Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

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

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

I’ve decided to go with a vintage inspired Christmas theme this year, and I just love how this vintage Christmas ornament wreath turned out.

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. As luck would have it, I did manage to find some 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.

how to make a vintage inspired Christmas wreath


  • tinsel wreath as the base
  • vintage plastic ornaments and floral picks
  • vintage Christmas glass balls
  • some new pink and silver Christmas glass balls
  • white floral wire

How to Make a Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

I was inspired an old  Christmas centre piece with 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.

pink vintage Christmas ornaments

I started out removing the vintage picks from the old centrepiece 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

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.

how to make a Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

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

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

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

silver tabletop Christmas trees

You might also like our DIY Christmas Crackers.

Vintage Inspired Christmas Crackers: Simple tutorial for making your own DIY Christmas crackers out of inexpensive vintage Little Golden books -so adorable!

Also check out our DIY Snow Globe in a Gumball Machine here.

How To Make A DIY Snow Globe out of a Gumball Machine: Easy Christmas decoration using a mini gumball machine and turning it into a waterless snow globe.

You might also enjoy our Christmas Diorama here.

Christmas Diorama: rustic Christmas decoration made from an up-cycled old drawer, and some woodland animal figures.


  1. 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!

  2. 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:)

  3. 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!

  4. 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!

  5. 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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