$2 Snowflake Wreath

>> Sunday, January 9, 2011

I have to say that I am so incredibly proud of my most recent craft!  I don't like bare doors.  I need to have something hanging on my door -- something that always says, "Hey -- it's winter!  Come in for some hot chocolate" or whatever the season is.

So after I took down the Christmas wreath, my door was looking pretty bare.  I don't have another seasonal wreath to put up, so I thought I'd make one.

How?  You ask.

As I was purging some of our Christmas stuff, I came across these plastic snowflakes that I had bought at the Dollar Tree on clearance. (Yes - the Dollar Tree does have clearances, believe it or not!)

I also had the floral ring in my craft stash (also from the Dollar Store) and a spool of white and silver glittery ribbon.  The floral ring was green and it showed through the ribbon, so I painted it with a light coat of white paint first.

After it dried, I wrapped the whole thing with the ribbon.  To hang it up, I looped a piece of yarn through the floral ring and then continued to wrap the ribbon around it so that you couldn't see it on the ring.

Then I started gluing the snowflakes all over the front and back - using 8 snowflakes for each side.  I was going to use the bigger snowflakes as the bottom layer and then fill in with the smaller snowflakes, but the big snowflakes just didn't seem to fit.  So small snowflakes it is!

I would have taken more pictures but I was spending a lot of time peeling dried glue from my hands and soothing hot glue blisters on my fingers!

So, once that was all completed - I had my finished wreath - and a huge sense of happy accomplishment!

Total spent - $2

And I just can't stop looking at it and smiling!!  Hot chocolate anyone?


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Semalee January 9, 2011 at 5:32 PM  

Oh my gosh! That's it. I've got to make a wreath.... ;)

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Mom to 2 Posh Lil Divas January 9, 2011 at 6:06 PM  

how cute & seems so simple - makes me think I just might be able to do it too...hmmm...

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Charity January 9, 2011 at 6:40 PM  

I love this idea, even KS liked it!!

Karen Mortensen January 9, 2011 at 6:46 PM  

I love it. I just might make one.

Unknown January 9, 2011 at 7:45 PM  

It's gorgeous; you are quite the bargain shopper!

Heather January 9, 2011 at 7:52 PM  

This is SO cute! Great job! I love it. I didn't know the Dollar Tree carried those floral wreaths, I'll have to check that out.

Jean January 9, 2011 at 8:04 PM  

Love this!! I have a ton of these little snowflakes, I need to get them out and make one of these.

Dee January 9, 2011 at 8:40 PM  

This wreath is the most beautiful winter wreath I have ever seen. I looks like it would belong to a fairy or princess, doesn't it? Really, I love, LOVE it!

Java January 9, 2011 at 8:50 PM  

That is so, so pretty!!! I absolutely love it!

Robin January 10, 2011 at 8:36 AM  

Seriously...that's brilliant! The wreath is one of the prettiest winter wreaths I've seen. I'm amazed at all the fun things that can be done with these low cost snow flakes!!!

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John and Bree plus 3 (and a dog!) January 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

Love it! Will have to check out our local Dollar Tree soon! :)

Red Couch Recipes January 10, 2011 at 8:38 AM  

This is a great wreath to welcome winter in! Just so beautiful and CHEAP too -- love it! Joni

Buckeroomama January 10, 2011 at 8:57 AM  

That is seriously so pretty!! :)

Katherine January 10, 2011 at 12:37 PM  

Visiting from Me Making Do. Gorgeous wreath and I love the price tag!!! Looks amazing! Would love for you to share this at my link party tomorrow if you get the chance!

MaryAnne January 10, 2011 at 2:30 PM  

So pretty! Perfect for January!

Robin {keephomesimple} January 10, 2011 at 3:51 PM  

I totally love this wreath! I recently bought a bunch of white snowflakes this year from Target's 75% off sale and this project would be a perfect way to use them! I hate my front door not having a wreath too. It just seems so cold and unwelcoming...especially during these long winter months. Great job!!!

Anonymous January 10, 2011 at 4:57 PM  

That is so beautiful!

Amanda January 10, 2011 at 7:47 PM  

So cute! That is such a crafty idea!!

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Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} January 11, 2011 at 8:09 AM  

Just gorgeous! And I love the thriftiness of it. Fabulous job!

Marty January 11, 2011 at 9:02 AM  

Wow, that turned out really beautiful!! Very elegant looking, and for the price, you can't beat it!!

Maple Memories January 11, 2011 at 11:39 AM  

I love it AND I think I could do it!!

Julia January 11, 2011 at 12:36 PM  

Ohhh.. I love that!! So pretty!

Unknown January 11, 2011 at 1:33 PM  

So stunning! I love this. I could see this on my front door too! I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com.. Grab my "featured" button.

Anne January 11, 2011 at 1:45 PM  

Cute, simple and cheap. That's my kind of project! : )

Kristy January 11, 2011 at 1:47 PM  

It is gorgeous! I have those same ornaments on my tree, and I'm starting to run out of ornament space. I think that I might make one of these. Thank you for sharing it!

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Bethany January 11, 2011 at 2:00 PM  

That's really pretty!!!
Just out of curiosity...what is a dollar store clearance price? :)

Katherine January 11, 2011 at 2:24 PM  

Thanks so much for linking this awesome wreath up at Gettin' Krafty With It!

Unknown January 11, 2011 at 2:43 PM  

This is so pretty. Great for this time of year!

Brittany January 11, 2011 at 7:42 PM  

This is seriously so pretty!! Thanks for sharing. I'm featuring it on my blog tomorrow. :)

Michelle January 11, 2011 at 8:06 PM  

Oh my goodness this is so cute...I was just thinking I needed an new wintry wreath for our front door! I can't wait to get the supplies to make our own...as soon as we dig out from the snow storm that is hitting our area tonight ;0)

TisforTonya January 11, 2011 at 9:06 PM  

oooh, I have yards and yards of that same ribbon (it used to be used on our tree... but has just sat for the past two years) so I guess it's time to find me some snowflakes - beautiful!

Stacey January 11, 2011 at 10:29 PM  

super cute! man, i totally forgot to hit up dollar tree this year after christmas! i definitely would've snagged lots of those snowflakes! i'm still using some silver ones i got before christmas!

i'm going to bookmark this for next year maybe! :)

Laurie from Laurie Jones Home January 12, 2011 at 12:04 PM  

Beyond pretty and easy too! What a great idea!!!

Jess January 12, 2011 at 12:42 PM  

That is adorable. Simple, and elegant. Not to busy. Just perfect.

Happy Home Fairy January 12, 2011 at 2:05 PM  

Wonderful! The most beautiful things are the inexpensive things! :-) Thank you for such a creative and do-able idea! :-)

Nikki January 13, 2011 at 6:06 AM  

That is gorgeous!!!!!!!!!!! Thanks so much for linking it up to gettin' crafty on hump day! :)

Anonymous January 13, 2011 at 5:53 PM  

Gorgeous - I'm so jealous of your dollar store! Mine definitely does not have anything so pretty!

memakingdo January 14, 2011 at 11:33 AM  

I love your wreath! Thanks for linking up to Your so Very Creative I featured you today go check it out! http://memakingdo.blogspot.com/2011/01/featuring-you-friday_14.html

Unknown January 16, 2011 at 4:24 AM  

This is awesome! I love the wintery feel of it and of course the price tage is fabulous.. hmmm I am suddently craving hot chocolate.. Thanks for sharing with the Pink Hippo Party!

abeachcottage January 16, 2011 at 9:04 AM  

love the wreath so much! it looks absolutely wonderful. really need a display like that on our door. LOL!

Kaysi January 16, 2011 at 12:46 PM  

Beautiful!! I'm featuring you tonight at Keeping it Simple!

Be Colorful Coastal January 16, 2011 at 8:32 PM  

I absolutely love this. I agree, what to put on the door after Christmas and when it's a wee bit to early for Valentines. Thanks so much for sharing this on Motivated Monday at BeColorful. I will be adding this to my to do list for sure.
Have a great week.

The Single Nester January 17, 2011 at 9:07 AM  

I love it! Perfect for transition from Christmas to Valentine's Day!

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