The Kusi Life

Framed Ornament Wreath

Framed Ornament Wreath/see how to make this wreath for less than $10. Makes a great gift/thekusilife.com
My last trip to Deseret Industries was such a success that I have to share another budget friendly Christmas decor piece that I made using some of the items I purchased.  I am so thrilled with how this one turned out, I just may have to make more.  Because I had the paint and ribbon on hand, I only paid $4.50 to make this.
At DI I found this frame($3) and these ornaments ($1.50) which I knew would be perfect for a wreath I saw on etsy recently.  Other than the frame and ornaments, you will need:
  1.  Paint (acrylic or spray paint)
  2. Glossy finish spray paint (optional)
  3. Ribbon-about 3 yards of 2 1/2″ wide for bow.  Then a couple yards 1/4 ” wide for hanging ornaments (you could also use hemp, yarn, string etc)
  4. Glue gun and gluesticksblog-orna
First paint the frame.  Normally I would spray paint it but since I wanted turquoise, and spray paint colors are very limited, I went with acrylics.  Plus I really wanted to do with what I had, rather than buy more supplies.  I was excited to find a color that matched the ornaments I found. blog-orna1
After painting the frame I sprayed it with a glossy finishing coat to give it a little shine.
While that’s drying you can work on your bow.  I made up my own way of doing it but it was very similar to this one here.  Mine isn’t as full, this burlap ribbon I used is pretty thick and wouldn’t let me spread it out as much.blog-orna2
Then take the 1/4 inch ribbon and string it through the ornaments.  I hot glued the tail of the ribbon to the back.  blog-orna4
Then hot glue the ribbons in place wherever or however you choose.  I chose to do 3 ornaments but you can do as many as you want.  I’ve heard that using odd numbers usually looks best.blog-orna3blog-orna5
I tied my bow on with a smaller red ribbon I had.  You could also hot glue or wire it on as well.  Now you are done and you can find a lovely place to put it in your home or even on your front door.blog-orna6
Enjoy this low cost, easy decor piece.  These would be wonderful, budget friendly gifts as well!
SEE THE HAPPY!!
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4 thoughts on “Framed Ornament Wreath

  1. Kirsten

    I am in love with this! I love the colors, perfect for a wall or door! This looks like it is something that even my craft challenged self could do. Thanks for doing awesome work!

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