DIY Ornament Swag

LAST UPDATED: Sep 07, 2018 | PUBLISHED: Nov 30, 2012 | By:
I wanted to design holiday decor for a client that would really stand out in a dark room.  It needed to incorporate baseball and the color blue.  I immediately gravitated toward ornaments.  They will reflect light during events and make a statement in the space.  I decided to create ornament swags.  Of course, it started out as an experiment, demonstrated in the photos below.  I’m excited how they turned out!
Blue, silver, and baseball ornaments hanging on the wall.
Supplies:
ornaments – I used 18 or so, but you’ll use more or less depending on how large you want your swag to be
ribbon
wire {think I used 24 gage, but it wasn’t marked}
scissors
A close up of a wall hook
This project is definitely easier to do on a wall so the ornaments can dangle down.  I used a 3M hook so I could use my open workspace and it can easily be removed.
silver wire on a wood surface
Purchase a metal circle to use as your hook or create your own as demonstrated above.  Hang it from your hook.

A silver ornament hanging on the wall

Twist/wrap end of your wire around your ornament as shown above.  Cut to desired length and do the same to attach it to your hanging ring.
Blue, silver, and baseball ornaments hanging on the wall.
I started with 1 large ornament, used mostly standard size and filled in with a couple of petite ornaments.  Start building making each wire just a little shorter, creating your desired formation.
Blue, silver, and baseball ornaments hanging on the wall.
Every now and then, I’d tie the wires to ornaments already placed to retain their shape.  Continue building to the top!
Blue, silver, and baseball ornaments hanging on the wall.
Blue, silver, and baseball ornaments hanging with a blue ribbon
Add a ribbon and hang in the desired space!  Hands on time is just 30 minutes.
Here’s how one of them looked in the visitor’s locker room of Kauffman Stadium {pardon the iPhone photo}:
Blue ornaments hanging over an MLB chair
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