DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreaths

Are you the crafty type who’s looking for a new way to express your creativity this holiday season? Well I stumbled across these amazing wreaths when visiting one of my favorite blogs, Retro Renovation.   I’m telling you, this blog has got some of the best articles on vintage, diy and mid century decor.

Anyway, apparently this marvelously talented lady,Suzy a.k.a. Georgie Peachez,  makes these and was kind enough to include instructions on how to make your own.  But if you’re like me and too dang busy, or you’re a menace with a glue gun, I believe she takes orders in advance if you want to purchase one of hers. See her Wreath Blog for more info.  At this point, you may have to wait until next year.  They sell like hot cakes!!!

Behold this bitchin beauty that she calls her 70s wreath.  Wonder if Mrs. Brady ever made one of these?

70s ornament wreath

70s ornament wreath

Check out these other fab creations.  And  you,  too, can make ones just like these  to  impress all your friends and neighbors.   And  think of how much fun you’ll have going to flea markets, antique shows and garage sales  all year long, looking for all the adorable  vintage ornaments you’ll need to make your own holiday masterpiece. I’m getting giddy just thinking about it!

More Vintage Ornament Wreaths

More Vintage Ornament Wreaths

And here are Suzy’s instructions.

1.Start with extruded foam wreath base and wrap in tinsel-tone garland securing with hot glue.

1.Important to add a wire loop here before preceding.

3.Glue larger ornaments around the outer rim of wreath form.

4.Lay flat and then fill in with smaller ornies.

5.I like to mix up ornies with kitschy little things.

6.Important to use HIGH TEMP hot glue.

Here’s what the back of a wreath looks like so you get an idea of how the tinsel garland is wrapped.

reverse side ornament wreath

Back view of ornament wreatch

Oh yeah,  don’t forget to check out her Etsy shop. She’s got a lot of  irresistible  hand made vintage inspired holiday crafts.

By | 2014-02-17T09:08:01-04:00 December 15th, 2010|Crafts/DIY|Comments Off on DIY Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreaths

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Hi, I'm Theresa, owner and chief classy dame at the Blue Velvet Vintage online boutique. Lover of mid century fashion and home decor, classic films, Old Hollywood, pretty dresses, red lipstick, swing dancing and retro culture in general. Between my ecommere site and vintage style blog my mission is to revive the eras of classy dressing and inspire women to add more glamour to their lives! So don't be shy! I love to hear from others who share my appreciation of the styles of the past.