After seeing social media this past month, I really should have no reservations for hanging this DIY snowflake wreath on my door the day before Thanksgiving. Apparently, I’m a month behind on the Christmas decor!
Every year I wonder when the rest of the world has their cutoffs. For Christmas music, it seems you either start listening after Halloween or after Thanksgiving. And for decorations, you put your tree up before or after Thanksgiving. But here’s the thing, the rest of the world does not celebrate our Thanksgiving! So how do they know when they can put up a tree and belt out some good ol’ holiday carols? The question is almost enough to keep me up at night. Almost. 🎄
With it being such a cold November for us, I’ve been in the mood for snow. My philosophy is that if it’s cold enough for snow, we should have snow. And one of the first holiday decorations I wanted to make and put up was a festive snowflake wreath. It works before Christmas and through winter. Sort of like a crock pot dinner, set it and forget it.
So a couple weeks ago I had my Saturday all planned. Landon would be bow hunting for Bambi’s father and I would make the hour drive to all the craft stores. I had quite the list and was excited to get supplies for all my project ideas. And then weather happened. Like sleet falling from the sky and ice accumulating on the roads. And just like the falling sleet, my plans fell too – fell apart that is. But I really wanted this wreath! It was like Mother Nature was mocking me. She could bring winter weather but I couldn’t decorate my own front door with it! 🌧❄️🌨
Having such a wonderful husband, he forwent his nap between morning and evening hunts and accompanied me to our town’s little stores that would maybe have some craft supplies. It was at Walmart of all places that I found these little snowflakes in nearly every color under the sun. Our Dollar Tree had them too but they were only white. So I bought the teal and white, among other things for other projects, and had half my supplies for this snowflake wreath.
The next day, I did end up making the drive to the craft stores to get some missing things, including a wire wreath form for this project. It was Sunday so unfortunately Hobby Lobby was closed but my shopping list was a lot shorter so that was nice.
To make the wreath, I actually set the wire form upside down so the inside and outside rings were higher. This would keep the snowflakes facing forward rather than out to the sides. I used some 24 gauge wire I cut into 2 inch pieces and used them to attach each snowflake to the wire frame.
I covered the inside and outside rings with the teal (it took 30 snowflakes for the 18inch wreath). On top of the teal, I attached 15 white snowflakes to the teal snowflakes since the wire frame was sunk down in the middle.
After I was done, I vacuumed up so much glitter I could have sold it to an art teacher. I then sprayed the wreath down with some modge podge to keep glitter shedding at bay. Luckily, I had the gloss aerosol on hand so it didn’t dull the sparkle. Then I hung it up! ❄️