In addition to my ruffled Christmas tree skirt, I also made a winter themed snowflake wreath this past weekend. I really wanted to make a wreath that would work for Christmas as well for the upcoming winter months following the holidays. So, I wanted something winter-y, but not necessarily Christmas-y. Here is what I came up with!
I LOVE how this turned out! I only spent about $6 on it, and then used other supplies I already had on hand. I purchased a foam wreath from Michael's w/ a coupon, it's a half-wreath kind of thing. The back is flat! I didn't know they existed like that, but it worked well. I also got some glitter snowflakes from Target. They came in packs of 4 for a dollar. The C letter is from Michael's as well & I think it was just under $2. I had mod podge, & paint on hand and used the leftover yarn from my Christmas tree star project.
It took a surprising amount of time to wrap the foam wreath with the yarn. It was kind of awkward at first doing it, but then I got into a rhythm & it started to go a lot faster. I'd say it might have took me about an hour to cover the wreath.
While I was wrapping, the green paint was drying on the C. I painted the C green on the front & the sides, so that if the glitter didn't completely cover the letter, you wouldn't really be able to tell. Once dry, I applied mod podge to the letter, set it on a piece of paper & dumped a bunch of green glitter on it. I shook the access glitter off, and replaced the glitter that didn't adhere to the letter back into my little glitter container. The glitter coverage was very good, even better than I had expected. It looks wonderful!
Once my letter was all glittered, I laid everything out to figure out exactly how I wanted it to look while my hot glue gun heated up. Once everything was placed just right, I used the hot glue to adhere everything into place.
I hung my wreath on our bedroom door. I wasn't sure I wanted it to be outside on our front door through the cold, wet winter.
What do you think? I love the blue snowflakes. I picked blue just because snow is COLD & blue is a cold color. I'm so literal right?
Oh that little bell thing on the doorknob? I got that the other day at the dollar store! Cute huh? It's not in that location anymore, but I love it!
I do think that this is a great wreath for the whole winter, not just the holiday season. I'm glad that I get to enjoy it for a few months!
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