DIY: Shatterproof Ornament Wreath

I actually completed a challenge, go me! This entry will be week 4 in the Dare to DIY Challenge – deck the halls.

I saw Meg from Whatever make this wreath last year, but decided to hold off until I could get some clearance ornaments after Christmas. So, I’ve been anxiously waiting to start this project for a whole year! Friday night my friend Katie and I went out to dinner, and had a wild night of crafting and watching National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation.

The only wreath form Michael’s had in the size I wanted (14-inches) was this green styrofoam one, so that is what I bought.

Katie had one of these flat foam wreaths. Since they tend to shed, she wrapped it in fabric first.

The ornaments I got last year for 50% off were from Target, and they are all shatterproof. While I love the look of the old, vintage ornament wreaths, I did not love the idea of them shattering all over the place if I dropped it or it fell off the door.


I didn’t really have a plan for how I was going to arrange the ornaments, I just started gluing and hoped for the best. I glued on all the big ornaments first, and then filled in gaps with the smaller ones.

Katie’s wreath turned out a little… shall we say, huskier than mine. She ended up using 74 ornaments versus about 50 for me.

The whole project took about 2 hours, just slightly longer than Christmas Vacation.

As you can see, it could stand to have a few more mini ornaments since there is a little bit of green showing through. I can live with it until ornaments go back on clearance though.

Unfortunately, right after taking the last photo I found out that my wreath was too fat to fit in between the door and screen door. So, it will be going above the fireplace instead. After waiting a year for this dang wreath I’m now back to the drawing board for something to hang on the front door!

Also linking up at: Lines Across, Today’s Creative Blog, Sugar Bee Crafts, Lil’ Luna, Ginger Snap Crafts, Live.Laugh.Rowe, Liz Marie Blog, Design, Dining and Diapers, Craftberry Bush, Crafty Scrappy Happy