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