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Craft Lightning: Snowflake Wreath

I am participating in the Craft Lightning Series hosted by Angie at the Country Chic Cottage and Carolina at 30 Minute Crafts. Basically a bunch of bloggers get together and share quick, easy crafts that take 15 minutes or less to complete. Check in on both blogs this week to see all the fun holiday projects being shared!

For this holiday edition, I wanted to create something I could use for decorating as early as November, but be able to leave up until February! I created a snowflake wreath with just a few supplies. And shhh, don’t tell – but, this might have taken me even less than 10 minutes to put together!

Snowflake Wreath by Laura's Crafty Life

Snowflake Wreath

Supplies Needed:

  • 12″ metal wreath frame
  • Plastic snow flakes
  • Beaded ornament
  • Ribbon (Optional)
  • Spray paint – either white, silver or gold
  • Hot glue gun

Step One:

Spray paint your wreath form. I purchased my wreath frame for under $3.00 at Jo Ann’s.

12 inch metal wreath frame

I painted mine with Krylon Colormaster Metallic in silver.

spray paint wreath frame

I painted only one quick, light coat. Since I was going to be covering the wreath with the snowflakes, I wasn’t worried about coverage. (Although the one coat actually covered really well! I love Krylon paint!) Be sure to paint both the front and the back of the wreath.

spray painted wreath frame

Allow to dry.

Step Two: 

I purchased four packages of snowflakes from Dollar Tree in various sizes (21 total snowflakes).

Dollar Tree snowflakes

Take your snowflakes out of the packages and cut off all of the tabs and ornament strings.

cut hangers off snowflakes

Step Three:

Begin gluing your snowflakes onto your wreath frame. I used a spot of glue at the top and bottom of the perpendicular metal pieces on the wreath frame.

glue snowflakes to wreath frame

Note: Do not use a low temp glue gun for this project. I originally did mine with a low temp instead of high temp glue gun and all the snowflakes started to pop off by the time I made it around the whole wreath!

I chose to do mine in a pattern, but you could also just randomly glue the snowflakes to the frame. I started with three white glittered snowflakes evenly spaced around the wreath frame.

glue white glitter snowflakes on frame

I then added the clear snowflakes using the wires as my guide for spacing.

glue clear snowflakes to frame

I added in the six white and tinsel snowflakes into the spaces between each of the snowflakes that were already glued down.

glue white tinsel snowflakes to frame

Then, I flipped the wreath over and glued the remaining six snowflakes to the back, evenly spacing them around the edge. This time I used the spaces between each perpendicular metal piece. (This will make the wreath look more full when it is completed.)

glue snowflakes to back of wreath frame

Lastly, I thought the clear snowflakes could use a little something extra. For the three clear ornaments showing on the front, I glued a large glittered snowflake to the middle of each clear snowflake.

clear snowflake

I added some hot glue to the large clear circle and placed the other larger, glittery snowflake directly on top.

large glittered snowflake

Step Four:

I found these really pretty hanging beaded ornaments at Dollar Tree, as well.

glass beaded ornament

I hooked one around the wire wreath frame.

hook beaded ornament to wreath frame

Step Five (optional):

Loop ribbon through wreath frame. Tie in a knot or bow to use as a hanger for your wreath.

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(I say this last step is optional because you could easily use a wreath door hanger to hang your wreath without the ribbon.)

This project comes together really quickly once the frame is spray painted. Even better, the total cost of the project (minus the spray paint and ribbon I had on hand) was only $8.00!

Snowflake Wreath side angle snowflake wreath snowflake wreath with beaded ornament front view of snowflake wreath close up of snowflake wreath

You can also check out my ombre luminary from the last Craft Lightning.

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About Laura Silva

Laura's Crafty Life is a craft blog that was created to share my love of crafting and to hopefully inspire you to get out there and craft! You will find DIY projects, scrapbooking, jewelry making, sewing, and party planning ideas. http://www.laurascraftylife.com
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9 Responses to Craft Lightning: Snowflake Wreath

  1. Angie @ CCC says:

    Lovely wreath Laura! Thanks for participating!

  2. Tausha says:

    Love this! I love that you used a crystal ornament to hang it. SO very, very clever! Thanks so much for sharing! Pinning!

    Tausha
    sassystyleredesign.com

  3. cynthia says:

    So simple, but so pretty!

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