Make a Christmas Ornament Wreath (Holiday Craft)

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DIY Christmas Wreath

Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? Fire up that hot glue gun and let’s make this easy and festive Christmas ornament wreath. How beautiful would this look hanging on your front door or above the mantel? Check the dollar stores for good deals on these shatterproof ornaments because you’ll need lots, along with a lot of hot glue sticks. I used about 20 mini ones. Wrap the plastic foam wreath form with ribbon or scrap fabric first because it helps the hot glue stick to the wreath. I like the idea of using different sized ornaments so you can fill in the empty spaces with small ones.

Supplies for Ornament wreath Hip2Save

For this craft you’ll need:

  • 90-100 shatterproof ornaments of varying sizes.
  • Hot glue gun and hot glue sticks (lots of glue)
  • 16 inch wreath form
  • Ribbon or scrap fabric

ornament wreath tutorial Hip2Save


  1. Wrap ribbon or scrap white fabric around the plastic foam wreath and secure with hot glue or straight pins.
  2. Take off the metal hangers of the ornaments.
  3. Glue the larger ornaments first, varying the colors.
  4. Fill in gaps with the smaller sized ornaments.
  5. Hang with a metal wreath hanger or loop a small piece of ribbon and secure it to the back.

Glue Ornamnet Wreath Hip2Save

These blue, silver, and gold tones are in my holiday décor and I love that you can customize it for your home.

Ornament wreath Hip2Save

This would be a fun project to get together with friends and have a craft night because it’s so cute and easy!


Here’s how I display this pretty ornament wreath in my home next to the Christmas Tree.

 Lina ( loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects. 
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Comments 51

  1. carolina

    This looks gorgeous! !
    Im making mine with red and green ornaments thanks!

  2. Carol

    That’s beautiful!

    • Doreen Browdy

      Thank you for this great craft we can make together as a family!

  3. karen

    I’ve been wanting to make one of these but wasn’t sure how. Thanks for the instructions, now I just need to find the time to do it.

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You are welcome! It’s a fun project ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Ali

        This is gorgeous. May I ask why you wrap the foam first? I’ve only made one other wreath (old navy flip flops) and was wondering what the wrap does. thanks!

        • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

          Really hot glue can melt it so I wrapped mine first. I wanted to make sure they stuck really well. Thanks!

    • Jen

      I made one using a hanger ๐Ÿ™‚ that works too!

  4. Zos

    Beautiful !

  5. Danette

    I love the DIY projects…does Lina have a blog?

  6. smo

    Oh my. Love it !!!

  7. kathleen

    thanks! i’ll have to head to doller tree and get some ornaments..

  8. Rachel

    So pretty!

  9. Charlotte

    Beautiful Ihave some of the same colors from clear….years past….I would never have put those together…THANKS

  10. Jaclyn

    This is BEAUTIFUL!!! Were the blue ones found at the dollar store? What one? There are a few different dollar stores in California. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I NEED shatterproof with my boys!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      The blue were from Walmart and Joanne’s. Walmart had lower prices though. The gold and silver from dollar stores. thanks!!

  11. Jessica

    I used a wire coat hanger that I bent into a wreath shape and just strung my ornaments on to make a pretty ornament wreath ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 3gmom

      What a great idea, Jessica!

    • Jen

      What did you do with the hook part of the hanger? Was it the wreath hanger too or did you do something else for hanging up the wreath?

  12. Kathy

    I actually made one yesterday. You definitely need a lot of ornaments, patience and time. I had to run to the store a few times to get more ornaments. It is worth the time and money, came out so beautiful. Btw, saw a small ornament wreath at hobby lobby for $40

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      I know these are expensive! I ran out of glue sticks! Ha it’s a satisfying diy at the end ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Renee

    Gorgeous!! I love it & it sounds pretty simple to make!

  14. Tiffany

    Can I ask the approx. cost of the final product?? I know it will vary depending on supplies but just curious! Love it!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      About $30 maybe a little more. These new can be over $100. This is a pretty large wreath ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!

    • ohlyia

      If you don’t have the time or finances this year to make it, buy the supplies after Christmas and do it next year. I bought big packages of shatterproof ornaments last year for $1-3 at Walmart and Target last year after the holidays so I could do it this year.

      • Tiffany

        Thanks ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Emily

        That’s my plan too. We just bought a big farmhouse and only have apartment sized decorations. I just bought the entryway trees that are on sale at Big Lots and some basic supplies so our house can look at least a little festive this year and so we’ll have any ornaments on our tree, but plan to buy up everything at the after-Christmas sales in order to go Griswald next year!

  15. angela

    target has a good deal on the ornaments this week too they are on sale and there is a mobile coupon for them

  16. Alejandra Pazos

    You can also make these to hang from a sturdy window curtain rod. Be sure do decorate around the whole wreath instead if just one side! ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. JulieA

    Thank you for the instructions! I love it!!

  18. esther

    you can use a pool noodle like from the dollar store to make wreath base

  19. Ray

    Will the glue keep them intact with the cold temperatures?

  20. Kim

    You can use a wire hanger (untwisted and made into a circle) instead of the foam wreath form. Glue the ornament hooks to the ornament before placing on the hanger.

    I have a ton of hangers from my husband’s work clothes so that makes this project even cheaper for me. If you wait until after Christmas, you can get the ornaments at least half off. Either get colors for other seasons or make a wreath for next year.

  21. amanda

    I would love to try this! The finish wreath looks amazing! It says to glue on the large ornaments first…do you have any pictures of this step? I was wondering how much space to leave between ornaments, and how to place the smaller ornaments as well. Thanks!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hi I didn’t leave a space. You will have spaces naturally even if you put them side by side. Then go over the top with smaller ones. thanks!!

  22. Erin

    I love ornament wreaths but I don’t care for the look of plastic ornaments because most have a ridge or line bisecting them, which looks cheap to me. However, with two kids, I see the value of shatterproof! Does anyone know if good quality plastic ornaments exist? I made a huge wreath for the side of my house from Walmart plastic ornaments and they faded badly after a year (and they also had that pesky line, but the wreath was so large and hung so high that you couldn’t see it from the ground).

    • Leanne

      I like Target’s shatterproof ornaments. I’ve used them on my tree since my son started walking. Like a previous poster said, Target does have them on sale this week plus the mobile coupon.

      • Erin

        Thanks! I’ll look there!

  23. Kathryn

    oh, if only we could find a way to save on the ornaments ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous though ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Jill

      Kathryn, You could look at Goodwill \ Resale stores. Seems like they always have tons of Christmas ornaments.

      • Dannee

        Wow…that’s a great idea. Thanks for the suggestion. I wanted to make this…but I knew the bulbs would add up. Next stop Goodwill. :=}

  24. Christine

    I made this a few years ago for a party where everyone had to bring a homemade gift. My cousin ended up with the gift and put it above a shelf where she was burning candles. When we were visiting at her house, the ornaments starting dropping off the wreath one by one… the heat from the candles was melting the glue to make them fall off!! LOL

    • Emily

      I’ve had this happen with other projects too, the hot glue didn’t hold up. If I were going to do this project, I’d probably use liquid nails and dab it on the ornament before hooking it to the foam.

  25. Lisa

    Does Lina have a blog for the things she makes for homes “on a dime”?

  26. Helen

    It’s beautiful! I made one myself but I love the colors on yours. Thanks for sharing!

  27. Pat

    You can also find some beautiful old ornaments in the thrift stores or on freecycle (love to recycle). Collin, you are so talented! I give you a grade of A+…….

  28. maflies1

    So do appreciate this post! You have no idea how many hours I have spent trying to replicate a beautiful large wreath that I saw years ago at Pier 1, and even with my grandson’s help, we never even came close to getting the ornaments to look decent to staying on the form. LOL And I certainly don’t think I would ever pay the amount of money that they wanted for their wreath, although after all the time we spent, it was probably worth it!

    I have two sets of beautiful ornaments that are just begging to turn into a wreath. Thank you so much!!!

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      You are welcome! I love how the result looks expensive ๐Ÿ™‚

  29. Cyndi

    Where can you find the wreath forms at?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Craft stores like Joanne’s, Michael’s or Hobby Lobby.

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