If you are looking to make something special that is a real statement piece to add to your Christmas home decor, then you will want to make this vintage bauble wreath.
I cannot express how EASY this is to make. Unfortunately, you could be in for a blister because you need to squeeze that glue gun a lot. And yes, I am speaking from experience.
How To Make A Vintage Bauble Wreath:
To Make The Vintage Bauble Wreath You will need:
- A premade tinsel wreath; this tinsel wreath came with lights attached but they were blue, so I decided not to use them
- Glue Gun
- Plenty of glue gun sticks (long ones are best as it saves time on reloading and allowing them to get hot enough)
- Vintage baubles
- Tim Holtz Christmas Trees
- Wonder Beads (to decorate the trees)
- Twine to hang
- 3m mini command hooks to hang
Purchasing Vintage Baubles
You can find vintage baubles at One Kings Lane Vintage and Etsy. One Kings Lane vintage sells them in groups which makes life a lot easier as most Etsy listings are for single ornaments, however, you can sometimes get lucky!
I’ve curated a few of my favourites right here and here:
How To Make The Vintage Bauble Wreath
- Turn your glue gun on and allow it to get hot.
- I didn’t have a strategy for the placement of the baubles; I merely grouped them by three’s where I could. It was also quite important not to arrange too many baubles of the same size together as that could look clumpy.
- Luckily, the wreath had its own plastic cage which made it very easy to insert baubles. That also meant that it was possible to insert baubles a little further when I was running low on the varied sizes.
- It took an hour or so to create this wreath, but I could have trimmed a little off that time if I had purchased the extra long glue stick refills.
- As soon as the last bauble is added, you can add some bakers twine for hanging.
A little time-saving hack
If you wish to hang your wreath immediately, I would advise hanging your command hook before you start making. The command hooks must be attached to the wall or door for an hour before they can hold any weight.