Pinterest and crafting blogs have been flooded with ornament ball wreaths the last few Christmas seasons, and with good reason. They really are cute and simple to make- I just had to have one of my own! I’ve been on the hunt for just the right (and inexpensive) ornaments lately, and when I spotted a pre-packaged assortment of white, red, green and gold ornaments at 50% off, I had to buy them. I couldn’t wait to make my wreath!
I found it’s best to use ornaments of varied sizes. The smallest ornaments did a great job of filling in any gaps in my wreath.I bent a wire coat hanger into the best circular shape I could- easier said than done- and then strung my ornaments onto the hanger. I know some tutorials recommend gluing the hooks onto the ornaments before stringing them, but I skipped this step. Ornaments falling off or breaking were never an issue. I have to admit, I was a bit skeptical of how this would end up when I added the first 20 ornaments or so. The wreath didn’t really start to take shape unitl I had added plenty of ornaments. To close the wire hanger loop, I used pliers to twist the ends together- I did this carefully so I didn’t warp the wire and break my ornaments!I glued some of the ornaments together just to give my wreath a more uniform circular shape.