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Vintage Inspired Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY

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Add a little color to your Christmas decor with a pretty pastel Christmas ornament wreath. This vintage-inspired wreath starts with a pool noodle for the base… 

Vintage Inspired Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY on wall

Vintage Christmas Ornament Wreath

The Christmas crafting and decorating season are officially here and I couldn’t be more excited.

This year I’m bringing in soft muted tones of pink, blue, purple, and white for my Christmas decor.

It’s a little out of my comfort zone, but I’m thrilled with how this pastel Christmas ornament wreath turned out.

The addition of the purple bottle brush tree adds to the vintage-inspired look that I just love.

My daughter recently moved in with me so we are enjoying adding some pinks and purples to our home. 🙂

Did you see the gnome Christmas ornaments I shared last week with a pink hat?

They will be a fun touch to my flocked tree. 

I’m sharing this Christmas wreath tutorial as part of a blog hop with a few of my blogging friends.

A big thank you to Marianne from Songbird for hosting.

Be sure to read until the end so you can see all of their gorgeous wreaths.

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Supplies Needed for Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath

Christmas Ornament Wreath Tutorial

close up of pastel ornament wreath

1. Create the Wreath Form

Are you ready for my secret wreath form? It’s a Dollar Tree pool noodle!

I wanted to create a large oval shape for this wreath and I’m thrifty so I try to use what I have in my craft stash. 

pool noodle for donut ornament

This pool noodle was leftover from my donut Christmas ornaments and it was just the right size that I wanted.

Don’t you love when things work out like that?

All you need to do is fold the wreath in half and use duct tape to secure it.

2. Tear Strips of Muslin

To cover the blue noodle I wrapped the wreath in muslin.

Muslin is less expensive than linen and I love working with it.

It’s thinner than dropcloth and actually looks pretty as a wreath itself.

muslin fabric for wreath

Muslin is also super easy to tear. Make a cut about an inch or so and slowly start tearing.

Keep going until you have about 10 strips.

tearing muslin fabric

3. Wrap the Pool Noodle in Muslin

Add a drop of hot glue to the first strip and secure it to the pool noodle.

You want to add the glue to the fabric, not the pool noodle. Trust me on this! 🙂

wrapping muslin fabric around pool noodle

Continue to wrap it until it’s completely covered with the muslin strips.

You only need to add glue to the beginning and end of the strip.

wreath base covered in muslin

4. Glue The Ornaments

Settle in with a good television show, or a little Stevie Nicks on Spotify and get ready to glue, glue, glue!

In other words, it takes time. But anything worthwhile does, right?

wreath with pastel ornaments

Remove the ornament tops as it makes it easier to secure them to the wreath.

removing cap from ornament

Start by adding a dollop of glue to the ornament top and place it at the outer edge of the wreath.

Hold it for a minute or two until it is secure.

You don’t need to hold the ornament the entire time it’s drying.

But be a little patient so they don’t fall off as you are turning the wreath around to look at how pretty it is.

Ask me how I  know this! Yup, I may have lost a pretty pink one in the process.

Patience is not my strong suit. 

gluing ornaments on wreath base

Determine your pattern ahead of time. I chose to go with 3 ornaments of the same color around the wreath starting with pink.

Repeat the gluing process by alternating colors of 3 ornaments so that the same colors aren’t next to each other.

This tutorial would work great for an ombre wreath!

I’ve made a rose gold and white ornament wreath before as well as a Valentine’s Day Ornament Wreath so I have a little bit of practice.

That means I have a few tips for you which I’ll share at the end.

close up of ornaments on wreath

You’re almost there…keep going. Don’t worry about the blobs of glue that are showing.

We are going to cover those up next.

5. Fill In Gaps with Christmas Stems

Next, you can fill in the gaps and cover the glue with smaller ornaments, or you can cover them with pretty flocked Christmas stems as I show below:

adding Christmas stems to wreath

Continue to hot glue stems across the wreath where there are any gaps or noticeable glue.

The stems also bring in texture and dimension.

6. Secure the Bottle  Brush Tree

The last step is to remove the base that the bottle brush tree comes on. It simply twists off.

The good news is you will be left with a screw that you can push right into the foam base.

I did cut a little hole in the fabric and placed it right in.

This pretty purple tree really finishes it off nicely.

It fills in the interior space due to this being an oval shape.

close up of pastel ornament wreath

Add a ribbon for hanging and find a place of prominence to display your pretty pastel Christmas ornament wreath.

I chose to hang it in the hallway just outside my daughter’s bedroom.

So when she gets up every morning she is greeted by this beauty.

That was actually her idea. 🙂 

Vintage Inspired Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY on wall

I understand this might not be everyone’s cup of tea.

There are no red or green in any of my Christmas decorations this year.

But, next year there might be.

Christmas decorating is all about having fun and making your family happy.  

My daughter and I are loving this pastel wreath. 

I hope you do as well, but if not last year I made a traditional grapevine Christmas wreath that you might enjoy.

It has a cute little red truck and buffalo plaid theme.

And you still have five more Christmas wreaths shared below that are gorgeous!

ornament wreath side view

Ornament Wreath Tips

As I’ve tried this a few different ways, I figured out what works and what doesn’t. 

  • Remove the hanger from the ornaments and glue them with the hanger side down. 
  • Put the glue directly onto the ornament and place it onto the wreath. 
  • To get the ornaments to hold well you need to use a lot of glue and hold it firmly for about 30 seconds. Once the glue dries it will be secure. Only add ornaments to the front of the wreath so it can hang flat against the wall. You can see the side view of my wreath. This saves on ornaments too!
  • For the outer ornaments, add glue in between the two ornaments side by side so they will be glued on the bottom and sides.
  • Wear a rubber finger to protect your index finger. You will be working closely with hot glue and are bound to have a little contact.
  • Have fun! Don’t stress, don’t try for perfection because the ornaments will not be perfectly lined up. No worries!
  • Hang the ornament wreath inside only. These are glass ornaments and won’t hold up to the weather.
pastel Christmas ornament wreath on wall


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Vintage Inspired Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY on wall

Vintage Inspired Pastel Christmas Ornament Wreath DIY

Yield: 1 Christmas Wreath
Prep Time: 1 hour
Active Time: 1 hour
Total Time: 2 hours
Difficulty: Easy
Estimated Cost: $20

Create a stunning Pastel Christmas ornament wreath with a pool noodle as the base. You can change out the colors for whatever style you like. Red and white would be gorgeous too!


  • Pool Noodle
  • Ornaments
  • Muslin
  • Christmas Stems
  • Bottle Brush Tree


  • Hot Glue Gun
  • Fabric Scissors


  1. Fold the pool noodle in half and use duct tape to secure it.
  2. Make a cut about an inch or so and slowly start tearing the muslin.
  3. Add a drop of hot glue to the first muslin strip and secure it to the pool noodle. 
  4. Continue adding strips until it is covered.
  5. Remove the ornament tops and begin gluing the ornaments to the wreath in groups of 3 of the same color.
  6. Alternate the colors so you are not repeating colors.
  7. Once the wreath is covered, hot glue Christmas stems to fill in any gaps.
  8. Add a bottle brush tree to the bottom.
  9. Attach a ribbon for hanging.

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Wednesday 17th of November 2021

I love your wreath. I think it is such a good idea to group the colors together, makes for much more impact. And you are right that little bottle tree just finishes it off! Great job.


Tuesday 16th of November 2021

You would never know that cute wreath was created on a pool noodle! And these colors would be darling in a little girls room!!

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