Sunday, November 25, 2012

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreaths

Christmas ornament wreaths are the perfect way to use those old, chipped 
ornaments and turn them into something new and beautiful!

Here's how to do it:
First, attach a wire to your wreath base.  
This will serve as the wreath's hanger.
You can use any type of wreath base. Straw works well. (The first

wreath shown in the photos below was built upon an existing old wreath)
Next, use a low temp glue gun to attach ornaments to the wreath base. 
Attach the largest ornaments first, then use the smallest ornaments to fill in the gaps. 
That's it! Check out the collection of wreaths below for inspiration!

Pretty vintage ornament wreath by Everyday Beauty

What pretty colors! Get the directions to make this wreath from Canadian Living here!

Christmas wreath made from vintage tree ornaments by Suzy at Georgia Peachez Wreaths

To me, old ornaments are matter paint chips or imperfections...

I like the ribbon hanger on this pretty ornament wreath

Christmas wreath loaded with vintage jewelry and ornaments by Sweetlenasretro via Etsy

Pink, purple, and blue Christmas wreath by FineTouch via Etsy

The color combinations are endless...this one is from Livingartfuly

Not just for doors - this wreath looks great displayed on the wall

Heart shaped red ornament wreath by WruffledWren via Etsy

I like how this wreath includes the elf and glitter house
I like how this wreath includes the elf and glitter house

What a pretty display!
What a pretty display! from BHG

Cottage Chic Feather Like Vintage Ornament Wreath, Christmas Bulbs, Figurines
Cottage chic feather-like vintage ornament wreath by MakeMoxie via Etsy

Cheery Christmas wreath by judyblank via Etsy

Technicolor ornament wreath by Brightbazar

I love the look of this thin, silvery wreath
I love the look of this thin, silvery wreath

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  1. Oh my goodness! What a fabulous use for ornaments!!! I kept thinking "this one is my favorite" until I continued to scroll down! Gorgeous!

    1. Glad you enjoyed the post! Thanks for visiting!

  2. Thank you for including my vintage ornament wreath on your blog.
    Here is a link to an Etsy video of holiday wreaths that includes some of mine.

    1. Thanks for sharing Judy, glad you liked the post!

  3. Awesome ideas - I have most of my late mother's ornaments and now it looks as if I can repurpose some of them that way!!

  4. great ideas... any suggestions on post Christmas storage? other than "carefully"....;-)Thnks

    1. I wrap mine in white tissue paper and store in a strong cardboard box.

  5. Great ideas! Can't wait to make one for above my firer place!


  6. Anyone know where to get the heavier rattan wreaths in 18 inch size? I can't find them anywhere, not even Michaels for Amazon. I don't want the twig ones, I want the heavier rattan (kinds of off white in color). Thanks!