It’s been Wreath Mania 2014 at my house again this season. In the quiet after my wreath-making party, I made three wreaths of my own. Because I know that lots of readers have been busy with their own hot glue gun festivals, I powered up an Uploader. 100+ wreaths in our Uploader so far (including from last year’s holiday uploader) — let’s see yours!
Above: My red-green-silver wreath, with lots of weebits — a knee-hugger elf, a vintage mica ornament, a porcelain Santa, antique reflectors, a holly berry pick, teensy pinecones, two bottle brush trees — and hanging bells. I pushed my design skills making this wreath harder than ever, working to incorporate lots of weebits. I gifted this wreath to my friend Michelle at Finders Keepers vintage shop in Lee, Mass., as thanks for helping to enable my ornie hunting. I love her shop!
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Above: This blue and silver wreath was for a friend, by request. Note the owl, which I glued into the open cavity of the ornament… I love the big spray of silver balls… and I also loved using the decopauge ornament.
Above: This gold and green wreath is possibly my favorite of all time. It is so glowy — I got out the professional photo light to try and get a photo to do it justice, this still doesn’t quite. This wreath is for my Aunt Mary Anne. I am going to make another one, in the same color palette, for me next year.
Above: I made this pink wreath after Christmas last year, so I don’t think I ever showed it on the blog. It’s pretty over-the-moon glowy fabulous, too. This and the blue wreath are the most “perfect” wreaths I’ve made, although, on the other two I made this year, I took more chances, pushed my boundaries in terms of incorporate more elements.
- Here’s our tutorial to make an ornament wreath — there’s a video, too.
- Here’s how we did it using new (rather than vintage) ornaments
Upload photos of your Christmas ornament wreath:
Have you made a wreath using vintage and/or new ornaments? Upload your photo(s) here:
- (1) Use the Description field to type in your caption info — this will be visible to others once the photo appears.
- (2) I need to approve photos for publication via my control panel and will be checking throughout the weekend to do so. Please, just submit once.
- (3) Wreath photos only. Our holiday decor uploader is coming Friday.
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