I only have a few vintage ornaments, so I took advantage of Target's kitschy Christmas section to find ornaments and a garland covered wire wreath. My son merely raised his eyebrows at the things I was loading in my buggy that day. Scoring a few boxes of true vintage ornaments at Goodwill or an estate sale would be a lot less expensive, and more unique.
I used hot glue to attach snowflake ornaments to the back, then began gluing the larger balls. I worked from the outside, in, saving the nicest ornaments to glue on last. I also used wire from the garland to tie one of the heavier ornaments directly to the wire of the wreath.
I used little glittery fronds from last year's gift wrap to fill in empty spaces, tucking them here and there.
I really don't mind the volume, since we always do a low-key Christmas. Those days may be over now, however, since I feel compelled to buy one of these to go with the wreath.