Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Winter Yarn Snowflake Wreath

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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