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How to Make Your Own Ornament Wreath

This ornament wreath is the perfect addition to your holiday decor! You can choose any color ornaments to match your decorations, just remember to buy them in different sizes. Take a look and see just how fun and easy this holiday wreath can be made.

Today I am going to show y’all my version of an ornament wreath! I’ve seen a few on Pinterest and knew that I absolutely needed it to add to my Christmas decor this year! Here’s the original pin:


How to Create Your Own Holiday Ornament Wreath

I have loved this pin and the others like it for quite some time. I’m decorating my home in red, green, and gold for Christmas, so I needed a wreath to match! Here’s how I did it:

What you need:

  • 1 Styrofoam circle. The bigger the better.
  • Hot glue gun
  • Several glue gun sticks
  • Lots and lots and lots of ornaments
    • I used 3 different sizes


Prepare to hot glue your hand at least half a dozen times. After the first few, it doesn’t really hurt.

Take your circle and start gluing ornaments around the outside. It’s best to use the same size around the entire outside.

Yes, I realize there is a gap in mine due to the size of the ornaments…don’t worry, I fixed it later 🙂

Next glue ornaments around the inside of the circle. Again, using the same size is best!

Now comes the fun part. Using various sized ornaments, begin gluing them together around the circle filling all gaps. I found it easiest to start in one place and just move around the circle instead of gluing sporadically.

As you can see, there are a few gaps, using your smallest ornaments, you can easily fill in these holes. I bought some of the ones for mini trees at Target and they worked as excellent fillers!

After a lot of placing, gluing, ripping the ornament off, and regluing, you have your final product! I must say, I’m absolutely in love with mine 🙂

DIY Ornament Wreath Notes

One thing I kind of wish I would have done is wrap the Styrofoam wreath in garland so no white spots would show through. It’s not mandatory though and from far away, you can’t even tell. Take a look!


DIY Ornament Wreath Final Result

My fireplace and mantel are all decorated and ready for Santa to come down the chimney! Well almost ready, I need new stockings. Bad. These are old, dirty, and don’t match. I really want burlap ones. Does anyone know where I can get burlap stockings? 

Let me know if anyone makes one of these wreaths! They’re so pretty and can be done in so many different ways! Just a few easy steps and you’ve got it!

Also, all you need to do to hang it is use some ribbon! You can either glue it to the back or the wreath or tie is around it like I have. The wreath can get pretty heavy with over 100 ornaments on it {make sure you buy enough}, so I felt better tying the ribbon all the way around!

Have y’all created any holiday decorations yet? Any set theme or colors to your home? Don’t forget to link up with Katie and Steph!
Try this DIY ornament wreath this holiday season! Choose your ornaments to match your holiday decor and get to work with a styrofoam hoop and hot glue gun. Take a look inside to see all the steps and where to get your supplies! #diychristmasdecor #diychristmas #diywreath #christmaswreath #ornamentwreath

Check out these other great DIY Holiday Projects:

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(15) Comments

  1. Amy I think I’m going to try this this year I have some time on my hands thanks for the step by step Instructions

    1. Yes! I hope you do get to try them. It was super easy and we did all 3 in just one afternoon.

  2. Monalisa says:

    Super sweet! Thanks for sharing!

    1. You’re welcome! I hope you get a chance to try it.

  3. What did you do with the part where the hook goes? Do you push that part into the foam circle?

    1. I didn’t actually put a book in! I wrapped some ribbon around to hang it!

  4. Kyla Williams says:

    I can’t wait to finally make one! I’ve admired them on Pinterest for years! How many ornaments do you think you used? I’d hate to not have enough. Thanks!!

    1. You’re going to have so much fun. I really enjoyed making mine. As for how many ornaments, I can’t give you an exact number because it’s been so long! I do know that I had a few big packs of ornaments in different sizes from Michaels or Hobby Lobby!

  5. I tried making one of these. I got one all done and glued together. I let it dry for a day, and then when I went to move it, all the balls were coming apart from each other and stated falling off the noodle and taking pieces of the noodle with it. And it wasn’t holding together at ☹️☹️

    1. Thanks so strange! I’ve had mine for several years now and I only have to glue a few back on after being in the attic all year. Did you use lightweight shatter proof ornaments? I’m sorry it didn’t work. I haven’t heard of it not staying together before!

    2. Did you do front and back?

      1. No just the one side! The back side just goes up against the wall or door!

  6. Thanks for sharing this wonderful DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath tutorial. I have admired these beautiful wreaths for a few years now. I am finally going to make a couple. I am going to place some Wired Edge Ribbon In the small spaces instead of tiny ornaments. I will post a photo of it. Thanks ? again!

    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed it Carrie! It’s one of my favorite holiday pieces that I’ve made!

      1. Rachael McCutcheon says:

        I’m so proud of mine, I’ve bought another couple of rings and snaffled old baubles off my parents. Love it! Shame I can’t post a pic cos it
        Looks great!

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