Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Initial Ornament Wreath

I've seen all of the cool ornament wreaths on Pinterest  but I wanted to be different .  I wanted to make mine of our family's last name which starts with an H.

I went, measured the front door  where I want to hang it,  and sketched it out for my hubby who  so nicely cut it out of  a piece of very thin plywood(1/4").

 I took it outside, back in July ( I know, it 's been a while in the making. That whole " Christmas in July" thing just never happened) and sprayed it shiny silver so that if any of it shown through , it wouldn't look as bad. I used Valspar  silver metallic spray paint.

I had been hanging on to some old glass Christmas ornaments for years that I bough to go outside on a tree but that didn't happen either.

 When I started to glue them on , I quickly realized that I didn't have enough since I was only using the red, green, and silver ones. I went back to Garden Ridge where I originally got them and bought another container of red, green, and silver ornaments which was the theme I wanted.  Obviously you can do that with any color scheme. Now what should I do with all of those Blue and gold ones?

I just started gluing on different sizes and colors, stacking them  until it started looking full and the way I wanted it to. I did take off  the little hanger "crowns"   that were on the top of all of the ornaments. When you need to glue them top down, it makes it a whole lot easier.

My hubby helped me drill some tiny holes into the plywood and ran framing wire through it and  voila!

Our family initial on the front door for Christmas!

 I'm kinda excited as this is the first wreath I have ever made and  first thing I have hung on this front door since we moved in  almost six years ago.   Please don't send the empty door police after me, I'm trying to get better!  Remember I had  an empty mantel for years and now mantels are fun for me!

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  1. I love it!! Great spin on the ornament wreath. :) I really would like to try and make something like this. If I can find the time!!! :) Have a great day, Emily!

    1. Thanks and I hear ya on the time thing. Glad to see you , Mia.

  2. Oh, my gosh--so cute! I love this! It's exactly the kind of bling I've been looking for around here. Thanks for sharing, Emily!

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  4. This looks great!! I love the look of ornaments on a wreath!! Thanks for linking up at Romance on a dime last Tuesday!!


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