Create a cool craft for cheap
Last year I was at a holiday party socializing with the dog in the house (yes, I am THAT person) when I spotted a wonderful DIY holiday ornament wreath. The charming design stuck with me, and as I searched for one to buy, I saw price points for this this sparkly holiday decor anywhere from $20 to $85. I don’t spend over $10 on decorations, so this was out of my budget.
Fast forward a year and I find all the materials I need at none other than Dollar Tree. You know, the place where everything is $1! They had a wreath form and various sizes of bulbs that I spent a whooping $8 on. After putting it all together, I could not believe how easy it was. Mind you, I am not even close to a crafty person. Mediocre at best. If I can do this, so can you.
Here’s a quick guide on how to create your very own DIY holiday ornament wreath for $8 or less.
- 14 inch wreath frame (1)
- Large ornaments-12 piece set (4)
- Small ornaments-15 piece set (3)
- Glue gun + glue
Arrange the inside and outside edges with large ornaments. I tried to keep a loose pattern with mine. Glue all of them on.
Fill in the remaining large bulbs in the body of the wreath and glue on.
At this point, you’ll see quite a few empty spaces. Have no fear. It will all come together soon. Place the smaller bulbs in the empty spaces and then glue. Let dry.
For the last step you can loop a ribbon or string through the back of the wreath as a hook. Here’s a photo of my finished project hanging up.
Voila! You did it! Wasn’t that easy? This project was so simple I went out the same night and bought more supplies from Dollar Tree to make a second one as a gift. This one I made had a smaller frame and as a result I spent only $5. Here’s how it turned out:
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