Friday, December 16, 2011

Christmas Ornament Wreath {Crafty Friday}

Crafty Friday Everyone :)
Well here we are exactly one week and one day before Christmas! Ack! Time really got away from me this year. I have managed to squeeze in some crafts and holiday decorating (finally) this past week.
I decided to not put my holiday shutter with the birdie on it this year and instead keep it on my mantle.
I wanted to make a more festive and colorful wreath for my front door. 
And this was the result:

Isn't that pretty?

It's so easy too.
Here's what you'll need:
1 wire hanger (don't let Mommie Dearest see you lol)
assorted ball (shatterproof are best) ornaments
floral wire
First you'll decide on a color scheme. I decided to use mostly red and a few gold balls. I wanted it to have a peppermint theme so I bought some that looked like peppermint ornaments. I could not find shatterproof ones so I had to settle for glass ones. I am keeping my fingers crossed that no one in my family slams the front door and the wreath comes crashing down >:|
I took the wire hanger and "opened it" and shaped it to make it into kind of a circle shape.
I then started to string my ball ornaments using the loops on the top.
I kept alternating sizes and finishes. The best part of doing it this way is that if you don't like the way it's going you can remove them and start over.
After you've got them all the way you like them,you can tie the ends together using pliers or have a strong man help you. In my case I had to use duct tape to tie them together to make them more secure. Use your own judgement. I used ribbon to cover the ends where the duct tape went :)
Then I took two different types of ribbon and made my bow.
I thought it'd be cute if I made the tails of the bow different. 
And here it is:

Simple and pretty.

I'll be back to show you my Christmas mantle using some of my junkin' finds.

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