Making wreaths has always been a favorite crafting past time of mine. They can be anything you want and can range from super easy to crazy elaborate. I have a stack of wreath forms that I’ve collected over the years and this white one has been calling out to be made into something fun. I’ve always been drawn to white Christmas trees and this easy light up ornament wreath is just a smaller version for when a big tree won’t fit.
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- 24″ white wreath (similar–I honestly have no idea where mine came from at this point)
- battery operated LED light string (I got mine from Michael’s on sale)
- shatterproof ornaments (again, Michael’s on sale)
- ornament hooks
Just like when you decorate your Christmas tree, the first step is to wrap the lights around the wreath. I tried to make the lights as evenly distributed as I could. Depending on what kind of lights you use, you’ll need to consider where the battery pack will tuck away as well.
I bought a big pack of ornaments from Michael’s on sale. They had different color options, but I wanted the brightest colors I could get. I think they were around $10 when I bought them.
Take an ornament hook and attach an ornament. Twist the hook so that the ornament stays on.
Attach the other end of the ornament hook to the wreath. It can go on the wire frame or on a branch–just make sure that you twist that side tightly, too, so that it doesn’t fall off.
Keep adding ornaments until you have the amount of ornaments that you want.
I wanted the wreath hanger to be equally fun. Take your (cheap!!) clear hanger and measure out a strip of fabric to fit the long bit. You don’t need to do the curves–they won’t be seen. The cut doesn’t need to be perfect, but it does need to be able to wrap around the hanger.
Paint the front and back of the long bit of the the hanger in Mod Podge.
Place the fabric on the front, with the fabric as centered as possible. Smooth out any bumps and wrap the fabric to the back.
When the Mod Podge dries, the light up ornament wreath is finished! Hang the wreath, turn the lights on, and make sure the battery pack is tucked away.
And if you’re wondering, I did have a white tree for a short time in New Zealand. We had more than one tree there and this one stayed as simple as it is in this picture, but I enjoyed it.
For more fun wreath ideas, try this fun eggnog jingle bell pom pom wreath!