Operation Christmas: Ornament Wreath


That time of year is rapidly coming upon us, and up until today, it just hasn’t felt like the season. It’s amazing how 15 cm of snow can immediately put one in the mood for Christmas! Yes, I have said it. Christmas. It’s early I know, but if you are making decorations for your home in time for the holidays, now is the time to start!

A couple of years ago, Starbucks had their stores decorated with amazing, AMAZING, wreaths. They were huge, and made out of ornaments and yarn balls. They immediately captured my attention, and I wanted one.
So I studied them, took the idea as inspiration, and ran with it! Ran right to the nearest craft store and bought my supplies.
Here’s what you need:
1 plain willow wreath for the base
shatterproof ornaments
2 sizes of styrofoam balls
2 types of yarn
You will also need a glue gun, and some superfine wire for sewing

It was so easy to make. First I wrapped the styrofoam balls in the yarn – just thick enough to cover the styrofoam, and keep the spherical shape. Then I used a thin wire to randomly sew on as many of the ornaments as I could to the willow – they hold better. Then I used the glue gun to fill in the gaps with the rest of the balls.

I’m really happy with the way it turned out. Super easy project. I really love this wreath. Imagine all the colour combinations you could do: blue and silver, pink and red, silver and gold….the possibilities are endless.

Have fun with it!

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9 Comments

  • Reply Lindsey Ross November 19, 2010 at 5:21 AM

    Very nice! I love your Blog!

  • Reply Jerri December 13, 2010 at 11:24 PM

    That wreath is so cute! Great job on this!

    Hope you can come by for my Holly Bloggy Recipe Party on Thursday!

  • Reply Sarah December 14, 2010 at 12:24 AM

    Great wreath! Love the bright colors. 😉

  • Reply Laurel @ Ducks in a Row December 14, 2010 at 4:41 AM

    It looks awesome – I really love it!

  • Reply Anonymous January 13, 2011 at 8:01 PM

    I love your wreath- what a striking look! I also especially love your wreath hanger- do you mind me asking where you got it? I am totally taken with wreaths of all kinds, but always seem to notice the hanger nearly as much as the actual wreath itself . . . .
    Thanks for the wonderful tutorial.
    Happy New Year! Lisa in Lake O., Oregon

  • Reply A Pretty Life in the Suburbs January 13, 2011 at 8:19 PM

    Hi Anonymous! Sorry I’m not replying back to you specifically! Hope you checked back! I haven’t quite figured out how to program in the ‘Reply to Comment’ for my blog. It’s a goal I have for my blog this year! Anyway, thanks for the nice comment! I love wreaths too! And hangers! I can’t remember where I bought this hanger. I actually think my sister gave it to me!
    Jo-Anna

  • Reply (un)Deniably Domestic January 18, 2011 at 3:54 AM

    One of my students, who worked at a Starbucks at that time, brought me one of the wreaths after the holiday season. I hang it on my sewing room door for the holidays. I must say, though, that yours is far prettier. ~Kelly

    unDeniably Domestic

  • Reply Anonymous October 14, 2012 at 10:03 PM

    What a beautiful porch!! You have done an excellent job on everything that is on it. Not too much so it doesn’t get tacky looking and just enough to make everything jell together. My hat goes off to you and your imagination. Evelyn from Pennsylvania.

    • Reply Jo-Anna October 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM

      Thank you Evelyn!

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