Holiday Crafting

I'm kind of addicted to a site called Pinterest. It is so fun to pin things that you would like to make, buy or even cook. Pinterest is where I found the idea for the North Pole Breakfast and my latest holiday craft. I do find that I pin a lot of things that I will never use but just love.

I had pinned this ornament wreath months ago and thought I would probably never make it. It didn't look hard, it's just that I don't have a lot of time these days, but I MADE the time, and I have to say I am pretty happy that I did.

Here is how the wreath started:


You take a wire hanger and ornaments that do not shatter and thread them onto the hanger. I went to the Dollar store and just picked through what they had. I bought about three different sizes and used red, green, silver and gold. In the tutorial they say to hot glue the tops on but I couldn't get them off to glue them. I did lose some ornaments later when I was moving them around but only about three popped off. I couldn't see a hole so I just let it go.

This is what the wreath looked like when I ran out of ornaments:


Back to the Dollar store I went hoping they still had some more ornaments that I had bought. Thank goodness they did and here is what the finished wreath looks like:



I just used a command strip to hang the wreath over the fireplace. I know it turned out great when even Charlie is impressed with my work. He even brought Henry over to look at it.

The whole project probably cost me under $10 and maybe took me less then an hour. I used close to 80 ornaments but they were all in packs of 5's or 7's and then the really small ones I used as fillers were packs of 14.

I'm really happy I decided to do this craft. It was fun, easy, cheap and looks great! The Nardiello Family: Holiday Crafting

The Nardiello Family

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Holiday Crafting

I'm kind of addicted to a site called Pinterest. It is so fun to pin things that you would like to make, buy or even cook. Pinterest is where I found the idea for the North Pole Breakfast and my latest holiday craft. I do find that I pin a lot of things that I will never use but just love.

I had pinned this ornament wreath months ago and thought I would probably never make it. It didn't look hard, it's just that I don't have a lot of time these days, but I MADE the time, and I have to say I am pretty happy that I did.

Here is how the wreath started:


You take a wire hanger and ornaments that do not shatter and thread them onto the hanger. I went to the Dollar store and just picked through what they had. I bought about three different sizes and used red, green, silver and gold. In the tutorial they say to hot glue the tops on but I couldn't get them off to glue them. I did lose some ornaments later when I was moving them around but only about three popped off. I couldn't see a hole so I just let it go.

This is what the wreath looked like when I ran out of ornaments:


Back to the Dollar store I went hoping they still had some more ornaments that I had bought. Thank goodness they did and here is what the finished wreath looks like:



I just used a command strip to hang the wreath over the fireplace. I know it turned out great when even Charlie is impressed with my work. He even brought Henry over to look at it.

The whole project probably cost me under $10 and maybe took me less then an hour. I used close to 80 ornaments but they were all in packs of 5's or 7's and then the really small ones I used as fillers were packs of 14.

I'm really happy I decided to do this craft. It was fun, easy, cheap and looks great!

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