Christmas 2016: Blue Snowflake Wreath

Okay, okay, okay…I’ve got to stop with the crafting huh? lol Yeah right, that’s like telling the sun not to rise tomorrow morning! 😉  What might help me is to stop heading into Hobby Lobby *just* to look.  Such is the scenario that was taking place when I found this Christmas tree:

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As y’all know, my Christmas decorations in the living and dining rooms are done up in light blues and greens, silvers, and whites.  But, see that wreath hanging between the windows in the picture below, the one with the bird on it?  Well, in my mind, where the wheels are always turning and new ideas are always spewing forth, I thought that I would love to have a Christmas wreath hanging there :

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So when I saw that Christmas tree, the imaginary lightbulb above my head went off–btw, that Christmas tree was sitting way up on the very top shelf display, good thing I’m tall because I was able to reach it with knocking only one or two things over–yes, yes, I fixed it right back up, trust me, they never knew that my frenzied self had been anywhere near that spot. 😉

I then zipped around up and down the aisles of Hobby Lobby searching for all of the parts and pieces that I would gather to bring the wreath that was in my mind’s eye to fruition.  The next thing that I found were these snowflakes which were perfect because there were snowflakes on that tree…

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And then I found the wired ribbon that would be for my craft bow pretty snowflakes abounded there as well:

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I decided that I wanted to do a burlap wreath, but, since I couldn’t find a coordinating burlap in the exact color that I wanted, I chose to use deco mesh instead–boy am I ever glad that I made that choice because adding that to the burlap just made everything come together.  Here are the supplies that I collected, every single thing that I purchased was 50% off in their Christmas department–except for the burlap runner and deco mesh, but they were on sale this week for 40% off (admittedly, it still cost me about $55 to make):

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Supply List:

  • 16″ Work Wreath 
  • 1 Skein + a little more of Burlap Runner– 18″ x 15′
  • 1 Skein of Deco Mesh (with jute)–10″ x 30′
  • 1 Roll of Wired Craft Ribbon
  • Metal Christmas Tree
  • Snowflake Ornaments
  • Other accent pieces of your choosing
  • Pipe Cleaner (to close bow), Hot Glue Gun

 

Can I tell y’all how much I adore the finished wreath?  It went together beautifully as you’ll see in my YouTube video tutorial that I’ll post below.  First, here are a few pictures of what turned out to be one of my favorites wreaths that I’ve ever created.

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Here is a link to my YouTube tutorial:

 

Until next time, y’all take good care! ❤

**In crafting there are no mistakes, just unique creations**

~Arlynn ❤

2 thoughts on “Christmas 2016: Blue Snowflake Wreath

  1. Pat

    WOW ! I tend to prefer cool colors, even at Christmas. Barbara has never understood that. Regardless, your wreath is stunning. You have such an eye for seeing individual items and visualizing them together. What a joy that must be. It’s fabulous.

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    1. Aww, hi Pat!!! I am so glad that my blog was nicer to you today and let you make a comment… And such a sweet, sweet comment you made. Thank you so very much for your lovely words, as you’ve seen I like both the traditional and the cooler colors for Christmastime–And our favorite cool colors have been warmed up a smidge when paired the pretty accent pieces that this special Holiday provides. ❤️

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