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DIY Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament

Do you make your own ornaments? If you don’t let me tell you they really aren’t hard to do. Like this DIY Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament that I made this year. Actually I made 3 of them.

Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament with blue berries hung on lighted tree.

I made them for this year’s Ornament Exchange Blog Hop. I love ornament exchanges because you often get an ornament that you wouldn’t have made or purchased for yourself.

You can find the hop and all the other ornaments made and exchanged by following this link. There’s lots of pretty ornaments for every decor style.

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Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament Supplies

Making Mini Wreath Ornaments

There are any number of ways you can go about making these ornaments. You can use wood rings or bamboo circles. I had bamboo circles I bought at a garage sale that were actually for a drapery decoration.

I have lots of them, like over 40, so I’m trying to find creative projects to use them.

Step 1: Paint the wooden circles

  • Grab your Pearl Metallic paint and paint both sides of your wood circles. It might take a few coats.
  • Speed up the drying process with a hairdryer
Painting a wood circle with pearl metallic paint with 2 in the background.

Step 2: Attach the tinsel wire

If you don’t have wired tinsel you can do like I did and cut some branches with wire cutters from a silver Christmas tree.

Using wire cutters to cut a branch from a silver metallic Christmas Tree.
  • Bend the wire to follow the form of the circle and attach it with hot glue.
Curved tinsel branch getting hot glued to painted wood circle.
Holding tinsel in place while hot glue dries.

If it’s too short to go all the way around cut another piece to fit. Make sure they are facing in the same direction and glue in place.

Hot gluing down tinsel branch to wood circle.

Step 3: Prepare Glitter berries

  • Snip the berries off the pick with wire cutters.
  • You might want a few different colors, you choose what you like best.
  • Attach them to the mini wreath with hot glue.
Using wire cutters to cut glittery berries from christmas picks.
Hot gluing glittery Christmas berries.

Step 4: Add a hanger to your mini wreath ornament

You might need to add the metallic cord before step 2. This depends on the wood circles you use for your Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament.

My circles had holes in them already so I needed to slip the cord through the hole before I blocked it with the tinsel.

Back of mini wreath ornament and silver cording as hanger.
Closeup of completed Tinsel Mini Wreath Ornament

That easy and it’s all done. These are so shiny and will really stand out against your Christmas Tree. All three were sent to my blogger friend, because everything is better in 3’s.

Three tinsel mini wreath ornaments on faux tree spray

I really hope she loves them as much as I do. She used these glittery berries in one of her crafts from last year and I know she loves these colors.

Single mini wreath ornament with blue berries closeup

What ornaments have you made lately?

Side by side tinsel mini wreath ornaments on green tree.

Don’t forget to check out all the other creative ornaments made for this year’s Ornament Exchange.

Mini collage of 12 handmade ornaments.

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Monday 18th of November 2019

What a pretty ornament and I really love the glitter beads. Great tutorial to follow to make my own!

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Monday 25th of November 2019

Yes, I love the little glitter beads the best!


Monday 18th of November 2019

Such an easy ornament to make with a big impact. Love it. Pinned.

Cherryl Ehlenburg

Saturday 16th of November 2019

How cute! It would be so easy to make a whole set of them for the tree!

Roseann Hampton

Thursday 14th of November 2019

What a fun ornament! My aunt would have loved this - she decorated her whole apartment in blue and white at Christmas time!

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Monday 18th of November 2019

I'm venturing out from traditional colors, I'd love to do a whole tree in blue and silver.


Thursday 14th of November 2019

I really love these wreath ornaments, Toni, especially the colors! Love how easy they are to make too and thinking these would be cute to send to my friends overseas because they are light and compact. I see some mini wreath making in my near future. LOL Pinned :)

Toni | Girl, Just DIY!

Monday 18th of November 2019

Yes they are super light. And you can really customize them to individual tastes and colors. I'm so glad you like them!