Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath

January 6, 2014


Make an easy snowflake wreath with plastic dollar store ornaments. All you need is a glue gun and a wreath frame.


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, in keeping with my change of attitude for the new year, I am going to embrace January and all it has to offer.

While I may complain about the weather, it certainly does give me a great reason to stay inside, curled up next to the fire with my craft supplies.

While I usually prefer to craft with color, this month, to prove my new attitude, I am welcoming the month, with an homage to its signature precipitation...I made a snowflake wreath!

Yup. Snow. Shocking, I know.

But I have to say, it really is pretty.

My inspiration came from a few snowflake ornaments I had seen at the Dollar Tree on a visit during the holidays.

There were so many different sizes and shapes available and all for just a buck, including these small ones...so darling, but a little too tiny for what I had in mind.

Snowflake Ornaments at Dollar Store
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This two pack of larger snowflakes was also lovely and very tempting, however at fifty cents apiece, eh, I wasn't taken enough, since I would need quite a few.

Snowflake Ornaments

The third packet I found was perfect. Now, these are silver, mine we're white. They were out of them on the day I revisited the store, however you can still get them online. You can also check out my shop tab for craft supplies necessary. 

Dollar Store Snowflakes

With supplies in hand. It was time to get crafty and make that 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 in my handy dandy craft closet.

I used my aforementioned snow flakes, a wire wreath frame that I kept from an old piece, a bit of blue and white paint from the art cabinet.

Oh...and my handy glue gun. It's my go to crafting tool. I swear, it can do anything, so I always have a tons of glue sticks tucked away for a rainy day. Well...or a snowy one.

Glue Gun

I'm such a glue gun fan that it's literally the number one item on my must have craft supplies list. I couldn't make 99% of my projects with one. And I never buy an expensive one.

Plus, I always use a coupon, but I have to say I haven't needed to buy a new one  in years. These little suckers last.

I did however purchase some brand new ribbon at the drug store. It was less than $1.50/ yard and, again, I had a coupon. So it was a bargain.


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, I just liked the way the blue added a little shimmer and contrast. I used craft paint and a foam brush. It clung to the frame reasonably well.

Of course, you could used spray paint instead...again, in white or blue. Or even silver for a little sparkle.

When the paint dried, I grabbed that glue gun and glued the snowflakes on, one layer at a time.


I glued the first layer directly onto the center of the frame. Each snowflake overlapped the one next to it, just a teeny, tiny bit. The second layer was applied to the outer area to make the wreath a bit larger and a lot fuller.

I also offset the second layer of snowflakes a little for some added visual interest.

When the glue was dry I added the bow. I went with a simple bow, but you could add a very large dramatic bow or make this wreath for the holidays and add some greenery or holiday picks around the bow.

White sprayed pinecones would be a fun addition, for example.

All told it was done in less than a half an hour and it cost me less than two bucks to make.

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

Dollar Store Snowflake  Wreath DIY


January is looking better already!

Well, from inside anyway.

How do you feel about the month?

Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath DIY Craft


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43 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 d├ęcor, 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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  19. I didn't see anywhere to sign up for your newsletter. Where can I sign up? I've saved a couple of the things from here on my Pinterest site for later projects. I always try to make "homemade" Christmas gifts too, and I like the way this plastic snowflake wreath looks. I think with a light dusting of spray paint in the various Christmas colors - it would look smashing!! I made all my Christmas gifts last Christmas 2016 & my family members loved them! I even made "bone" shaped ornaments for the doggies in the family!

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    1. Hi Jennie! Thanks so much for kind comment. You can sign up for emails in the sidebar of my post and actually in this post there is a place to sign up as well. Thank you for asking! You sound like a great crafter. I do most of my crafting for my home, but lately people have asked me to make them items and I'd really like to do it for the holidays. I need to follow your lead!! I hope you visit again!

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  20. Hi there! Super cute! What size was the wreath frame and about how many snowflakes did you use?

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    1. Hi! So glad you like the wreath. I used a 12" frame and about 24 snowflakes. Hope that helps!

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  21. Kim, how clever! Might have to "steal" this idea. I found some snowflake ornaments before Christmas at the thrift store, and I lectured myself for buying them. "You don't need these." Then today at the thrift store I found a tacky burlap wreath, but what I wanted it for was the wire frame. So I'm definitely going to borrow this idea!

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    1. Steal away, Florence! It's the biggest compliment you could give...

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  22. Super pretty! I think its something that can be used the entire winter season, Snow is a big part of our lives in many areas and why not use it in decorating and its just charming. Maria

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    1. Thanks so much, Maria. And yes, I feel the same way...when you can't beat 'em, join 'em!

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