How to make a Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments — Georgia Peachez’ secrets

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Suzy of Georgia Peachez

Suzy aka Georgia Peachez

UPDATE: Read our expanded tutorial how to make vintage ornament wreaths here.

Last year I proclaimed my love and admiration for Georgia Peachez’ crafty Christmas wreaths made out of vintage tinsel-garland and ornaments. What a fantastic way to use ornaments hunted and scrounged at estate sales all year long — something to hunt for an actually use! Suzy, the genius Peach, is at it again this year — that’s her “That 70s Wreath,” above. Morevoer — we asked for her how-to instructions — and she graciously responded right away! Read on to learn how to make a Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments of your very own. –>.

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Suzy writes:

  • Start with extruded foam wreath base and wrap in tinsel-tone garland securing with hot glue.
  • Important to add a wire loop here before preceding.
  • Glue larger ornaments around the outer rim of wreath form.
  • Lay flat and then fill in with smaller ornies.
  • I like to mix up ornies with kitschy little things.
  • Important to use HIGH TEMP hot glue.

That’s it in a nutshell!

Ooooh! “Kitschy little things.” I have plenty of those. Do spatulas get you in the holiday mood? I ask: Are the ornies attached to anything? or do you just glue them straight on … that is, no hooks? She responds:

  • Just glue them right on. The tinsel gives a good surface to bond to.

One of the things that I think is particularly clever about Suzy’s method, is that by starting with the wrapped tinsel — the back side of the wreath is actually very pretty, too. Here is a photo from a wreath available in her etsy shop that shows what I mean:

If you don’t have time to get crafty, I think that Suzy’s wreaths are very well-priced at $50-$75. And, she says that she has never had an issue with shipping. Here are all the vital links:

  • See Suzy’s Georgia Peachez etsy shop for wreaths and other holiday goodness.
  • Do-it-yourselfers, be sure to see her Wreath Blog. And you know me, Precautionary Pam warns: Be careful with those glue guns and sharp edges, peoples.
  • And, there’s even more creativity over on Suzy’s main Georgia Peachez blog.

Did I read something about “a little obsession” over in your headers, Suzy? I sure do emphathize. In a good way because, girl, you are good! xoxo


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  1. Jessicula says

    Most vintage ornaments are glass. Does that mean you are working primarily with glass ornies? I thought they would break.

    • pam kueber says

      Yes, we use glass ornaments — they will break if dropped or bumped or if you pressure them , otherwise they work fine

  2. Sandy says

    When someone uses vintage ornaments or describes them in wreath making are they actually the old glass ornaments being used????

    • pam kueber says

      Yes, the glass ones, generally. There also are vintage ornaments that are plastic – Bradfords. I use those too.

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