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« on: January 14, 2013 11:17:49 AM »



So, I wanted to make a wintery/festive wreath.  One that can stay up longer than traditional christmas decorations, 'cause I need some glittery cheer to get me through winter.  Oh, and it had to be cheap...like, under $5 cheap.

While I was perusing the holiday decor section of Canadian Tire awaiting my oil change to be done, I spied some glittery snowflake ornaments--a pack of like 400 (okay, more like 20) for $4.   The wheels started turning and the snowflakes were purchased.

Step 1:  Draw your wreath form.  I used a cereal box.  Two plates helped me with the circles.
Step 2: If your form is a bit flimsy, do make another one and glue them together (I used hot glue).
Step 3: Trim and watch your cat having fun with the scraps.
Step 3: Paint your wreath form a coordinating shade...I used a bronze acrylic.
Step 4: Start gluing on the snowflakes with hot glue, overlapping them.
Step 5: Personalize: I used more of the bronze paint and some gold paint to add more dimension.  Gently rub some on with a soft paintbrush.
Step 6:  Glue some unaltered flakes onto the wreath for a bit more detail (I used two), one at the top and one at the bottom.
Step 7: Make a hanger.  I used a picture hanging thingy I had laying about and hot glued it on the back side of the wreath, tying a ribbon on it (also from my stash)
Step 8: Hang this glittery bad boy up and enjoy its festive glory!  Ours adorns our door now that the christmas wreath is down.

Pictures of the steps are on the blog:http://positiveponderings.blogspot.ca/2012/11/easy-glittery-thrifty-snowflake-wreath.html
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« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2013 12:42:08 PM »

Beautiful. I like the fact it's a seasonal rather than a specific holiday wreath  Smiley I tend to leave my snowflakes on display until Spring when I change to butterflies and flowers  Grin
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« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2013 02:15:43 PM »

Thank you!

I plan on making some snowflakes to decorate the living room with now that the christmas decorations are put away.
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« Reply #3 on: January 14, 2013 08:04:35 PM »

Wow, so pretty!  It looks very professional, too.  Love.
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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2013 01:30:54 PM »

Thank you so much!  I really lucked out with finding such a cache of snowflakes for cheap!
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