Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

If you follow me on facebook, you might know I’ve decided to go with a vintage inspired Christmas theme this year. After shopping for vintage ornaments this weekend, I was feeling a little worried. They’re tricky to find, to put it mildly. I did have some already. And over the next few weeks, I’m planning to visit my local thrift stores on a very regular basis. I did have a little luck on Friday. I visited a fairly new thrift store nearby, and since this is their first Christmas to be open, it seems they were saving up Christmas items until the day after Halloween. I didn’t find the beautiful glass balls I was hoping for, but I did pick up a few vintage plastic ornaments. They weren’t in mint conditions, but grouped with other things on the wreath is the perfect way to hide their flaws.

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

I was inspired by this piece with the pink satin balls. It was .49 cents…and I could see the potential. I remembered that there were tinsel wreaths at the dollar store for 2 bucks.

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

I started out removing the vintage picks and adding them to the tinsel wreath. Then I added the vintage plastic ornaments. I wanted to add some vintage pink glass ornaments, but they’re so hard to find, and expensive that I didn’t want to use too many. I ended up adding some plain pink and silver balls -some old and some not so old. Then I added in only about four of my super special vintage glass ornaments. With the picks, the vintage plastic ornaments, some plainer balls, and a few vintage ornaments, it looked nice and full and all shiny and pretty. 😉

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

One other little trick, I used white floral wire to attach everything, so it isn’t permanent, if I want to remove the vintage pieces later I can.

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

I love how it turned out. After feeling earlier this weekend that maybe I should have gone another direction for my Christmas decorations this year, I am now fully sold on the vintage direction.

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

I’m also convinced that it doesn’t need to be all vintage. I can take my few old pieces and showcase them, and mix them in with some new vintage inspired pieces, and some other plainer pieces.

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

With a pretty, pink, shiny Christmas wreath like this, life really is a party!

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath: How to make a beautiful Christmas wreath out of vintage ornaments.

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Comments

  1. That is GORGEOUS!!! Any chance you would want to come decorate my house for Christmas?? : ))

  2. What a cute idea!. I love it so much.

  3. Oh my goodness…..

    I love and adore this!!! Especially in soft pink. I’m reminded of my grandparents beautiful old ornaments.

    Dude – this post has me jazzzzzzzed for holiday decorating!

  4. I love this! that little white reindeer reminds me of the decorations my Nana had:) what a great way to give old things a new life:)

  5. Absolutely beautiful! Love how you’ve placed it on a vintage looking plaque. Is that made out of wood?
    Looking forward to more blessed Christmas awesomeness from your wonderful blog!

  6. Thanks Sabrina, it’s on an old tin ceiling tile that I found at an antique market. Lots more Christmas posts on the way, hope you enjoy!
    Dannyelle

  7. Hi Dannyelle – Oh wow, I love this! We are going all out for Christmas this year, and have a lot of vintage ornaments from the MIL’s attic. I know what I’m going to do with the extras! Hugs, Holly

  8. Fabulous! Your gorgeous wreath was my favorite decoration on the Holiday Idea Exchange. Can’t wait to try it! Merry Christmas!

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