Christmas Bulb Wreath

This post is brought to you by my complete lack of ability to estimate.

#EnglishMajor

It is, however, a project that I’ve wanted to do for some time now.  No, it’s definitely not my original idea {because, trust me, there are tons of these on Pinterest}, but I’m excited to share my version with all of you today.  Maybe it will inspire you to make one of your own!

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There are several methods to making a Bulb Wreath.  I chose to use the following materials:

Styrofoam Wreath Form {from my friends at Flora Craft}

glue gun and glue sticks {lots of them}

wire ribbon

shatterproof, Christmas bulbs {medium bulbs and mini tree bulbs}

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Now, in the picture, you’ll notice there are three boxes of the mini ornaments and one box of the larger ones.  Well, you’ll need another box of the larger ones too.  Total ornaments used for the wreath?

177.

For real.

To get started, you’ll need to loop a long strand of the wired ribbon around the top of the wreath form.

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I glued it in place and also popped in a couple of floral pins to make sure it stayed in place.

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For each bulb, I applied a very liberal amount of hot glue to the metal part {that would usually hold the ornament hook} and poked it into the wreath form.  I did that only with the larger bulbs around the front, inside, and outside rim of the wreath.

Tip: It’s very important to leave your wreath laying flat while working so that it will lay flat against your door.  

By the third picture, I had already used my entire package of large bulbs.

So back to Hobby Lobby I went.

Once there weren’t anymore spots to actually poke the bulbs into the wreath form, I began to glue the bulbs to each other.

177 bulbs and lots of hot glue later, I had this beaut…

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So, this was definitely a bit more pricey than my usual projects, but the way I see it, this is a wreath that I’ll have for many years to come, and had I bought it in the store, I would have paid upwards of $75-$100.

What Christmas decor have you made instead of purchasing this season?

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  1. says

    This is so pretty, Meredith. It’s well worth all 177 ornaments (and bonus — you got to take an extra trip to Hobby Lobby). And I get the English major dilemma!

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