Do you wanna build a snowman? I do!
I never thought I’d be this into making wreaths, but after last week’s success, I knew exactly which product I wanted to tackle next: the snowman wreath. I admit, I was afraid of tackling this craft. All the other snowmen wreaths that I saw had turned out so professionally that I wondered if I could make a wreath of that quality (I’m pretty new to making wreaths, so yeah, I was intimidated). At the end of the day though, I can’t believe how easy it was! I got so excited that I made two snowman wreaths using grapevine wreaths–one painted white and one natural.
A few weeks ago, though, I actually made another snowman decoration that could be a wreath if you wanted it to be: the embroidery hoop snowman (pictured above with the others). Be sure to stick around to the end of the post for full details on that one!
But first, let’s get into the super easy yet professional scale grapevine wreath snowmen.
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Snowman #1: White Snowman With Hat and Bow
1. Spray your grapevine wreaths white.
3. Cut your plastic hat in half so that it’ll lay flat against the door or wall.
4. Attach your large bow or scarf to the snowman’s neck area using either wire, string for the base. Then, use hot glue if you want the ribbon pieces to stay in a particular way. Feel free to cut off any excess ribbon to put on the hat to make it look like a matching set.
5. Before you attach your hat to the snowman’s head, loop wire or string off the head so you have something to hang the snowman from.
6. Attach the snowman’s hat to the head using your hot glue gun or gorilla glue.
7. Hang your finished product and enjoy its beauty!
Snowman #2: Natural Snowman With Lights
- Attach your wreaths to one another by using either wire or string. For reference, see the picture above with the white wreaths
- Tie your scarf around your snowman’s neck area. Secure with hot glue at several spots, but don’t glue the entire thing down.
- If you are using plug-in lights, stick the end that does not go into the wall (sometimes called the “female end”) of your plug into the back of the snowman’s scarf. If you’re using a battery pack strand of Christmas lights, stick the battery pack in that same spot.
4. Wrap your lights around the snowman’s head. Once you reach the scarf area, loop your lights around the back behind the scarf and then continue looping the lights around the body of the snowman.
5. Again, if you’re using plug-in lights, allow the excess light to go down towards your power source.
6. If applicable, add a ribbon to the top of the snowman to hang it from. You can also add a hat like the last one if you want, but I preferred mine without one.
7. Hang it up and enjoy! 🙂
I’m truly thrilled with how both of my snowmen turned out. Even more than that, I’m thrilled that I didn’t let my fear keep me from trying a project that intimidated me. I hope that as we get further into 2020, you’ll tackle crafts that intimidate you too. After all, if you never try, then you fail by default.
At the start of the post, I did promise I’d tell you a little bit more about my embroidery hoop snowmen. These fellas are absolutely precious. I made a bunch in different sizes, and when I grouped them together, my mom commented on how it looked like a snowman family. Now I can’t unsee it!
1. Choose 2 embroidery hoops that look like a head and body when placed atop one another. Take them apart and paint the completed circles (the ones that don’t split) white.
2. Cut your lace to size and glue to your embroidery hoops.
3.Turn over the embroidery hoops so the glued side isn’t visible. Glue buttons to snowman’s head like a face. I recommend making the eyes larger buttons compared to the mouth buttons.
4. Attach a ribbon or fabric around the neck area to look like a scarf.
5. Once it’s all dry, loop it on a nail and hang it.
Of course, you can also add a hat if you want to, but I found the solid black contrasted the delicate lace too much on mine. However, it’s your snowman, so do what you want!
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