Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Glowing Snowflake Wreath

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

I have been dreaming up this wreath for awhile and was waiting for the moment when I'd have a chance to sneak away to my craft room and try it out. I wasn't sure if my idea to use a combination of snowflake ornaments and white lights for the wreath would work - but it did! I'm so excited about how it turned out and it couldn't have been easier to make.

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

The great part of this wreath is that it is made up of snowflake ornaments from the dollar store. All of the snowflakes used on this wreath were $1 or less each. Some you can purchase in a pack of 10 for a $1. I bought these over the last couple years to use on my Christmas tree, but this year I switched up the look of the tree and wanted to find a new use for the ornaments. 

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

This is my first experiment with a lighted wreath, and I love the soft glow it provides over our fireplace. Luckily it looks just as pretty and delicate during the daytime!

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

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Supplies for Snowflake Wreath







How to Make Snowflake Wreath


1. Wrap your foam wreath form in crepe paper or ribbon to cover the raw foam. Secure the end with a dab of hot glue.

 

2. Take a strand of white lights - I used 100 small white lights. You could use a battery operated strand or the standard plug-in version like what I used. Start wrapping the strand around the wreath form by securing the beginning of the strand on the back of the wreath form with a couple pieces of masking tape. Work your way around the wreath.


2. Start adding snowflake ornaments, using your largest ornaments first. I started by spacing out five of these large foam snowflakes around the wreath. I found these at Hobby Lobby last year for under $1 each. To give them a little extra glimmer, I painted them with Martha Stewart silver glitter paint and then used scissors to poke a hole in the middle to put a light though.

If you can't find similar foam ornaments, you can always buy a sheet of white craft foam, trace a simple snowflake outline on it, and cut it out!



3. With the 5 large foam snowflakes as the base, I started layering on more ornaments. I first just laid them around the wreath and once I had the look I wanted I secured them with a dab of hot glue.


Some snowflake ornaments had a hole in the middle for a light to stick through, others I just situated around the lights.


For those ornaments, I used a couple dabs of hot glue on the back to secure in place. I would just keep the hot glue away from the light strand to be careful!


4. Hang with a pretty ribbon and plug in. The reflectiveness of the mirror behind the wreath makes it extra sparkly at night!

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

I always love finding ways to repurpose things I already have on hand, and I'm so happy I found a new way to enjoy my snowflake ornaments. If you have some ornaments like these, I hope you try it out. Otherwise, be sure to hit up the after Christmas sales to buy these ornaments for pennies and save them to make the wreath next year!

Make this glowing snowflake wreath out of inexpensive ornaments!

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