During the after christmas sales last year, my mom picked up a bunch of gold ornaments which we intended to make ornament wreaths out of (like this). But then, I came across this image on Pinterest and I knew it would be an even better project for the ornaments. While I still love the wreath idea, the diy ornament garland fits in our loft since most people in our building don't do a lot of decorating on their hallway doors. This project was surprisingly easy. You will barely even need to pay attention to what you are doing (in fact, I completed these two garlands in about 30 minutes while watching a movie). What really makes this project look good is making sure that you have a variety of ornament sizes and textures. I would suggest at least three different sizes of ornaments and two to three different textures like glitter, metallic, frosted, etc.
What you need:
- 30 to 40 large ornaments (3" to 4" diameter)
- 30 medium ornaments (2" diameters)
- 20 to 30 small ornaments (1" ornaments)
- 1/2 wide ribbon
Simply string ornaments onto the ribbon in a random pattern of the different sizes. As you push the ornaments closer together they will begin to form the "cluster" look. Continue placing ornaments until you achieve the desired length.