Learn how to make a gorgeous DIY Christmas Wreath with colorful Ball Ornaments.
Last year, while wandering around Michaels craft store, I found tubes of colorful shatterproof glass-like ball ornaments. These ornaments came in a variety of color combinations, textures and sizes from small opaque globes to large, transparent balls. Some of the ornaments are shiny while others are sparkly and glittery. Perfect for a DIY Christmas Wreath.
Teachers! Did you use this instructable in your classroom?
Add a Teacher Note to share how you incorporated it into your lesson.
Step 1: Supplies:
- Wire Wreath Form
- Shatterproof Ball Ornaments
- Craft Wire
- Wire Cutters
- Glue Gun
Before you begin your wreath, take a quick look at the hangers on the ornaments. Some of mine were very loose and came out easily. If you find some of those, go ahead and hot glue them into place.
Also, if your set of ball ornaments has a variety of different colors and textures, take a moment to think about how you want to arrange them.
Step 2: Assemble Your Ornament Wreath
To begin your DIY Christmas Wreath, you’ll first want to cut a bunch of wire pieces, about 7-8″ long and then bend the wires in half. Go ahead and cut 30 or so. You can always add more later, if needed.
Now, take one of the folded wires and thread 3 ornaments through their hangers. Twist the wire 2 or 3 times to secure them.
Step 3: Attach the Ornaments to the Wreath Frame
Take that cluster of ornaments and secure it to the wreath frame by wrapping the wire around it tightly. Now, just repeat making clusters and attaching them to the frame until the entire front and side of the form is covered with ornaments. Make sure the clusters are snug against each other. You don’t want them to be shaky.
Finally, check over the wreath for any gaps or holes in the ornaments. If you find a gap, you can string just 1 small ornament on the wire and tie it into place. You can also make adjustments if you see an imbalance in the colors.