Create a Beautiful Holiday Wreath with our Bulbs!

Create a Beautiful Holiday Wreath with our Bulbs!


If you’re like me, you may often find yourself scrambling at the last minute to throw something together for a holiday, hostess gift, teacher present, or school costume.

The same goes for Christmas decor. I sometimes slip up and wait until the last minute to get it all done and find myself searching for DIY decorations. Here is my short list of super simple last minute Christmas decor that you can quickly and easily put together in a moments notice.

  • Wreaths
  • Ornaments
  • Garland
  • Candles
  • Snowflakes
  • Tablescape


Next up is a bright, colorful wreath made with pink, green, blue and purple baubles. The beauty of DIY is that you can customize your wreath in any way that you want. You can make it with primary colors, or pinks and purples or all blues and greens. Any of these combinations would make for a special wreath that matches your decor or represents your personal style.


Lastly, is the monochromatic marvel. Monochromatic means using only one color, sometimes in varying shades. For this type of ornament wreath, you could use silver or gold or even varying degrees of greens or blues. The main goal would be keeping it all of the ornaments in one color family for a solid color wreath.

This project will take: 35 Minutes 

Similar wreaths at a few home decor stores. They ranged from $49.99 to upwards of $200 depending on the ornaments used.

You can’t buy a huge, beautiful wreath like this for the same cost of making it. I love a good deal & a good DIY! Are you ready to get started?

What you will need:

  • High heat hot glue gun
  • Gorilla large glue sticks
  • 15″ foam wreath form
  • 15′ thick tinsel garland
  • Silicone craft mat
  • 90 Shatterproof ornaments in multiple sizes & shapes

If you are an avid crafter, you have most of these supplies on hand. I’m going to give you a quick breakdown of why I chose these specific materials.

The foam wreath form needs to be large, but not huge. At 15″- 16″, it’s a good size, but not too heavy or too bulky.
Tinsel garland. I’m not sure how to describe the thick, full tinsel garland other than you will know it when you see it. 

silicone craft mat is a must. It’s a small floppy silicone craft sheet that is used for gluing. Because it is silicone, the glue doesn’t stick. It peels off easily and is great to catch glue gun drops or wipe off glue strings. It comes in around $4 for a 6-8″ mat. It’s also called a glue gun mat, craft sheet, silicone sheet, non stick craft mat. They come in all sizes, but for most projects the small one will do the trick.

For the shatterproof ornaments, you will need approximately 75-90 ornaments to fill the 15″ wreath form. I purchased a set of multi colored, a set of  silver and gold, and mini baubles. I would classify the sets at medium/standard.

Go for more! You can definitely go bigger and fuller. So if you are up for challenge, buy 100-125 ornaments and make your wreath fuller.



Step one is to gather all of your crafting supplies. You’ll want to have a large workspace with your supplies laid out. Plug in your glue gun to get it warming up. I used high heat because I’m dangerous, kidding- I’m impatient.



To begin, place a blob of hot glue on the wreath. Press the start of the tinsel garland into the glue and hold for a few seconds. This will be the back of the wreath. You should work with this side up. 

Prepare the rest of the wreath by wrapping the tinsel garland around the wreath form gluing every few turns.

With 15′ garland you will need to start a new strand 3/4 the way around the wreath. Start with a blob of glue and holding the new strand. Repeat the wrapping and gluing every 3-4 turns until you have finished.


After the wreath is entirely wrapped with garland, it’s time to begin gluing ornaments around the outer ring of the tinsel covered wreath. First, flip the wreath over so the start of the garland is on the back. 

Luckily for you, I have tried this a number of ways and figured out what works and what doesn’t. The most effective way to get the ornaments to hold well is to put a blob of hot glue on the tinsel and hold the ornament to the glue firmly for a few seconds.

At first it will feel loose, but after a minute it will be firm. You don’t need to hold the ornament the entire time it’s drying. By the time you finish with the outer layer of ornaments, the first ones you glued will be firm and won’t wiggle.


  • Glue the ornaments on the wreath with the hanger side down or towards the back. You don’t want those to show.
  • Make contact with the tinsel as the hot glue holds the ornament better than to the wreath form or by putting the glue directly onto the ornament.
  • For the outside rim, dab a small dot of glue in between the two ornaments side by side.
  • Alternate colors so that the same color baubles aren’t next to each other (unless your wreath is monochromatic)


You’re making progress. You’ve finished the outside rim of the wreath. Now you can start gluing the same standard size ornaments around the wreath to fill in a second row from the outermost ring.

After you have filled in the second row, make a third row it ornaments.

Both of these rows will be the front facing ornaments.

I did not fill the inside rim of the wreath form. It felt too bulky.


Next, fill in the remaining gaps with small or mini ornaments. This is also a good time to use your specialty ornaments or vintage costume jewelry. 

For these small ornaments, place a ring of hot glue around the bottom 1/3 of the mini ornament and press it into the gap between the standard size ornaments. Keep filling in until the wreath is fully covered and there are no gaping holes.

For this 15″ wreath form, it took two 40 mini bauble ornaments to fill in all of the gaps on the face of the wreath. I also had enough to fill in any gaps on the sides and outer ring.


What do you think of the finished wreath!? It’s amazing isn’t it? These ornament wreaths are gorgeous and super simple to make. To finish up, you can tie it up with a bow and hang it on your door.