DIY Winter Wood and Yarn Snowflake Wreath. Celebrate winter with an easy yarn-wrapped wreath featuring a handmade giant snowflake!
DIY Winter Wood and Yarn Snowflake Wreath
I usually dread January and the cold weather. This year I decided to embrace the snow and celebrate the season with a snowflake theme! I created a Giant Farmhouse Wood Snowflake. I loved that project so much that I decided to continue the snowflake theme onto our porch!
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Wrapped Yarn Wreath
Covering a wreath form with yarn is an easy way to create a wreath. Yarn looks great for Winter with it’s fuzzy texture. For this wreath I used a loop yarn which gives the wreath a cozy, three-dimensional look which reminds me of a cozy blanket or pillow. It’s so soft!!
DIY Wood Snowflake
I decided to make a giant snowflake to hang over the top of the wreath. I love the way it turned out! To create the snowflake, I followed the directions that I used to create the DIY GIant Farmhouse Snowflake. The angles are the same as the giant snowflake. I made this snowflake smaller and used square pieces of crafting wood that I found at the craft store. These pieces are 36-inches long and I made my snowflake 12-inches wide!
Gluing the Snowflake Together
Over the process of creating the giant snowflake and this one, I experimented with some different methods of gluing the wood pieces together. I used wood glue, a crazy glue that is made for glue, E6000 and hot glue. The conclusion I found is that using hot glue is the easiest adhesive to use for this project. I ended up hot gluing both snowflakes and they have held up fine.
DIY Winter Wood and Yarn Snowflake Wreath Supplies
- Wreath form (I used a 16 inch wreath form)
- two packages of yarn
- Three 36-inch pieces of craft wood
- Three feet of ribbon
- Hot glue gun
Winter Wood and Yarn Wreath Directions
Wrap the Wreath Form
Hot glue one end of the yarn onto the back of the wreath form. Wrap each section of yarn close to the previous section until you have used the whole skein. Start the new skein by hot gluing the beginning the new skein onto the end of the first skein.
Make the Wood Snowflake
Cut one of the 36-inch pieces into THREE 12-inch pieces.
Leave one 12-inch piece of wood intact. Cut each of the other two 12-inch piece of wood in half.
Cut Second Piece
Take the second piece of wood and cut one end of each 6-piece at a 45-degree angle.
Cut Third Piece
Take the third piece of wood and cut one end of each piece into a point, making TWO cuts, each 22-degrees.
Cut Snowflake Ends
Take another 36-inch piece of wood and cut the ends of the snowflake arms. Each piece will be 4-inches long. Cut ONE end of each othe short pieces at a 45-degree angle.
Glue the Snowflake Together
Lay the snowflake pieces out into the desired shape. Use hot glue or another type of glue and attach all of the pieces together.
Lay the Snowflake On Top of The Wreath
Take a piece of 36-inch ribbon, wind it in the middle of the top of one of the snowflake arms and tie it around the wreath. Make a bow at the top.
Hang the Winter Wood and Snowflake Wreath
Hang up your wreath! YOu can hang it on your front door, on a wall, or a mantel. Celebrate Winter!
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What projects have you been working on this winter?
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