How To Make an Ornament Garland

WHAT YOU NEED FOR THIS JOB:

TOOLS:

  • Wire cutters
  • Awl / drill with 1/8-inch drill bit
  • Glue gun

MATERIALS:

  • Martha Stewart Living Jingle Bright ornaments, 101-piece set
  • 22-gauge wire
  • ¼-inch flat washers
  • Clear Command hooks
  • Glue sticks

 

Step 1: Cut and fold wire

Cut and fold wireUsing wire cutters, cut a piece of wire to 55 inches. Fold 2 inches of wire over at one end and slip through a washer. Twist wire to secure washer in place.

Step 2: Glue ornaments

Glue ornamentsUsing a glue gun, glue each ornament top to the ornament to secure in place.

Step 3: Thread wire through ornaments

Thread wire through ornamentsBegin garland by threading wire through the top of one ball ornament.

Step 4: Continue stringing ornaments

Continue stringing ornamentsContinue to string ornaments, creating a pattern of different ornament designs. When all the ornaments have been strung, thread a washer over the open end of the wire. Position the washer to sit about 2 inches from the last ornament. Fold the remaining wire over and twist to secure the washer in place. Snip off any excess wire. Garland should measure about 45 inches long.

Step 5: Create decorative pendant

Create decorative pendantCreate a decorative pendant for the ornament garland. Choose a round ornament that hasn’t had a cap glued on, and remove the cap. Using an awl, poke a hole in the bottom of the ornament.

Step 6: Wire pendant ornament

Wire pendant ornamentLoop a length of wire through the cap of a separate decorative ornament, and then thread both ends up through the round ornament’s bottom hole so that the wire comes out of the top. Thread the wire through the cap and place the cap back on the ornament. Pull the wire to draw the two ornaments together and twist to secure.

Step 7: Hang garland

Hang garlandUse Command hooks to hang the garland and pendant on a mantel.

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