‘Tis the Season: Dollar Tree Ornament Wreath
I think it’s appropriate given the commercialization of Christmas that this Christmas post comes right after Thanksgiving (around the time the Christmas mania starts). Don’t get me wrong, I love Christmas, but to have Christmas decorations out on Halloween, c’mon people. Anyways, our apartment could always use more decorations, so I opted for a Christmas wreath. I got a great start from this tutorial on Pinterest.
As always, I was looking for ways that I could save money. DIY’ing saved money, but I figured if I could get the inexpensive materials, it would be even more of a steal. And lo and behold, the Dollar Tree had all of the materials that I needed:
- 3 tubes large ornaments (with 5 bulbs each) @ $1 each
- 5 tubes medium ornaments (with 8 bulbs each) @ $1 each
- 1 tube small ornaments (15 bulbs each) @ $1
- 1 floral ring (similar to this one, but mine had rounded edges) @ $1
- 1 roll Christmas ribbon @ $1
- Hot glue gun and glue gun sticks: FREE (I already had them on hand)
For a grand total of…..drumroll….$11! Can’t beat that. The process of making the wreath was really simple. I started on the outside and hot glued the large and medium ornaments so that they touched each other all the way around the outside. (I had to fuss with it to get the ends to work…don’t worry if it’s not perfect and there’s a few gaps.) I then repeated the process on the inside of the wreath. The hot glue melted the form a little, but it didn’t affect the project as a whole. I took the remaining large- and medium-sized ornaments and filled in the gaps as much as I could. There was still some green showing, but I tried to cover as much as I could. I then used the small bulbs to fill in the gaps. For hanging, I took some of the ribbon and glued it to the back to make a loop on the top. I then made a separate bow and glued it onto the loop. (I’m sure there’s an easier way to do that where the ribbon is a continuous piece, but I didn’t know how.) And bingo bango, that’s it…a beautiful and inexpensive ornament wreath!
Let me know if you tried this and how it worked. Comments are always welcomed!
Looking for more holiday DIY ideas? Check out my reversible Christmas blocks.