Thanksgiving is just around the corner and the Christmas season
is upon us.
Three years ago I started collecting ornaments to make a wreath. I knew I had enough, but never seemed to get around to making it.
Well, this year was the year!
Yup, a friend and I were talking and it seems that she had done the same thing. So we got together and finally
I have a fairly nice collection of vintage 'shiny brites', but I didn't have the heart to glue them to a wreath.
There were only a few that I didn't mind using.
It was nice to do this with a friend, because we were able to swap ornaments. She had picked up a box of new (reproduction) shiny brites at Home Goods after Christmas last year. They worked great! See that one with the green center? It was one of them.
I used red, green, silver, and gold solid ones that I had gathered from thrift shops
There are so many wonderful tutorials out there showing how to make one of these wreaths, so I am not going to go into details. :)
Basically we bought a circular (green colored) 12" round styrofoam wreath We then wrapped it in red tinsel. From there we glued med. size ornaments all around the center of the wreath. If you use too large of ones, you will end up with hardly no center to speak of. Then we glued larger ones all around the outside perimeter. After that the fun begins and you just start filling it. Gluing wherever there is contact with hot glue.
The ornaments with the touch of paint are old ones that I didn't mind using. I also added a few vintage touches like the Santa light and glittery bells.
This little Santa is doing a happy dance that he made it
onto the wreath!
And every Santa needs a Mrs. Claus. I tucked a little candle next to her hand.
The Poinsettia and stocking ornaments are other oldies.
This sweet gal is holding onto a bubble light.
The silver one is an old shiny brite and the other stripped one is a new one. Hard to tell, right? I tucked bits of tinsel in here and there for a little more bling.
This was such a fun project. Can't wait to hang it for Christmas! Although, I might mention that they are not the best wreaths to use outdoors. With either heat or cold it can cause the glue to give way and the ornaments to pop off.
I'll enjoy mine inside!
Have you started decking your halls yet?
I've done a little in the basement, but the upstairs will wait until after Thanksgiving.
I will be sharing at these fun parties:
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