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DIY Snowflake Wreath

It’s time to get crafty here on onekriegerchick.  I have been trying to make as many of my Christmas gifts as possible.  Today I am going to share how I made my adorable DIY Snowflake Wreath

wreath with text

Supplies needed:

Wreath form (wire, foam, or my homemade version)

patterned paper

glue gun

small scissors

snowflake punch or cutting machine

fabric or crepe paper strips (approx. 2 in. wide)

Okay…Let’s get started.  First you will need a form.  I thought I had a wire form- couldn’t find it, so I decided I’d have to make one myself.  I have an abundance of 12×12 in. pieces of cardboard and decided that would be perfect to cut out as my wreath shape.

Here’s how I did it:

I started by cutting out a shape similar to what I wanted my wreath to be.

tracing shapeThen I traced the shape and cut it out with an exacto knife.  The edges don’t have to be perfect, but you do want the wreath to be about 2 in. wide.

traced shape

cut out shape

burlap strips

Then you will want to cut some strips of fabric or crepe paper to wrap around the wreath form.  I cut approx. 2 in. strips of burlap .  I hot glued one end of the burlap to the underside of the wreath form.  I continued to wrap the burlap all the way around  the wreath form.

wrapping burlap

You want to make sure to pull the ribbon fairly tight as you are wrapping.
wrapped wreathTa Da!  Moving on to the snowflakes…

paper selection

snowflakes

Choose some coordinating sheets of paper and cut out between 50-60 snowflakes.  I used papers from Close to My Heart and a cutting machine to cut out a variety of 3-3.5 in. snowflakes.  {A large snowflake punch would work well too}. Starting with the outside edge, put a dot of hot glue on each snowflake and adhere it to the wreath.  When the outside edge is covered, move to the middle and interior layers.

Adding snowflakes

finished wreath

I couldn’t resist added a few more ornate snowflakes!

After adhering another strip of burlap to the back of the wreath with hot glue, I tied it up in my dining room.  Lovely!

hanging in dining

Might have had to test it out in the Mud Room too…

wreath hanging

Yep…Loving it there too!

What crafty holiday projects have you been up to?

Ariean

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16 responses »

  1. Very cute! I will try this

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  2. What a gorgeous wreath! And I love how it looks against the grey backgrounds–so pretty and elegant!

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  3. How cute! I saw a snowflake punch at Michael’s yesterday and just stared at it thinking… “what could I do with that!?” Great idea!

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  4. Very cute!! Love this idea!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I usually do all things snowflakes in January. I’ll start making it now so I’ll have it ready for then. Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Lovely wreath! I like your color choices.

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  8. So cute! I really like your wreath!

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  9. Thanks for linking to Take-A-Look Tuesday at Sugar Bee Crafts – I featured you last week! (http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/2012/12/showing-off-my-picks_12.html – I’m a little slow with notifying this time around!)
    –Mandy, http://www.SugarBeeCrafts.com

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  10. I love the snowflake wreath!! So cute!!

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  11. What a great idea! I love snowflakes, they make for such a clean holiday look ;-)

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  12. So pretty! I am pinning and thinking about making one or something very similar. I always see indoor wreaths and think they are so pretty…but I’ve never made one yet. Thanks for the inspiration!
    KC

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