Thursday, December 15, 2011

Snowman Wreath Tutorial

I am totally on a roll with 3 posts in one day. One reason I am doing this is because I know that next week is going to be so hectic. I still have to finish my Christmas shopping, we have family coming into town and I of course have to get together with my girls for our Annual Christmas poker party. (yes you read that right, and no I am not good at poker!)

Anyway, last year for Christmas my mother in law gave me the Southern Living Cookbook that is sold at Dillard's every year. I honestly didn't look at it much and then just added it to the shelf with the others. This year however I decided to pull it out and boy am I glad I did. It has so many wonderful recipes inside as well as holiday entertaining ideas and much, much more. I suggest if you don't have one already you go out and buy one this year!

As I was flipping through the pages I came across the picture below. I thought it was the cutest idea ever and thought of my mom right away. She is a collector of snowmen and this was the prefect one to add to her collection. Mom's birthday is December 4th so I knew I had to make her one of these.

Since she doesn't have a wall at her house like the one in the picture, I decided to make a smaller version so she could hang it on her door. I went to Hobby Lobby and purchased 3 wreaths in different sizes, some ribbon and a piece of black felt for the hat. (I purchased the felt that is sorta stiff already so it would hold up better.

I used twine to tie the wreaths together in a snowman shape. I would have rather used floral wire so you wouldn't see the attachment as much, but I didn't have any at the time.

I then cut a hat shape out of the felt and attached it to the wreath with a hot glue gun. I cut a piece of ribbon long enough to tie around the snowman's neck to look like the scarf in the picture above.

And there you have it, your very own snowman wreath. It was so simple to make and literally took me like 10 minutes to put together. I hung him on my door to see what he looked like, but since then he has moved to his new home. My mom has actually added some sprigs of pine and berries to him and it looks really cute. I will try to take a picture next time I am over there so you can see.

I had planned on making myself one as well, but not sure I will get around to it this year, but we shall see. Hope you all have a wonderful evening. Until next time, BYE!

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