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Gold Ornament Wreath

I can’t believe I’m still making Christmas decorations! Christmas is in a few days, and it feels like I still have so much to do. I bought a bunch of gold Christmas ornaments at a dollar store and decided to make a mini ornament wreath. I already have my living room decorated, so why not add a little holiday cheer to other parts of the house?

For this ornament wreath I used an 8 inch floral foam ring, 50 ornaments, hot glue gun, and glue sticks. I used floral foam instead of a Styrofoam wreath because I just didn’t feel like going to another store and spending more money, so I just improvised and used what I had in my closet. The floral foam has a softer texture than the Styrofoam wreath.

 

Green wreath (Styrofoam Wreath)

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Begin by removing the caps from the ornaments. This helps the ornaments fit better into the wreath.

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Use the hot glue gun to glue the ornaments around the inner circle of the wreath first, then work your way out.

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Continue gluing until the wreath is fully covered. Glue more ornaments on top of the other ornaments to cover the open spaces.

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Here’s the finished wreath:

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Very beautiful and easy to make!

 

 

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DIY Pine Cone Ornaments

I wanted to share with you all my version of pine cone ornaments. This was my first time doing a craft project using pine cones. I had a lot of fun making these beautiful ornaments and adding a bit of nature to my Christmas decor.

I used the following supplies:

  • Pine Cones
  • Snow Spray
  • Jute Rope
  • Ribbon
  • Hot Glue Gun

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1. Go outside and pick pine cones.

2. Bake the pine cones in the oven at 200° for about 40-45 minutes. This will get rid of the bugs that are sometimes on the pine cones.

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3. Remove pine cones from the oven and let cool.

4. Spray pine cones with snow spray. I bought a small can of it at a dollar store in the Christmas decor section. The spray is easy to use and dries after a few minutes.

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5. Cut jute rope into 8 inch long pieces, and use the hot glue gun to glue the ends of the rope to the top of the pine cones.

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6. Make a bow for the pine cones using decorative ribbon.

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7. Use the hot glue gun again to glue the bows on the pine cones.

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Here are the finished ornaments:

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The ornaments are so lovely, and give my mantel a rustic look. I think I will do this project again next Christmas!