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Wooden Snowflake Christmas Wreath: a non traditional Christmas wreath with pops of color, glitter and greenery! Mix and match the colors for any Christmas decor.
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I have a decorating problem. I like too many different styles of decorating. The rustic feel of some primitive homes, the crisp and clean feel of modern homes and the splash of colors in a cottage chic home are all styles I really like! I haven’t quite figured out how to put all of those styles together but one of these days I might. 🙂 Every year, when I decorate for Christmas I run into the same problems. I really enjoy the traditional reds and greens but also swoon over the splashes of pink and turquoise. For my November Plaid Creators challenge we were asked to think outside of the box when creating a Christmas wreath. The love of non-traditional splashes of colors won with this wooden snowflake Christmas wreath and I couldn’t be happier with the results.
Supplies for Wooden Snowflake Christmas Wreath:
- Craft Paint, I love both FolkArt ® Paint and the Martha Stewart Paint.
- Small wooden disks/circles
- FolkArt Painting Brushes
- Martha Stewart Crafts ® Holiday Icons Laser-Cut Stencils
- FolkArt ® Stencil Brush
- Wooden Letters, optional
- Embroidery Hoop
- Hot Glue Gun and Sticks
- Mod Podge, Sparkle, optional
First I decided what colors I wanted to use. I picked a classic green and red color and added some non-traditional colors that complimented each other.
One by one I added small strokes of paint to my wooden disks. I let the paint dry a bit between colors and kept adding colors until my disk was completed painted. I love the way all the colors blend together and it really added a fun pop to the wreath.
For my remaining wooden circles I painted on a solid color and let it dry. I used the Martha Stewart Crafts ® Holiday Icons Laser-Cut Stencils and a FolkArt ® Stencil Brush to paint on a snowflake in the middle of the disk.
I chose the FolkArt Medium Gray paint for my snowflakes but a pretty bright white would work great too!
Aren’t these colors so fun together! Once the snowflake was dry I added a top coat of Mod Podge in the Sparkle finish. You could also use extreme glitter, gloss or even matte. You don’t have to use Mod Podge at all but I do love the Christmasy feel the sparkle finish adds to the wreath.
I painted my “JOY” letters a medium gray and topped with a light to medium coat of white. Once all the wood pieces were dry I began using my hot glue gun to attach the letters and wooden circles to my embroidery hoop. You could also use a stronger glue such as a wood glue or E6000 but I plan on keeping my wreath indoors and didn’t think it was necessary.
Once I had all my pieces in place and glued down, I wrapped some pretty sparkly greenery around the embroidery hoop. Lastly I hung my wreath with a sparkly white ribbon that matched my “JOY” words.
I love how the sunlight bounces off the sparkles. This wooden snowflake Christmas wreath is such a fun statement piece and is great all winter long!
I found all my materials at my local Michaels Craft Store. I really hope you will try this wreath. It took less than 2 hours to make and is actually pretty affordable. You can easily swap out the pinks and turquoise for more traditional colors. I think a black, white and red version with a plaid ribbon would be another fun way to make this wreath!
Make sure you check out the other Plaid Creators wreaths!