Thanks for all of your kind words. havagar, for the wreath form, I used a pool noodle; you know the ones they sell at the dollor stores, they are about 4 ft. long, and I saw on a blog, where they put a wooden dowel in the holes that are already in the ends of the noodle, and glued with hot glue. She also put some duct tape around the area where the ends came together, but I didn't because the ornaments covered it up. I usually work on my craft table in my craft room, with newspaper as a cover for the work area. It's good to make the wreath on a flat service, as the wall where it will hang is also flat.
Then, I just started putting the ornaments on, again with hot glue. I make sure to buy the ornaments & tinsel after Christmas, so that I could keep the cost down, and I also use at least 3 sizes of ornaments for each wreath.
First, I cover the wreath form with tinsil, and glue it securely to the form. Next, I use some wire and make a hanger that is very stable, and put it on the wreath, and that becomes the top of the wreath. Then, I start in the center of the wreath, and glue ornaments all around, then glue ornaments to the outside edges, and then, either do a row in the middle (top) of the wreath, in between the 2 rows that are already glued, and then fill in on both sides, OR I fill in around both edges, and then fill the center.
The tinsil not only covers the wreath form, but it also profides a shiney background for the ornaments in case there is a space that ends up not being covered by an ornament. I just keep adding ornaments until I feel it looks balanced. I also hang it on my wall, to make sure it looks good hanging.
I think that covers it. Good luck with trying to make one for yourself, and BE SURE to show us pictures!
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