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If you don’t know by now, I’m quite the crafty girl.  With a little imagination you can transform pieces into one of a kind items that look like they would be purchased at Pottery Barn!  Each year, Christmas decorating can be expensive and overwhelming, but it truly does make your home feel so beautiful and festive which is therefore, worth the hassle. While some of it can be expensive, I’m here to tell you that this is NOT always the case. And there are so many different styles and ideas!! Head on over to Michaels or your nearest craft store and you can buy what you need for a great price (be sure to use that 50% off coupon they offer to buy the actual wreath, especially if you are buying a plain green one that you plan to spruce up). It’s all in how elaborate you want it to look.  And the really great thing is that you can use it every year!  So, let’s get inspired with some of my favorite pictures and then I’ll show you a simple step by step guide to making a festive ornament wreath! 🙂

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I hope that was inspiring!  I love all different kinds of decorations.  We will learn how to make a new style each holiday season.  For today, let’s zip through a quick tutorial on how to make a simple ornament wreath (the one pictured at the very top) for *dramatic pause* less than $20! Not only will you feel a sense of pride sharing that you made it, but you can also reuse it year after year! Now lets get started . . .

WHAT YOU WILL NEED: 
1) Start by using a simple wooden wreath form.This wreath form was found at the Dollar Tree, but you can use all sorts of other wreath forms with great results (styrofoam or grapevine wreaths work too.) So, go forth and pick the wreath form of your choice.  Just be sure that your wreath form has a big center opening.  Usually the bigger the form, the prettier the wreath.  So, once you have your wreath form…
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2) First things first, you’re going to need a lot of ornaments. More than a hundred on this wreath. Go to the dollar store and get 6 tubes of ornaments (which gives about 75 ornaments in varying colors and that’s only $6).  If you want, spray paint them whatever color scheme you want or simply use the colors as they come. Make this your own! If you love a certain color scheme, glitter, metallic, neutrals . . . whatever!! Make it fit you! Also, watch for after Christmas sales and get ones for dirt cheap for next year that can really be some pop pieces!!
3) Glue gun or super glue
4) Ribbon, to tie a beautiful bow on the top and hang it from a mirror or door (or you can purchase the pre-tied bows that are already perfect and gorgeous)
LET’S GET STARTED: 
Step 1: Hot glue the ornaments around the inside of the wreath, with the tops of the ornaments facing up.
HOW TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT WREATH STEP 1
Step 2: Glue ornaments around the outside of the wreath, still with the tops facing up.
HOW TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT WREATH STEP 2
Step 3: Flip the entire thing over. You’re now looking at the front side of your wreath.
HOW TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT WREATH STEP 3
Step 4: Fill in the gaps, beginning with some of your large to medium ornaments.
HOW TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT WREATH STEP 4
Step 5: Finish filling in any gaps with your smallest ornaments.
At the end, I also glue a few small ornaments around the outer edge, which I think makes it look more unique and less like a bulbous donut.  
HOW TO MAKE AN ORNAMENT WREATH STEP 5
After all of the ornaments were glued on, I attached a simple metal wreath hanger and tied a big bow at the top. I love all wreaths when hung in front of a pretty mirror, it looks so elegant and chic!
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And that’s all there is to it, it’s truly so easy and it turns out SO pretty!
special thank you to LiveLove ❤
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