Are you ready for another Christmas craft project? You are? Good, I’ve got just the craft for you, a Christmas ball ornament wreath. To start, you’ll need to acquire a roll of floral wire, a wire wreath form, tons of cheap plastic ball ornaments and a sheet or two of felt to match your color palette. It also helps to have a glue gun and plenty of glue sticks handy.
I got a large form from Hobby Lobby for $3.47 and nine packages of ornaments from Target’s dollar section. I chose all silver to keep it timeless and go with any color palette in the years to follow. Seriously, the best deal I’ve found. Get an assortment of sizes, too. I used 2 1/2 packages of the small (16 per pack), 5 of the medium (8 per pack) and 1 large with 4 per pack.
After you gather your supplies, start by cutting a piece of wire about two feet in length. For this part of the process, use only the two large sizes. String the wire through the top of the ornament. Wrap the wire around the wire form and twist the loose end to secure. Then, wrap the long end through another section of the wreath form, go back up and add another ball. Basically, you’ll make a zig zag pattern with the wire to connect the ornaments on a few long wires.
The zig zag will help keep the ornaments in place. They will still move around a little. This is where the glue gun comes in. Place a few little dots of hot glue where the ornaments meet and allow to dry. This step is most easily done in small sections. I don’t recommend waiting until you’ve attached all ornaments to glue.
Continue attaching the ornaments until you’ve covered the wreath form. You will have spots where the wreath form is still visible, just as I did with the pine cone wreath I recently made. If you have visible areas on the very inside or outside of the wreath, wire small ornaments in place, gluing to keep from moving.
Then, hot glue the smallest ornaments onto the larger ornaments to fill any areas you can see through those ornaments.
Again, continue until you’ve covered all areas. If you want to add a splash of color, you can add a bright bow, hang an ornament in the center of the wreath or choose a brightly colored ribbon to hang the wreath from. The possibilities are endless.
To prevent from scratching the surface the wreath will rest against, hot glue small pieces of felt to the back or the wreath form.
Hang on your door to add a ton of Christmas cheer and greet your guests.
Still looking for Christmas decorating ideas? Fret not, we’ll share another DIY idea tomorrow, but you can check out our Christmas tree in the mean time.