Ornament Wreath Tutorial

There’s nothing more inviting to me than a beautiful seasonal wreath on a door. I love making wreaths, but most of all, I love when they’re cheap and easy to make too. Making an ornament wreath is not only sparkly and shiny, but it’s also a great project for beginners. The supplies are simple and the method is straightforward. Ready to get started?


18″ styrofoam wreath form (I used an extruded wreath. See one here.)
At least 2 spools of 1 1/2″ ribbon to wrap around the wreath form. The color should coordinate with the ornaments you choose.
60 ct. or higher of shatterproof ornaments For this wreath, I bought two 32 ct. multi-colored ornaments that had a variety of sizes. I used about 60 ornaments total. Choose any color or color combo you like!
Hot glue gun
Ribbon to make a bow or a pre-made bow



  1. Wrap your styrofoam wreath with ribbon, securing it with hot glue about every 1-2 inches as you go around. It does not have to look perfect.


2. Begin attaching ornaments to the inside of the wreath with hot glue, and work your way out. You can create a pattern or place them randomly. Don’t worry about gaps. The ribbon acts as a filler between gaps.


3. Create a “loop” out of ribbon and glue it at the top of the wreath for hanging.

4. Attach your pre-made or homemade bow. Here’s a great bow tutorial.

5. Your wreath is ready to hang!


Well, how did yours turn out? If you gave it a try, let me know in the comments! I’d love to hear from you. For more great seasonal ideas, check out the Seasonal and Holiday page.

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