This DIY Christmas wreath is made with ball ornaments, a wire hanger and ribbon. It is very easy and only takes about 2 hours to complete.
How to Make a Christmas Wreath with Ball Ornaments
Step one: Gather materials
You will need approximately 60 ball ornaments, an old-fashioned wire hanger, a wire cutter, and some ribbon for this project. I bought five packages containing twelve ornaments each. Each package of twelve costs $1.00 at my local Dollar Tree store! I already had a wire hanger, and some tulle ribbon I used to hang it.
Step two: Form Wreath
Unhook the top hanging part of a wire hanger; using a wrench, wire cutter or whatever tool you have in your toolbox that works for you. When the hanger is unhooked, shape it manually into a circle, which will serve as the base of your DIY wreath.
Step three: String Ornaments
Next, string ornaments on the hanger, one at a time, and in any order you wish. I put my ornaments on the wire hanger in the order they came arranged in each package. My wreath uses green, red, and gold ornaments. Continue adding ornaments to the wreath (wire) until you use all sixty ornaments. Other color schemes that would be attractive are blue/silver, black/gold/silver, and red/gold, pink/turquoise. With the vast amount of ball ornaments available in stores, any color combination is possible. Choose the color combinations you like
Find inexpensive ornaments to use for this project in Goodwill and Salvation Army stores. You can also find them at yard sales. Buy what you see that you like, and gather ornaments for making wreaths for next Christmas!
When the last ball is on the wire, twist the wires together at the center to secure them, cutting off any unnecessary wire. You can rearrange the ornaments if you wish during this stage! When you are satisfied with the shape of your wreath, move on to Step four.
Step Four: Attach a length of tulle around the wreath by wrapping and tucking it around the balls. Use ribbon or tulle you already have, if possible. Use a tape measure, determine how far down you want the wreath to hang, and then cut that length of tulle or ribbon. Tie a bow at the end of the tulle. You can hang the wreath with the bow at the top of the wreath, or at the bottom. It is up to you! If you know how to make an elaborate bow, that is great! Make it and attach it where the wires meet instead of just tying a bow in the strip of tulle or fabric.
Source: This author has been crafting for 40+ years.