Christmas wreaths are a wonderful way to add character and personality to holiday decorating. In this post I will show three Christmas wreaths that use special Hallmark ornaments. Sometimes special themed ornaments can get lost on a Christmas tree filled with the numerous ornaments and by using them on a Christmas wreath it allows them to be showcased in a creative way.
Claus and Co. Railroad Christmas Wreath
The first Christmas wreath used a set of 5 Hallmark ornaments called Claus and Co. Railroad that were originally issued in 1991. The set had four train cars (the locomotive, the gift car, the passenger car and the caboose) and a trestle base. I attached the trestle with wire to an artificial pine wreath and then I hot glued the separate train cars to the trestle. Next, I completed the wreath by adding velvet holly leaves and red berries.
Santa and Reindeer Christmas Wreath
The next Christmas wreath used a set of 5 Hallmark ornaments called Santa and Reindeer that were originally issued in 1992. The set of five featured Santa on his sled and four pairs of reindeers – Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donder and Blitzen. Each of the ornaments was attached with wire to an artificial wreath and then a thin ribbon was laced through the reindeer harnesses. Then, I embellished the wreath with velvet holly leaves and red berries.
Disney Princesses Christmas Wreath
The final Christmas wreath used several Hallmark Princess ornaments and several more additional Princess ornaments that were purchased at the Disneyland Park in Anaheim. Listed clockwise in the photo below are Snow White, Aurora from “Sleeping Beauty”, Belle from “Beauty and the Beast”, Rapunzel, Anna and Elsa from “Frozen”, Merida from “Brave”, 2 different Ariels from “The Little Mermaid” and Cinderella. To create the Christmas wreath I attached white wooden snowflakes with wire, evenly spacing them around the wreath. Then, to complete the craft project, I attached the Princesses with wired around the wreath.
Last month, I posted another wreath that could be used for the Christmas season. The Mickey Mouse wreath was made to honor the Disney character’s birthday in November. For more information about this wreath with a list of supplies and instructions, please click on the link.
Two more interesting posts regarding decorating with a variety of Christmas wreaths have been posted a few years ago on this blog. The first, Christmas Wreaths, featured a Gingerbread Men wreath inspired by a White House Christmas decoration, a Nutcracker Ballet wreath, a Boyd’s Bear wreath using several collectible ornaments and a Teddy Bear wreath using miniature plush teddy bears. The second, More Christmas Wreaths, features using Department 56 miniature building ornaments from the Dickens Village and the North Pole series. For more information about this wreath with a list of supplies and instructions, please click on the link.