Who said wreaths are just for Christmas? The fact is a wreath is the perfect décor item all year round! Whether you want to decorate your front door, mantel, or entryway, a colorful and whimsical wreath is a festive choice. If you are unsure how to incorporate this look into the Halloween season, look no further than these Wicked Ornament Wreaths.
Wicked Ornament Wreaths are the perfect mix of sparkle and fright, and just begging to be part of your Halloween décor. The best part? You don’t need to be a crafting queen to whip one of these up. They are a lot easier than you may think. Take a look below at how to get started on your very own!
A few things to know: You can find all of these items at your local craft store such as Hobby Lobby or Michael’s. It is ideal to use a smaller wreath form, such as the 8 inch size or less as it is less overwhelming. Buy the green foam forms as those are sturdier than the white, which tend to snap in half easily. While choosing ornaments, find different sizes as they help add some variation to piece.
- Foam wreath form
- Black or orange tinsel garland
- Assorted Christmas ornaments in black and orange, you can even add gold if you wish.
- Hot glue and glue gun
- Ribbon in your choice of color
- Begin by wrapping the tinsel garland all of the way around the form. You want to add a dab of glue when you begin (to the end of the garland) to secure it to the form. When you finish, add a second dab to the end piece to secure it. Move the tinsel around to make sure it is even and none of the wreath form is showing through.
- Now comes the fun part. It is time to start attaching your ornaments. Start by taking your largest ornaments and gluing them in the positions of number on the clock. Glue one at 12, 3, 6, and 9. Or you can do any other number variation of your choice, however this will just keep them evenly spaced out and make it easier to fill the wreath in. A very generous dab of glue on the ornaments is all you need to secure it. Press firmly.
- Once your anchor ornaments are in place, start filling in with smaller ones. Add a generous dab of glue to each and press firmly to the tinsel. You can start building around your anchor ornaments and work your way out if you wish. That seems to work best.
- As you are gluing, secure ornaments to the ornaments next to them. Do this by adding a small dab of glue to the side of the ornament and press it into the side of the one next to it. This will help with keeping the overall piece secure.
- Now start filling in bare areas with your tiniest ornaments. Add a dab of glue and nestle them into any spots that seem empty.
- You can continue to layer ornaments if you wish to create some variation. Don’t go out too far however if you will be hanging this on a door where a storm door or screen door will need to close over it.
- That’s it! You can now run ribbon through the loop of the wreath and tie it into a bow for hanging. Now your only job is figuring out where you want it to go.
Forget about wreaths being just for Christmas. Give these Wicked Wreaths a try and see how fun it can be to make some Halloween themed wreaths too!