- They should be shatterproof
- You should get 3-5 different sizes of ornaments
- Don't forget to make sure you have one or two small/"mini" sizes to fill in empty spaces
- For a 14 inch wreath that is very full, you will need a total of approximately 125 ornaments. Adjust this total for a smaller wreath or if you don't want to make it as full.
- I always made sure that I had 50 ornaments that are "medium" sized, or approximately 2.5'' (60mm) around.
- A straw wreath (14 inches)
- Shatterproof ornaments. Recommend approx. 125 ornaments, 50 which are "medium" sized, about 25 that are larger, and the rest will be small and mini for fill-ins.
- Glue sticks
- Glue gun (I "borrowed" my mom's glue gun - my sister pretended she needed it and passed it on to me to use. :))
- Ribbon (the wider the better!) It doesn't matter what kind of ribbon it is, but keep in mind that you use it for the wreath hanger, too, so you will want to color coordinate the ribbon. I can't remember how much of it I needed, I'm sorry! To be safe, you could get a 10 yd. spool and I'm fairly certain that will be long enough.
- Some sort of garland/decoration (glitter spirals, glitter branches/leaves, bead garland)
3. Take ribbon and make a "hanger" for the wreath. Hot glue the ribbon in place.
4. Take the little "metal tops" off of your ornaments.
5. Make sure the holes at the top of the ornaments are facing down when you adhere them to the wreath (not visible).
6. Hot glue your ornaments to the ribbon-wrapped wreath. Start by gluing your biggest ornaments around the outside of the entire wreath. You will want to glue them directly to the wreath and also put a dab of glue between two ornaments to hold them together.
7. Add garland/decorations as you go. Before you get too many ornaments on, you should glue these on. They can stick out from the sides and you glue the ornaments around them. It's much easier to add these as you go instead of waiting until the end.
8. You will do the outside ring of the wreath, then a layer on top of that...then you will do a third layer toward the inner circle and the inner circle itself.
Here are photos of the three wreaths I made. If you have any questions about the process, please comment! Otherwise, go ahead and give it a try! I seriously had zero experience, art/crafting skills and just a brief online description of how to do this. You can do it, too! :)
Pink/Silver BFF Wreath:
Purples/Silver Sister Wreath:
Blues/Silver Family Wreath: