Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath

January 6, 2014

DIY Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath

January is not my favorite month. I'll agree that it's a great month to start fresh and New Year's Eve is always fun, but generally speaking the days are long and cold and there is no big holiday to celebrate...not even my birthday.  However, this year, in keeping with my change of attitude for the new year, I am going to embrace January and all it has to offer.  

To prove it, I am welcoming the month, with an homage to its signature precipitation...I made a snowflake wreath!

snowflake wreath

Since I do not like to spend a lot of money on my projects, I crafted this one mainly from items I already had on hand: white plastic snowflake ornaments that I snagged at fifty percent off, a wire wreath frame that I kept from an old piece, a bit of blue and white paint from the art cabinet and my handy glue gun. 

I did purchase the ribbon at the drug store. It was less than $1.50/ yard.

Snowflake Wreath DIY

I didn't like the green wire frame and knew that it would potentially peek out from between the snowflakes, so I painted it an icy blue. 

You could paint it white it you prefer. 

When it dried, I simply glued the snowflakes on, one layer at a time.

How To Make A Snowflake Wreath

I glued the first layer directly onto the center of the frame. The second layer was applied to the outer area to make the wreath a bit larger and a lot fuller.  

When the glue was dry I added the bow.  

Super quick, super easy and super cheap ~ just my style!

Make a snowflake wreath

January is looking better already! 

How do you feel about the month?


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35 comments:

  1. Kim-I LOVE that wreath. It is SO simple and SO sweet. I love it because it is not overdone-especially after all the lushness of Christmas wreaths. GREAT job- xo Diana

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    1. Diana, you are always so sweet...and thanks, because simple was what I was going for! After Christmas, I always feel the need for streamlined décor, but my front door was naked and calling out for something...plus this was practically free! ;)

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  2. January excites me because it's all new. BUT it's too darn cold and I don't want to spend either. I'm trying to focus on cooking good meals, making doctors appointments for the year, and organizing things. :)

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    1. New is exciting, Stacey~ I just wish it could be new and warmer! :)

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  3. It's mainly party time for me since it's my youngest birthday month, and that's what always keeps me busy! Love the wreath, simple and perfect for the kind of weather we're having here in the midwest! :-)

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    1. A birthday is a great reason to love January Vel...and yes, a reason to keep you very busy! ;) Happy Birthday to your little one!

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  4. Fantastic as usual, Kim! I haven't even gotten around to the front door yet--too busy with other projects, but your wreath is very inspiring!

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    1. Fantastic, Dee? I'll take it! Your comments always make me feel great...but you give me way too much credit! :)

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  5. Hi Kim, my teenage daughter bought me the makeup for Christmas! I usually don't wear much eye makeup during the week but I will wear it if I go out with the hubs! The colors are amazing but yes a little pricy. It's a splurge. I love your winter snowflake wreath, so pretty! Take care and have a good week. Julie

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  6. Cute wreath, great job! Simple yet so effective!

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    1. Thanks so much Jenny ~ I was looking for something simple! :) Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment and I hope that wherever you are, you are keeping warm!

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  7. I love it!!! I'm so glad you're having some fun creating winter decor. So often it's overlooked, but I discovered that is helps me to embrace winter just a wee bit. LOL!
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    Wishing you An ExtraordinaryDay!!
    ~Diane

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    1. Thanks Diane! I'm trying to embrace it, but these negative temps are making it difficult! Congratulations on your new hosting gig~ that's a great party! I haven't linked up there in a while, thanks for the reminder! :)

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  8. Love this wreath! So far, January is ok…it's nice and sunny in Utah (at the moment), so that helps a lot!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! Maybe I should've made a sun wreath instead! I hope you are enjoying the weather!

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  9. Hey, girlfriend! I think you mixed up your words for the year. Mine is "create" and I think you got it. Seriously, I love this, Kim. You always come up with great ideas on the cheap, and that's a very good thing. Like you, I hate to spend a lot of money on my projects, whether crafting or decorating. I always get inspired when I visit your blog. Yes, yes. I will have to make something today! Hugs, Nancy

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    1. Ha Nancy, you might be on to something here...I find creating much easier than changing! I do like this wreath, too, especially after the plushy holiday wreaths. I needed something clean. The sentiment is mutual, my friend, your lovely quilting has me inspired to create something of my own! :)

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  10. Simple and pretty project. I don't like snow but I like snowflakes! They're so pretty and no two are the same! Visiting from Silver Pennies and new follower.
    Blessings, Diane

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    1. Diane, it was SO simple ~ and I agree, I'll take a few elegant snowflakes over a blizzard any day! :)

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  11. Adorable wreath! Thanks for sharing at Silver Pennies Sundays! x

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    1. Thanks Danielle~ it's really the only snow I am happy about seeing. Although yesterday we had a bit of the biggest, prettiest flakes I have ever seen!

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  12. Such a pretty wreath. It reminds of all the snow we're not getting here in Georgia. Man I wish it would snow!

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    1. Brandi, thank you so much~ I had a lot of fun making it, too! I would gladly send you some snow! We are currently buried under about 14 inches and it just started snowing AGAIN! :)

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  13. I like the snowflake wreath alot. Where can I find the wire frame? I don't have any of the items on hand. I would love to make this for my front door.

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    1. Hi! I got the wire frame at Michael's Crafts. The snowflakes are probably on clearance now, that is when I found mine. So glad you like the project, I bet it will look great! :)

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  14. Love the snowflake wreath. Where can I get the wire frame?

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    1. Hi Kathy, so glad you like the wreath. I got the frame at Michael's. They usually carry them at craft stores. If you use a coupon, you can get it for 40% off. Hope that helps!

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  15. Hi Kim, happy new year! I really love your winter snowflake wreath. I have mixed feelings about January. I do like it because it's a quiet month but hate the cold weather. Thanks for sharing this at Cooking and Crafting with J&J. Enjoy the week.
    Julie

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    1. I am not a fan of the cold and snow either, Julie. This wreath makes it a little more bearable! Thanks for party. It’s always a fun time! :) Stay warm!

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  16. Kim,
    Thank you for sharing your snowflake wreath at my Show and Share Party. I don't like January too, but it is my birthday month.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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    1. Happy Birthday, Linda! I’m just not a fan of the cold. I am a winter birthday girl, too, but a summer girl at heart…and I got married during a blizzard in February! Go figure! Hope your birthday month is fantastic and thanks so much for the visit. :)

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  17. This is such a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  18. Thank you for sharing this Kim. I live in UK so don't have access to the same shops but I'll certainly be on the look out for snowflakes from now on. In one of your photos the wire frame doesn't show at all and it made me wonder if it could be made without - just by gluing the snowflakes to each other. It probably wouldn't be as strong but perhaps worth trying. Would make it even cheaper too! Thanks again and keep up the great crafting.

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    1. I think that's a great idea, Pepper! It certainly would be less expensive that way...or for those who felt they needed a frame, you could cut a white circle out of cardboard, paint it white and build the snowflakes on it! So glad you popped by and left a comment today! :) Thank you!

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