DIY Easy Christmas Ornament Wreath

Updated: Oct 20, 2020

A few years ago, I bought a giant tube of Christmas bulb ornaments from a clearance shelf after the holidays were over. I figured I'd end up putting them all over the tree the following year, so I stored the container under our stairs with the rest of our Christmas decor and for three years, that's where it stayed.


Every year, I'd pull out all of our totes filled with decorations, along with that tube of bulbs. However, by the time I'd decorated the house and put all of my favourite ornaments on the tree, I didn't have the energy or the patience to do anything with those silver, taupe, and white clearance bulbs so back into storage they'd go.


Over the last couple of months, I've done a few major purges of our house. I'm at the point where clutter drives me absolutely insane, so whenever I come across it, I can't help but go into "trash or donate" mode. And, as I'm sure you've guessed by now, my most recent purging session brought me face-to-face with that dusty container of Christmas bulbs.


In that moment, I knew I had to do something about it. The last thing I wanted was to continue to hold on to something that had become completely useless. So, I decided that rather than not getting my money's worth out of the bulbs and hauling them off to Value Village, I was going to dig into Pinterest to find a project that would put those things to good use.


Within seconds, I came across the perfect solution to my holiday clutter problem: an ornament wreath.

Materials

  • Wire wreath form

  • Christmas bulb ornaments

  • Pipe cleaners

  • Wooden Christmas decoration

  • Acrylic paint

  • Metallic marker

  • Hot glue gun + glue sticks

  • Command Hook

  • Twine

Tip: Wreath forms can be kind of expensive depending on the size you need and where you shop. However, I'm happy to report that Dollar Tree sells perfectly sized wire forms for a more than reasonable price.<