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DIY Wreath and Ornament Clusters

Winter Wreath

Supplies needed:

pruning scissors

grapevine wreath form 

22 gauge wire

wire snips

hot glue gun

hot glue

3 types of fresh cut greens (you can also use artificial and have a wreath that will last you year after year!)

fresh eucalyptus 


bells or ornaments


Step 1: Trim greens removing any bald spots and extra length. Lengths of greens should vary between 5-10". Create clusters with the greens and eucalyptus, using all 3 of the greens. Create the cluster and then wrap the cluster with the 22 gauge wire onto the grapevine wreath form (starting at the top of your wreath), making sure that the wire is tight. Wrap 5-7 times to ensure everything will stay in place. Do not cut the wire. Set to the side to use for the next cluster.

Step 2: Continue adding fresh green clusters going down your wreath and slightly alternating the angle the greens are pointing. Finish your final cluster and give yourself 3-4" of additional wire to twist close at the back of the wreath to finish and secure.

Step 3: Place ribbon at the end of the clusters to hide any ribbon. We tied a knot with the ribbon around the wreath and then wrapped several times around the wreath. 

Step 4: Tie on ornaments, bells, or pinecones to hang from the wreath. This is optional, you may just want to add a pretty bow or even keep it as is at this point! When tying on the extra baubles, remember to cut your ribbon at varying lengths, so the bells or ornaments can hang at different levels. Tie the 3 ribbons together and then tie as one onto your wreath. Add desired number of pinecones and put in place with hot glue. 

Pro tip: keep taking a step back as you construct your wreath and keep in mind that sometimes less is more. Don't be afraid to make edits and trust your eye!

Ornament Clusters


22 gauge wire

ornaments of at least 3 varying shades and sizes

wire snips

Step 1: Cut desired length of wire for a cluster, about 24", Add an ornament about 4" from one end of the wire and twist the wire around the top of the ornament to provide a base for your cluster. Twist about 5 times. You should still have about 4" of wire at the end, you will need it to tie onto your garland, tree, or wreath.

Step 2: Continue adding ornaments to the wire, alternating sizes and colors until you have 4-6" of wire remaining. 

Step 3: Twist the remaining wire around the top of your final ornament 5 times to secure all of your ornaments in place. Making sure to leave at least 4" of wire in place at the end in order to tie onto garland, tree, or wreath.

Step 4: Use the ends of the wire to attach to your holiday item of choice!!

Pro tip: Keep your clusters to the 24" length to keep from getting too heavy and/or having ornaments pop off. Ornaments will pop off at times, they will still look gorgeous and you can always glue the ornament back onto to the top.

Simple, gorgeous, and impactful!