I think the words ‘dollar store” cause a spike in our interest level whenever we read about crafty things. We like the idea of doing things on the cheap, but having it look like a million bucks, don’t we?
Well, I can’t say that my dollar store ornament wreath looks like a million bucks, but it ain’t half bad.
On that note, I’d l also like to declare that I have ZERO interest in trying this again. Zip, zilch, nada. Never.
I think my OCD tendencies caused me to become overly irritated trying not to get caught up in symmetry, while still not letting it become a free-for-all.
UPDATE: FULL TUTORIAL!
In hindsight I suppose it wasn’t horribly difficult to make my ornament wreath, just annoying and tedious. I spent multiple evenings at my dining room table with my hot glue gun er-“glued” to my hand. I wrapped a wire wreath frame in fabric and hot-glued the various ornaments to it.
I actually used an old beat up sweater my husband had worn to an ugly sweater party, and tore it into strips. Then I wrapped the strips around a wire wreath frame, to give me a solid base for the ornaments. I grabbed a few sets of shiny ornaments from the dollar store, including some glittery bows and ornament drums.
Then start to glue ornaments to it, trying to mix up the sizes for a more interesting appeal. I did the outer edge and moved inward, which I think made it a little easier to spot the bare areas. I tried to mix up the size of the ornaments, and cover every inch of the fabric for a full look. I still missed a few spots, but the wreath is so busy, it is hard to tell.
How like that Fred to take the credit the next morning!
To my surprise, it turned out rather nice. I’m hoping it survives storage for next year!!