DIY Christmas Wreath {25 Days to an Organized Christmas}

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25 Days to an Organized Christmas

Today, my friend Amy is here for my 25 Days to an Organized Christmas Series. In addition to being an amazing blogger, she is also a fellow Baltimore Ravens fan which is always a deciding factor for me when choosing my friends 🙂 We are continuing today with DIY decorations for your home.

Hi, friends! I’m Amy, aka One Artsy Mama, and I’m thrilled to be here participating in Kelly’s 25 Days to an Organized Christmas series! If we haven’t met yet, let me introduce you to my loves, hubby and Little Crafter. LC is 5 years old and is the reason I started my blog almost three years ago. I wanted a place to share the crafts and activities we did together on a regular basis.

Since then, One Artsy Mama has turned into so much more. It’s the place where I share things that honestly apply to everyday life: crafts that are honestly do-able, styles that are honestly wearable, recipes that are honestly edible, and kids’ projects and activities that are honestly teachable. I hope you’ll stop by for an everyday dose of inspiration!

Meanwhile, I’m not here to talk about me, my job is to share with you how I made my favorite Christmas wreath ever! Here it is!
Ornament Wreath

To make your own, you’ll need:– a basic green wreath {available at craft stores or even Walmart} – 7-10 ornaments, depending on their size {you can use any color scheme you like!} – wired garland – wide ribbon: in my opinion, the sparklier, the better! – wire and wire cutters – hot glue

Step 1: Make your bow. It may seem funny to start with this, but you need to know how much space on your wreath it’s going to take up before you can arrange anything else. If you don’t know how to do this part, here’s a tutorial that will walk you through how to make a ribbon bow.

Step 2: Attach your bow to the wreath using the wire.

Step 3: Position your ornaments around the wreath, alternating colors. Make sure they’re not all just in a straight line; place some closer to the outer edge of the wreath and some farther in. I suggest playing with the placement and getting them all where you want them before you do any gluing. Once you’re happy with how it looks, then place {a lot of} hot glue on the part of the ornament where the hook would go and push it down into the wreath.

Step 4: Add your wire garland accents. This is my favorite part! All I do is cut lots of pieces of the garland in various lengths. I wrap one end around a branch of the wreath, then I either wrap the other end to a different branch, or let it just pop out for a 3-D effect. You can curl the garland around your finger or any other cylindrical shape to get the fun twists. Just keep adding more until your wreath looks complete!

Step 5: Position and glue your bow streamers. Twist and tuck the streamers where you want them to go and glue them in place. For the ones that are hanging down freely, you can still add a tiny bit of glue to the part that touches the wreath to keep them positioned.
That’s all there is to it! Hang and enjoy! For storage the other 11 months of the year, we bought a plastic tote to keep it in, which works perfectly. Nothing gets smooshed, and each year when I pull it out, it looks just as newly made as it did the first time.

What do you think? I always get a ton of compliments on it because it’s traditional and yet different. Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! If you’re looking for more fun things you can do to decorate your home with ornaments this Christmas and even New Year’s check out these easy and festive projects:
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