Looking for last-minute Christmas decor? We put together this DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath for less than ten dollars. It’s the perfect craft for a college student budget, looks cute hanging on your dorm room door or can even be used as a table centerpiece with a candle sitting in the middle!
My younger sister is still in high school and one of her classes is Interior Design. For the holiday season, they have been making all types of decorations from stockings and table centerpieces to this ornament wreath. Unfortunately, she missed class one day so I helped her make one of the projects at home. A Christmas wreath made out of ornaments – it turned out amazing.
DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath Supplies
- Hot glue
- Foam wreath
- Ornaments – four 12 count packages
- Flower – optional
- Ribbon – for hanging
We purchased the ornaments and foam wreath at Dollar Tree. We used a little less than four $1 packages of ornaments. You can select the color of your choice that matches your holiday decor. Gabby selected gold with one package of green to add some color.
You may also check the Christmas clearance section at Walmart and Michaels for ornaments.
How to Make a Christmas Ornament Wreath
Gabby helped me write the instructions. I enjoyed the sister-bonding time we had making this wreath.
First, we removed the hangers from each of the ornaments. This is not a requirement, but it allowed the ornaments to sit nestled together closer than with the top hanger in place. I helped Gabby by adding the hot glue directly to the foam wreath while she pressed each ornament into place.
You want to make sure that you put the glue farther out on the ornament so it is secure in place instead of gluing it at the top edge. This will also allow you to squeeze the ornaments closer together.
Sometimes we had to put a small dot of hot glue between two ornaments to get them to stick to another one. You want to put the glue as close to the base of the wreath as possible so that you don’t see the glue. If there are hot glue strings, let them cool and then easily pull off.
We left some ornaments off at the bottom of the wreath that way we could put the flower on and it wouldn’t be so bulky. We used hot glue to secure the flower in place. However, you could fill the entire foam wreath with ornaments or tie a ribbon bow instead of a flower.