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Want your Christmas wreath to give you more bang for your buck? You will love this Walmart wreath hack! Let your wreath work all winter long, but jazz it up for the holidays with this easy ornament DIY that is temporary!
This hack takes about 30 minutes and you only need a few supplies. Use non-breakable colorful ball ornaments, a cute oversized wooden ornament, some basic wired garland greenery, wooden craft sticks, floral wire, and a glue gun!
Be sure to stop by and see the whole porch decorated for the holidays! The wreath seen here coordinates with several items! There are also lots of hints and tips for making your porch extra cozy to welcome your guests!
Don't want to hack a wreath and want a holiday wreath that is ready to hang on the door? No problem- see my post on Amazon Christmas wreaths worth ordering!
Who knew you could add so much holiday cheer to a lovely eucalyptus and lambs ear wreath form? The wreath from Walmart retails normally for around 16.99 and is 22 inches.
The price has been fluctuating through the holidays. This wreath from amazon is similar but a little smaller.
Step by step for the DIY ornament wreath addition:
Time needed: 30 minutes
How to turn a Walmart wreath into a Christmas wreath:
- Gather your supplies:
You will need just a few things! The wreath from Walmart, a good glue gun with glue sticks, floral wire, wired greenery garland, wire snips, and wooden craft sticks.
- Gather your ornaments
This is the perfect time to use those non-breakable ornaments you have sitting in a bin. Or ornaments that are perfect for your color scheme.
I used older ornaments in shades of green, red and white and varied in size.
Also, grab a larger coordinating ornament to stand out among the rest. We used the wooden bead Merry and Bright ornament since it matched the wooden beads found elsewhere on the front porch.
- Place your wood craft sticks on a portion of your wreath to determine shape and size.
You will use the wood craft sticks to create a base to glue the ornaments on. It will not be visible, but should follow the basic shape of the wreath.
- Glue your wood craft sticks together
Using the hot glue gun, glue your sticks together. I found the large tongue dispenser size worked the best. The shape is similar to the letter C stretched.
Use pieces of another craft stick, or smaller wood sticks to glue the pieces together, as shown below.
- Start gluing your ornaments onto the craft stick base
This is the tedious part. Sometimes you have to hold your ornament in place for 30 seconds. You want it to hold!
We used gorilla glue sticks to secure, as they seem to work the best! You'll want to use the side of the ornament and not the hook end, this helps them lay a bit flatter.
Don't worry too much about gaps. You can glue smaller ornaments in those spots, or cover them with the greenery garland later.
- Weave the greenery garland over empty spots
You'll want to fill in the gaps with the wired greenery garland. I just made it meander through the ornaments as a wild vine would.
Finish things off by gluing on the larger "focal point" ornament.
- Clean up any glue remains and attach them to the wreath!
I attached the ornaments by weaving 3 long strands of floral wire through the ornaments and around the wood craft sticks, and then wrapping around the wreath.
I was on the phone chatting with my mom and missed taking a picture!
Supplies you will need:
- glue sticks - Gorilla glue sticks are my favorite! They have never failed me!
- craft sticks - I found the jumbo size works the best! I also used pieces of smaller ones to glue the two sticks together.
- a really good glue gun - my minigun is on the fritz, and I'm eyeing this one for a replacement. Don't forget to use these to protect your fingers from getting burnt!
- floral wire and snips - I've had these in my kit for years. They last forever!
- ornaments - I showed quite a few in my picture but didn't use all of them. Maybe about 12 to 15 varying in size. Be sure to get the unbreakable shatterproof kind (similar brand)!
- the wreath! The exact wreath I used was the Walmart Holiday Time Unlit Lamb's Ear Wreath in the 22 inch version. It appears to be on clearance for $12.99 right now so run and get it (alternative listed from amazon above in the sixth paragraph)
- The statement ornament I used was also from Walmart and was listed as the Holiday time merry & bright wood beads Christmas tree ornament. It's a steal at under $2
Here's the wreath on the front door- what do you think? Was it worth the extra half hour to create such a fun holiday craft? I think so!
Other wreaths to inspire you
Like making other holiday wreaths? Here are a few of mine from years past:
Wreath making with Laura Melhuish-Sprague (she inspires me every year!!!)
I hope you are all having a wonderful holiday season and that hopefully I've inspired you to be a bit creative this Christmas! Thanks for stopping by!