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Dollar Tree Snowflake Wreath DIY

January 06, 2014

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Here's how to make an DIY snowflake wreath with plastic Dollar Tree ornaments.

It's an easy and an inexpensive way to decorate for Christmas that will carry you through the winter season.

All you need is a glue gun and a wreath frame.

Dollar Store White Snowflake Ornament package in hand

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, I still want my house to look pretty and those chilly days are great for crafting.

While I usually prefer wreaths with color, in winter, I pay homage to its signature precipitation.

With white snowflake ornaments.

Yup. Snow. Shocking, I know.

My inspiration came from a few Dollar Tree snowflakes I picked up during the holidays.

What Snowflakes Should I Use To Make A Winter Wreath?

Silver Snowflake Ornaments Package in hand

Well, the dollar store has so many different styles. Big silver ones and tiny white ones.

Both of which would make cute wreaths.

Mini Snowflake Ornaments at Dollar Store in hand

Even oversized ones like these. They'd make a very, very large wreath.

Two dangling large snowflake ornaments from Dollar Tree

But for the wreath I had in mind, the basics were just right. 

Ten in a pack and tons of sparkle.

They usually have them in the store, however if your store is out of stock, you can still get them online.

How To Make A Snowflake Wreath

Supplies:


You can also find the supplies I used listed for this craft and many others in my Amazon Shop for your convenience.

DIY Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath text over half finished snowflake wreath photo

Since I don't 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 snowflakes, a wire wreath frame that I kept from an older wreath I took apart, a bit of blue and white paint from the art cabinet.

Oh...and my handy glue gun.

I can get very creative with it around the holidays.

I swear, it can do anything, so I always have a tons of glue sticks tucked away for a rainy day.

Or a snowy one.

Glue Gun and blue ribbon on countertop

I did have to purchase some brand new ribbon, but it was less than $1.50/ yard.

A bargain.

Step 1: Paint The Frame


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.

Painting a green wire wreath frame

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 use spray paint instead...again, in white or blue. Or even silver for a little sparkle.

You could also use a white foam wreath frame and that would eliminate any need for paint.

Step 2: Add Snowflakes One At A Time


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

Snowflake ornaments glued halfway around a wire wreath frame

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.

DIY snowflake wreath completed with blue ribbon


Step 3: Embellish It


When I was finished adding the snowflakes, it was time to add the ribbon.

I went with a simple bow, but you could add a very large dramatic bow or for Christmas you could add some greenery or holiday picks around the bow.

White sprayed pine cones would be a fun addition, for example.

Step 4: Hang It Up


My wire frame hung easily on a nail on the wall and on the magnet hook on my front door. However, if you are using another kind of base, simply hot glue a small loop of ribbon to the back to create a hanger. 

And that's that.

It took me less than half an hour to make my snowflake wreath.

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 Text over photo of snowflake ornaments

A Few More Snowflake Wreath Making Ideas:

  • This wreath works well all winter long, right through to Valentine's Day. You can swap out the ribbon occasionally to fit the months as they pass. 
  • I featured some of other snowflake ornaments available at Dollar Tree and all of them can be used to make variations of my snowflake wreath. Get creative!

  • Some are perfect for a glittery touch to your decor. You could embellish an evergreen triple wreath with them. Or make a triple snowflake wreath.

  • The tiny snowflakes are darling and could be used to make mini-wreaths for ornaments, DIY place cards, to decorate the back of dinner table chairs or hang over your kitchen cabinets or in windows.

  • You can add lights behind any of these wreaths for a bit of sparkle.

More Crafty DIY Wreath Ideas:


Dollar Store Snowflake Wreath DIY completed for Pinterest with blue ribbon

January is looking better already.

Well, from inside anyway.

😉

How do you feel about the month?

snowflake wreath, easy craft, Dollar Tree
Author: Kim @ Exquisitely Unremarkable
Estimated cost: $5
Dollar Store snowflake wreath text over two large snowflakes in a hand

Dollar Store Snowflake Ornament Wreath

Make a winter-inspired wreath without breaking the bank. With just a few ornaments from the Dollar Tree, you can create a beautiful snowflake wreath. It's an easy and inexpensive craft that's perfect for any skill level.

materials:

  • Plastic Snowflake Ornaments
  • Wreath Frame
  • White Paint
  • Ribbon

tools:

  • Glue Gun

steps:

How To Make A Snowflake Wreath
  1. Paint your wire frame
  2. Layer snowflakes onto the wreath, one at a time and glue them in place
  3. Add another layer of snowflakes  for a fuller look
  4. Add a bow
  5. Hang it up

NOTES:

Wreath is great for winter or Christmas
You can use smaller snowflakes to make mini wreaths for chair or window displays
Created using Craft Card Maker

Stay Warm, Friends!
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  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!
    This week I joined the Project Inspire{d} hosting team. Our link party goes live every Monday night at 8 EST. I'd be delighted if you would consider popping over and linking up this and some of your other fabulously inspiring posts: http://bit.ly/1bNlzpV

    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. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. This is such a cute idea!

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. what size wire wreath did you use?

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  23. It turned out adorable great idea

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  24. Love the wreath! Very pretty, and perfect for all winter including Christmas.

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    1. Thanks Linda! It's a great transition piece.

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