DIY Christmas Ornament Wreath

by - December 10, 2017

Are you all feelin' the Christmas spirit yet?! I am ALL about it! I've spent this weekend decorating, shopping, drinking hot chocolate, wrapping presents, and watching Christmas moves. Plus we got some surprise snow on Saturday that was absolutely gorgeous! It's been perfectly festive, so I thought I would share the joy with a super easy DIY wreath!

PLUS I'm joining in with a bunch of other local bloggers today for a Holiday Link up! Down at the bottom of today's post, I've linked to others in the #LexBloggerFam who are all sharing holiday posts today! From recipes and cocktails to outfit inspiration, their posts are sure to get you in the Christmas spirit! Be sure to stop by and give them some love!

Here's what you need:

  • Pine Wreath (I got mine half off for $5 at Hobby Lobby!)
  • 3 yards of wired ribbon (I used two different types but you could use the same if you wanted)
  • 12 full size ornaments
  • Pipe cleaner or small piece of twine
  • Wire to attach ornaments (I used ornament hooks! You could use pipe cleaners or any other bendable wire)
  • Ruler
  • Scissors

Making the Bow

 The bow can totally make or break a wreath! This one looks impressive but is super easy, I promise!

Start with about two yards of ribbon, with a few inches extra. You can use two different patterns or even widths like I did, or two yards of the same ribbon. Place the first edge of the ribbon at about the 7 inch point on the ruler.

Wrap the ribbon around the ruler one and a half more times. The ends of the ribbon should overlap by an inch or two and there should be four pieces of ribbon covering each end of the ruler.

Slide the ribbon off the ruler, leaving it folded. Pinch it in the middle where the ends overlap and use a pipe cleaner or twine to tie it tightly. Leave a pipe cleaner tail of a few inches - you'll use this later to attach it to the wreath!

Take two 1.5 foot pieces of ribbon together. Tie them the over the middle of the bow to hide the pipe cleaner and create the tails of the bow.

Round out both sides of the bow and pull out the loops apart so you can see each one.

All that's left to do is trim the ends of the tails!

Making the Wreath

Fluff up the branches of your wreath to give it a little more life, and then layout your bow and ornaments to decide where you want to place them!

Using ornament hooks or pipe cleaners, attach your bow and ornaments to your wreath! You want to make sure you attach them to the wire base of the wreath, not the individual branches, so they don't fall off.

Once everything is attached, you're ready to hang it up and spread some Christmas cheer! How easy was that?!

If you couldn't tell, this year I'm using lots of bright colors and black and white stripes in my Christmas decor! What colors are you using for your decorations this year?! Are you a traditionalist, a minimalist, or a color-lover, like me? Let me know in the comments!

AND if you loved my post, check out what the rest of the #LexBloggerFam has to offer you this holiday season!

Leela Foley |  Lex Eats
Ella Rutledge | Girl Meets Lex
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Lindsay Latimer | Bourbon & Lipstick
Nina McClure | Blooming Boldly
Erin Short | The Bliss Between
Sheryl Woolverton | How to Make a Life
Courtney Hastings| Kentucky Girl Ramblings
Whitney Scheibel | Fabulous in Fayette
Desarae Anderson | House Three Thirty Six
Tif Fannin | Bright on a Budget
Bronwyn Butler | Basically Bronwyn
Zac Jones | The Kitchen Gent
Stephanie Hargis | This Lexington Life

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  1. Thanks for this bow DIY! I am so terrible at making bows... I hung a few wreaths outside and they have nothing on them! I bought that same ribbon, too, so I'll definitely be using it now! :)

    1. oh good! I think the stripes are so pretty against a green wreath! Let me know how it goes if you try to make the bow!! :)

  2. I love how you used the black and white ribbon! This is beautiful!

    1. Thank you! I am a little crazy about black and white stripes so I figured I could make it work for Christmas!

  3. I love making wreaths at Christmas Time. I use a different technique for bow making but yours looks so much easier (and less complicated). I have a few left to make and will use this method.

    1. Oh good! I hope it works out for you! I figured out this method through LOTS of trial and error and it's certainly the easiest way I've found!