Ornament Decoration Redux: Wreath Edition
and made a terribly ugly ceiling fan chandelier. Ringing any bells? Or like me, have you tried to block it out of your memory?
Let’s re-live the train wreck, shall we?
The ornaments started with so much promise. Shiny… pretty…
Then things started looking a little crazy, but I chose to ignore it…
And finally, was left with… this. Hanging in our apartment. Taunting me. For a month.
Well, it all came back to me as I unpacked by Christmas decorations on Monday and came across the giant bag of ornaments that I used . What to do with all these damn ornaments? Fill up every vase/bowl/container we own with ornaments? Decorate our entire Christmas tree in red balls? Throw them all away because every time I see them they will remind me of failure?
I opted to go a different route and make them into something a little better looking.
I used this insanely simple tutorial to make an ornament wreath for our door and I am pretty happy with how it turned out! It is definitely an upgrade over the “Holly berry” wreath I bought for $9 at CVS a few years ago, which looked so terrible when I unpacked it last year that I never even put it up.
But seriously– there is finally a Joan-Crawford approved use for wire hangers! If you’ve got a hanger, a pair of pliers and some spare ornaments– you’ve got yourself a snazzy wreath!
It looks a little wonky in pictures (and sorry for the somewhat crappy quality of the photo– this is iPhone all the way), but it looks more balanced in person (but it is a tiny bit wonky on one side because Dan knocked it off the door and I had to put some of the ornaments back on).
I’ve tried to put a big bow at the top to make it more “wreathy” and to hide the 3M hook, but it just keeps looking crazy instead. So, I think I’m going bow-less for now.
What do you think? Should I go back to the drawing board with my ornament crafting? Have you had any crafty fails lately? How did you salvage them?