired and totally want to try this!

  13. Love the ornament wreath!!! It looks great!

  14. WOW. I love this too. I have a much of old ornaments I need to find something to do with. This may be it.

  15. I've been such a bad commenter lately, but I wanted to let you know I adore this! I pinned it the moment I saw it and really want to make my own.

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