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
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!
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.