Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Glitter Snowflake Wreath (Leftover Ornaments)

When I saw packs of delightfully shiny and glittery snowflake ornaments on sale at Target for 90% off, I knew I had to stock up. They were the star of today's project, a Glitter Snowflake Wreath! Yesterday, I showed you how to make a free wreath form. Today, I'll show you how I made my new winter wreath.


Here's what you need to get started:

Close-up of the beautiful glitter...can you tell I like shiny things? (I'm really a raccoon)


  • Flat wreath form (learn how to make your own here)
  • Hot glue gun
  • Scissors
  • Glitter Snowflake Ornaments (got mine at Target, but I've seen similar ones elsewhere)
  • Coordinating Ribbon

This is how I put my wreath together:

1. Measure and cut your ribbon for the correct length for your door and loop it through the form. Place a strip of hot glue on top of the wreath form.
2. Fold the ribbon over the hot glue and press to secure (It's okay if it bleeds through. You'll be covering it up)


3. Lay out one layer of snowflakes to fit your form, fitting them in like a puzzle.
4. Hot glue the snowflakes down, one by one. Start with the snowflake on top that goes over the ribbon.

5. Repeat the same steps with your second color layer.
6. Add your third color layer. There's no right or wrong number of snowflakes. I just added them until I liked the way it looked!

*If you have a metal door like I do, you can follow my tutorial on how to hang a wreath on a metal door with ribbon!

A few beauty shots?

I still have bunches of the ornaments left to decorate our girlie tree with next Christmas. You can't beat $0.10 a pack! This wreath will grace our front door for another week or so until I haul the Valentine's Day stuff out of the attic. Despite the lack of snow around here, I'm still in a wintery cozy mood. Bring on the snowflakes!

How do you decorate your front door after Christmas?


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23 comments:

  1. Very fun! I'm always stocking up at those 90% off sales! This year I found some glittery snowflake picks at JoAnn's. I think I'm going to stick them in a wreath.

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  2. OOOH! So pretty. i left the Christmas wreath up that i had, mainly because it was just winter-y to me - white poinsettias and greenery. But I may change it up and switch the poinsettias out for pine cones. I'm just not ready to embrace Valentine's Day yet...

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  3. Oh my goodness! I love this, its so festive & cute! I actually have a bunch of those snowflakes from target in silver, white & green that I never used this year, that might be a fun project to try. :-) Thanks for sharing!

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  4. It's beautiful Amanda! My 5 year old came in while I was reading and looked over my shoulder, then whispered, "I really like that".

    I totally agree with her!

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  5. It's beautiful Amanda! My 5 year old came in while I was reading and looked over my shoulder, then whispered, "I really like that".

    I totally agree with her!

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  6. Amanda that is too cute! I love after holiday clearance stuff! I had so much from last year that I didn't even look this year:) I wish I could get into the wintery mood, but we are having summer weather right now so no snowflakes at my house!

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  7. I LOVE this idea! I got lots of those snowfalke ornaments on clearance last year. And I also have some that are broken because of my kids loving on them...you know. So I am going to even use my broken ones to fill in areas where they will not show! Thanks!

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  8. This is GORGEOUS! Now I'm hoping to find those leftover snowflake ornaments next time I go out..great idea!

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  9. What fun! I'll bet your girls love this--all sparkly and pretty. And of course it shows up really well on your white front door. :)

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  10. Sooo pretty!!

    I do not live near a Target, but will have the chance to go to one this weekend. I am guessing I am too late for the 90% off for this year. Does anyone know if they still have anything left?

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  11. This is so pretty! I bought those same ornaments at Target but mine were only 50% off...dang it, shoulda waited a couple more days!

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  12. I'm digging the colors. Love that bright, girlie wreath. And I"m excited to see your girlie tree next year. =) Sparkles are always a good start.

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  13. Such a cute wreath and for a great deal. I need to start looking in the clearance bin more often.

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  14. SO beautiful!! :) I think I must be a raccoon too. I love all things sparkly!

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  15. This is a perfect winter wreath. It's tought to come up with something to use between Christmas and Valentine's Day. I'll bet that this really sparkles and looks great from the street.

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  16. You are awesome! 90% off AND a diy wreath form?? Love :)

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  17. I love it! I made a very similar one for Christmas (http://www.newcombhome.blogspot.com/2011/12/how-to-make-snowflake-wreath.html) but I love how colorful yours is! And a free wreath form? Nice work Amanda!

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  18. FUN! I bought those ornaments but not at 90% off. Mine were on sale but not to that degree- oh well. Cute idea, Amanda.

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  19. my door still has my christmas wreath on it-needs to come down as it's starting to shed every time we open the door! love your wreath-great idea for those snowflakes-i'll have to keep my eye open next year! thanks for the great idea for a free wreath form too!!

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  20. How cute! I used these same snowflakes for my snowflake garland!

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  21. What a beautiful snowflake wreath! I made a simple white and blue one but now I'm tempted to rip my snowflakes off and spray paint them fun colors! thanks for sharing! :)

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  22. Ohh I love it. Who can resist glitter and 90% off?

    I did a similar post-Christmas wreath on my door with dollar store snowflakes. They had a bunch there too.

    Great color combination :-)

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