WHY I DIY [sometimes]

I’m so proud…saw this ad at Target…

$17.00!!!

I only spent:
$1.00 for a set of 10 wire hangers
$1.00 for the bow
$6.00 for the ornaments

diy ornament wreath

hmmm….I might have to open an Etsy shop….

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111412: Project Christmas Decor- Part 1

I started this draft with a nice back story. 10 paragraphs later, I decided to get right to the point. I wanted a wreath as a Christmas decor this year. But, I don’t want those traditional garlands. So, back in October while on a high DIY high, I voluntold my son to make me an ornament wreath.


Inspiration:
That’s What Che Said

11/13/12: Here are my kids, ready to make an ornament wreath. My princess wanted to help. aw.

Here’s the finished product. I will add the bow later.
DIY ornament wreath
UPDATE: The bow on the wreath to cover the wire. I also used a fuzzy stick to hang it up.
Ornament Wreath

Supplies: [aside from the kids-joke!]
wire hanger
ornaments about 75 or more depending on size
bow, wire edge ribbon
glue gun

1. glue tips of ornaments together. to prevent the ornaments from falling off as you’re stringing them together
2. form wire hanger into a circle
3. string ornaments, arranging them so the wire won’t show too much. [luckily, i found a purple hanger, so i don’t have to worry if it shows]
4. hook ends and cover with bow or ribbon.

**the hanger that i got was too hard to work with in the end. so plan ahead on how you’re going to tie them together
**glue is HOT!!! – yeah i’m one of those moms who glues her fingers on ornaments. lol
**fill in the gaps [if any] with leftover ornaments, just glue them on.

Until then,

HAPPY DIY!

Taking a break from 11/1-11/10

A lot of things are happening in my reality at the moment. From getting a roommate, to my son’s birthday week. I’m taking a little bit of time off and will start a new project next week. Posts should come in as soon as projects are done.

 

Until then…HAPPY DIY!