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**