Friday, December 7, 2012

10-minute Snowflake Ornament "Wreath"

I have a confession...my front door was naked last Christmas. Yep. No wreath. I made new stockings for us and new ornaments and tons of homemade gifts for my kids, and I sort of skipped that part. 

Honestly, I didn't even miss is much!

But this year I used most of the same decorations, so I didn't have that much Christmas crafting to do and have been feeling like I need to do something. So I invented a "wreath". 




I had no idea exactly what I was setting out to accomplish when I went to the Dollar Tree. I just kind of threw stuff in my cart that looked snowflakey and fun. 


I bought these three different kinds of ornaments. One set was foam with some solid white and some with glitter. One set was a hard plastic with glitter, and the last set was white plastic with some tinsel-like, fuzzy stuff on it.

And here's how I made my 10-minute "wreath".

STEP 1:

Cut a circle out of a piece of foam board. I used a dinner plate to trace mine. ;)


STEP 2: Layer your snowflake ornaments and hot glue on. I did the solid white foamies first.


Then glitter foamies.


Then the plastic glitter ones, and then the feathery ones on top.

STEP 3: Find white ribbon laying around (if you're a craft hoarder like me) and tie a bow on it and call it a day. ;)



Super easy!


I didn't mean to make it look like an ornament, but once I got it on the door, I realized that's what it looks like. It's cute! And you can't beat a 10-minute project that only uses Dollar Tree items. Ha!


Isn't the red door all festive? I didn't paint it, but I love it!

Aloha,

Charlie

14 comments:

  1. I'm liking this a lot. I think I'll try to make a smaller one as an ornament! Thanks for showing how. Best Christmas Season. Linda

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    1. Thanks! They'd have to be pretty big ornaments, but I think it would be darling on a tree. Love to see if you try it. :)

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  2. Great idea....very clever and it looks great on your door!

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  3. Very simple and very beautiful!! And love your red door, it haves a great WOW effect :-) have a happy day

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  4. So cute! I'd love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday - Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  5. Your snowflakes are so pretty & elegant. I might actually be able to make one. I saw them on I heart nap time. Would love for you to share these on Thursdays Treasures. http://fooddonelight.com/thursdays-treasures-week-63/

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  6. So pretty and SO easy! Thank you for the lovely, yet frugal idea.
    Karen in Missouri

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  7. I am a big fan of snow. Love the wreath because you can leave it up all winter. Does the sun heat up the glue to cause it to come unglued?

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    1. I haven't had a problem with it, but mine also isn't in direct sunlight. I can't imagine it would be a problem, though! That being said, I use a LOT of glue. lol

      Aloha,
      Charlie

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  8. What a beautiful wreath! I love that you got the supplies at the dollar store!

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  9. Hey! I bought those EXACT same snowflakes except my foam ones were blue! Some with glitter and some without. I made a wreath out of mine too! Except mine is like an actual wreath - with a hollowed out center. Great minds think alike. =]

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  10. Have I missed a Dollar Tree on the island or did you do some shopping back on the mainland?

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    1. Aloha, Jen! I actually moved to the East Coast last summer. :( I missed the Dollar Tree too much and had to move off the island. ;) Just kidding. We're a military family. haha

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