Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Vintage Ornament Wreath

So I finally thrifted enough vintage ornaments to create my own Georgia Peachez inspired Christmas wreath. Over the past month I’ve been scouring my local thrifts in search of vintage ornies for a DIY wreath project! Success~ I managed to find 9 boxes and paid $9 for the entire lot. Unfortunately most of the boxes were heavily damaged or covered with packing local SA goes a little crazy with the packing tape! But I was able to salvage the middle box which is my favourite of the bunch. Not sure what I'm going to do with it yet?

After acquiring all my ornaments I headed off to Michaels with a 40% off coupon in hand to purchase a foam wreath. I was shocked at the regular price of $17.99! 

Georgia Peachez suggests wrapping your foam wreath in tinsel first and it just so happens I had two brand new packages of feathery blue tinsel I purchased several years ago from the Bay after a Christmas. I was surprised to see that this tinsel was made in Canada! 

Once I covered the foam wreath in tinsel I attached a wire hanger *this is a very important step as it's very difficult to attach one once all the ornaments are hot glued on.

Looks cool with just the tinsel.

Next I glued larger ornies around the perimeter of my wreath and proceeded to fill the entire wreath with 86 glass balls. FYI you will use several hot glue sticks!
I found this new in package Christmas decoration from Woolworth's for 50 cents at BFM and thought it would look fantastic on the wreath.

It's 2am and Voila! My finished wreath complete with a sweet angel, 3 Santas and an Elf!

Linking up to It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday!

Until we thrift again...


  1. Oh it's so pretty!! I'm dying for one. I've been collecting ornaments.

  2. I love it. What a great job AJ!

  3. I love it-those little extras that you added give it alot of personality.

  4. OH! This is lovely!!!!! You did a great job, next one I make I am going to add the adds just that special touch! Merry Christmas!

  5. You lucky, to find all those vintage ornaments and at that price! Your wreath is wonderful. You'll have such fun taking it out each year and remembering you made it yourself.

    Merry Christmas!

  6. Great job! My sister and I made two wreaths a few weeks ago and had a blast. Our method was a little bit different but the end results were fabulous like yours. Do you have a Joann Fabric in your area? That is where we got our foam wreaths and we paid $5.00 apiece REGULAR price!

    Happy Holidays & Rednesday,


    1. Sadly we don't have a JoAnn fabrics in Canada. Oh how I wish we did! The closest JoAnn is an hour away in upstate NY.

  7. Turned out great, but you are insane to stay up until 2am!