Thursday, December 9, 2010

Christmas Décor on a Dime: Ornament wreath

I hope you are ready for some Christmas crafts because I am ready to share some with you! 

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This was one of the first projects I saw on Thrifty Decor Chick last year when I was introduced to the world of décor blogs! :) 

An ornament wreath!

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(photo courtesy of Thrifty Decor Chick)

I instantly fell in love and rushed to Wal-mart to buy my ornaments.  I didn’t like the way it was looking on when I strung them on the hanger shaped into a wreath (see her tutorial to understand what I am talking about).  So I decided to hot glue it to a wreath form instead.  Mistake #1!  I went to hang it and dropped it!  The ornaments broke apart from each other into about 10 different segments.  I could have cried!!  So it got stuffed into a bag and packed up into the attic in January. :(

This year I was DETERMINED I would get it fixed and hung!

Here it is hanging on my mirror in my dining room! DSC_0081

I love the red, green, and brown together! 

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My Christmas dishes have red and green in them and the brown ties in with the brown walls.

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Ready to make yours?  Here are some great examples from blogland:

Tidy Mom made this one from Dollar Store ornaments!

Love Centsational Girls’s wreath!

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So if you can be patient :), wait until AFTER Christmas this year and pick up super cheap ornaments to make a wreath for next year.  If you just can’t wait, head to the Dollar Tree or the Dollar spot at Target for some cheap ornaments to make your wreath.  :)

(Stay tuned because I am working on a post on all the different ways you can use ornaments to decorate around the house.  I am at 7 different ways so far (and no tree is involved!  Did you see one of the ways in one of my pictures above? :)

5 comments:

  1. I love your wreath!! I'm still working on lots of my Christmas decor, so haven't had time to blog about it! Hopefully I will before Christmas rolls around!

    Btw, I was reading a post about free photo cards for bloggers on Southersavers.com and one of the "sample" cards, looks like you and your hubby!! I was looking on my phone at the time, so maybe it isn't but it sure looks like it!!

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  2. Omg, that's what I get for commenting about something I looked at 3am this morning while feeding my baby! It was on your page, lol! I was reading my google feed with all the posts mixed together! Ha! Totally ignore this sleep deprived mama!

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  3. nikmbarker@gmail.comDecember 9, 2010 at 9:49 AM

    So pretty! I was just looking at my mantle thinking it needed something on my mirror - enter your ideas! : ) Can't wait to give it a try! Thanks! oh, and I saw you put some ornaments in a three tiered dish in your dining room! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!

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  4. The wreath is just so unbelievably pretty! It just screams Christmas! And it just is just perfect hanging on the mirror, really. I'm not the craftiest person ever but I would like to have something like that at home - is it possible to buy a similar wreath somewhere? I don't think I have ever seen it in any store.

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  5. Elli,

    I have not seen them for sale anywhere either. Although I have heard of people finding them at Goodwill or maybe a TJMaxx type of store.

    Just be brave and make your own - you can do it!! :) Then share your pictures with me!

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