I was getting ready to start decorating the front rooms of our home for Christmas and I realized that weeks ago I had gathered everything that I needed to make this light and airy feeling snowman wreath for the inside of my front door; I needed to get it made and put up before I started on the other decor.
I found that metal snowman in Hobby Lobby several weeks ago and he was just the color that I use all year round and will be using again to accent my Christmas decor in those front rooms.
This is a very large wreath, I created it using a 24″ work wreath, and in its finished state it measures every bit of 30+ inches from one side to the other.
I used 3, 9′ burlap rolls that I found in Walmart, it is your normal burlap color with stamped white snowflakes added. I will say that it was quite stiff and not all that easy to manipulate and my hands were pretty crampy when I was finished muscling it around the outer and inner rings of the work wreath. I use a looping style when I make burlap wreaths; I move from one twist tie to the other making large loops (probably 8-10″ worth of burlap) in between.
As you can see here in this picture, the snowflakes are only stamped on one side of the burlap, so I had to be really careful not to get the burlap twisted upside-down during the attaching process, that was a bit of a challenge.
Thank goodness I had the presence of mind to purchase 3 skeins of the burlap because I used every single bit of it except for this much:
After the burlap was attached, I took a roll of 5″ burlap in that green color and started attaching it to all of the twist ties on the outer ring of the wreath form. I made loops just about as large as I had the burlap loops.
Next, I made a big bow out of wired coordinating ribbon and left myself two long tails, I attached the bow and then looped one of the tails up and over the top of the wreath catching it in a couple of the outer twist ties and then cutting an upside-down “v” at the end, and I looped the other tail down below the bow and looped and caught it in a couple of the outer twist ties and cutting the end into that upside-down “v”.
Next, I attached the metal snowman using the twist ties on the wreath and then I took the white wired ribbon and continued looping it around the snowman and on top of the green burlap ribbon.
Next, I added the flowers and snowflakes, I used the twist ties to attach the flowers and I hot glued the snowflakes in and among the flowers.
The last thing that I did was to hot glue a couple of pipe cleaners on to the top of the wooden “Merry Christmas” sign and then I used the twist ties to attach the sign onto the wreath form.
I absolutely LOVE this wreath, it might be one of the favorite ones that I’ve ever made. 🙂 And it looks really pretty hanging on the inside of my front door. 🙂 I am ready to decorate the rest of the space now that this beauty is in place.
Here are a few pictures of the finished product…
And the doggies posed prettily in front of it just this morning. 🙂
Onward I go with my decorating, I’m *almost* finished!
Next, I’ll be highlighting how I made this lantern centerpiece for my dining room table…
Stay tuned! 🙂
Wait!! Fast forward a few weeks and I’ve now added two battery operated timed light strands to this wreath…It looks so pretty at night–it comes on at dusk and goes off 6 hours later. Here are a couple of pictures:
Check out my “Merry & Bright With Battery Operated Lights” entry to see where else I’ve utilized battery operated lights in my Christmas decorations. 🙂
Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤
**In crafting there are no mistakes just unique creations**
7 thoughts on “Christmas 2015: Burlap Snowman Wreath (Light Teal and Silver)”
You are creating a Beautiful Christmas Home! Love your puppies!
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Aww, thank you so very much Nancy!
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Love the wreath, may be my favourite of the many of yours I’ve seen!
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Thanks so much Liz!
IMG_3748.JPG.jpegI. Think u need to get a job at maybe a florist or gift shop or maybe advertise that you can help decorate homes or make custom wreathes what are you going to do for the time before Christmas?
Thanks so very much Carole!! Maybe one day I will do what you suggest, that actually sounds fun to me. 🙂 (Between now and Christmas, I think I am going to do my shopping and the dreaded wrapping…not my favorites tasks…haha). 🙂
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