I started early this year scouring 2nd hand shops for ornaments knowing that I was going to make a wreath for my mom for Christmas. Of course I waited till Christmas Eve at 10PM to begin the project. It took me about 3 hours and a lot more ornaments than I had anticipated!
I used a Styrofoam wreath from the craft store, wrapped it in cloth and secured it with hot glue. Then I just began hot gluing ornament after ornament. I try to apply glue on all sides that I can to give it as much security as possible. After-wards I'll go back in and add the small ornaments or red balls to cover any empty spots or areas where the glue is showing.
This is a great way to recycle some of those ornaments you don't really hang anymore but you don't want to get rid of.
Here's the wreath I had made for myself a few years back. It's quite a bit smaller and still unfinished in areas. I love the vintage ornaments, I scored those at Goodwill for cheap! I was so antsy to hang it I never actually finished it! One of these years.
I'm feeling quite relieved right now. Christmas is put away and the house is clean! I might be able to catch up on blogging and some art!
hi and welcome!!! i'm so glad you're here! my name is michelle. i'm blessed to be a wife (to gary) of 18 years and a mom of two girls; alexis(16) & jess(11). i've been a full time artist for 15 years. i made my start at Portland Sat. Mkt. and art fairs around the country, and then headed into wholesale shows when our oldest began school. i love ART-ing, art journaling, running, cycling and downing junk food!