Vintage Wreath Ornament-a “How To” and a GIVEAWAY!

I just love ornaments! My favorite thing is when we decorate the tree and get to re-discover these little gems. And, I love them all. Our tree is quite the hodge podge of old bubble lights, large colorful bulbs, vintage shiny brites, eclectic ornaments collected over the years, and the super special ones made by the kiddos. All under a layer of silver tinsel garland and tinsel icicles. In fact, this little ornament above, is a pretty close representation of our tree!


mini fir rope garland (located in the floral dept. of the craft store)

silver tinsel garland (found in the store HERE)

vintage mini bulbs (found in the store HERE) and bells

vintage Christmas seals (found in the store HERE)

vintage holly and berry foliage (found in the store HERE)


Christmas stamps

glitter spray

green pipe cleaner

silver cording

other embellishments as desired

glue gun

To begin, cut a length of the fir roping-approximately one yard.  Create a circle 4 inches in diameter, then weave the rest of the roping in and out of the initial circle. The roping is wired, and will hold its shape, and by looping it, it will keep each layer together.

You will need approximately 18 inches of tinsel garland. Simply weave around the wreath, and tie the ends together at the top.  Cut a 6 inch piece of green pipe cleaner and bend into a loop-attach to the top of the wreath.

If desired, add a tag to the wreath to create a To/From tag or a Christmas greeting. Spray a manila tag with green glitter spray (or paint with green watercolor paint), and allow to dry. Once dry, stamp a Christmas image (such as the holly above) and add a vintage Christmas seal. Attach tag to the pipe cleaner loop.

At the base of the pipe cleaner loop, I added a vintage plastic bell using a glue gun. A little red bow covers any “messiness.”

Then come the rest of the embellishments! Using silver cording, I tied bells and vintage bulbs to the wreath, additionally gluing down as needed.  Vintage holly and berries offset all of the sparkle and give the wreath even more texture.

Once I made one, I couldn’t stop! I decided these would be the cutest party favors for our annual Christmas Caroling party, and made these in an assembly line fashion. It really didn’t take too long once I got started.  I created a display of them on an ivory bottle brush tree by the front door. I love the fact that every one of them was unique due to using authentic vintage materials.


So, it turns out, I have an extra one of these vintage ornaments, and I would love to share! Leave a comment on this post, and I will randomly select a winner of a vintage wreath ornament and a few extra goodies! Winner will be announced on Wednesday!

Merry Christmas!

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29 Responses to Vintage Wreath Ornament-a “How To” and a GIVEAWAY!

  1. Love this sweet wreath, I would be thrilled to win. xxoo Valarie

  2. Adorable ornament! I love making ornaments, too!

  3. These are gorgeous-I love the vintage style 🙂 x

  4. Debbie Painter says:

    I love this!!! The red bell on the wreath reminds me of ornaments my Grandma had on her tree in the 60’s! I sure wish I had all of her “Vintage” Christmas items!!! Thanks for the good memory & the chance to win!!! Merry Christmas!! Deb

  5. rush says:

    these are two fine projects. i love the string of fir, and i have never seen it before. thank you for sharing and the opportunity to win such a lovely ornament.

  6. annemk says:

    these are so cute… would love to win and make some too!
    merry christmas!

  7. jennifer says:

    very cute ornament, love the tree!

  8. Christine Dring says:

    How stinkin’ cute is this wreath! Love it! Thanks for the chance to win! Merry Christmas!

  9. connie says:

    Love your ornaments. My favorite ornaments on my tree are the handmade ones!

  10. these are just so wonderful and take me back to my childhood….. but I’m not saying exactly how FAR back! tee hee!

  11. Ange says:

    Super cute and fun!

  12. Jennifer says:

    This is so cute! I think I will repurpose some of my older, unused ornaments. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Donna Woods says:

    These are so sweet! I love them and would take the utmost care of it if it came to live with me.

  14. This is adorable! I love vintage ornaments and would love to have this one!
    Thanks for the opportunity!

  15. Love this wreath ornament idea…I have some of my mom’s ornaments from when she was younger & I treasure them. Some of the decor I remember as a little girl looks like some of the items you used…thanks for sharing : )

  16. Lindy says:

    So super duper adorable!!!! I love the “vintage” look!!! I would be honored to win a wreath. Thanks for the chance!

  17. Jan B. says:

    So cute! All these items are from the era of my childhood — love them!

  18. Julie Shearer says:

    Love your ornament. Reminds me of being a kid. TFS. Thanks for a chance. Merry Christmas.

  19. Sharon Gullikson says:

    I just love your crafts–so old fashioned!

  20. B. Poteraj says:

    I love your wreath!!! You make such cute things that I would like to duplicate.

  21. Natasha G.P. says:

    Adorable as usual. I like to visit your blog because you make things that I would love to have.

  22. Chris D. says:

    I love this little wreath!
    It is made of things from when I was a little girl.
    Please send it to my house!

  23. Keesha says:

    Love this! I would love to win!

  24. Miss Cooper says:

    This little wreath is beautiful!

  25. J. Jones says:

    I always find such great inspiration on the blog!!

  26. Sherry says:

    I love the wreath and the blog!

  27. so sweet! makes me think of some vintage goodness that grandma had

  28. Cheryl S. says:

    I just love the vintage Christmas look…these are fabulous projects!

  29. NanaBeth W says:

    Boy does that bring back memories.My Mom always put a little clear plastic tree-there were two pieces and they had slits in them so they could slide together so it would stand. And she always decorated it with those little glass balls.Thanks for bringing back a treasured memory.

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