Make a Mardi Gras Wreath

I cam across these purple and green Christmas ornaments at 75% off.  Hmmm, I thought, these are Mardi Gras colors, but where is the gold?  One aisle over, I found garlands of gold beads at the same discount.  Yeah!  Time to create my Mardi Gras wreath.

Turning Christmas ornaments into a wreath.

Mardi Gras Wreath

Here is my creation.  Don’t you  think it looks like strings of Mardi Gras beads?

How to make an ornament wreath.

You begin with a styrofoam wreath and wrap it with wide ribbon, securing with hot glue or “s” pins.

Make your own wreath.

Use a color of ribbon that coordinates with your wreath colors.

How to make an ornament wreath.

Begin gluing your ornaments on in a random pattern, but touching each other.  Use hot glue for this.

How to make an ornament wreath.

This is how my wreath looked after just the purple ornaments had been attached.

How to make an ornament wreath.

Here is the wreath with the purple and green ornaments attached.  After this, I just added the gold beads and I was done!

Mardi Gras Wreath

This was last year’s wreath.  It looked a little crunched after being stored.  Which one do you like better?

I would love to hear which wreath you like better!  Let me know!  Thanks!

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