Friday, January 6, 2012

Snowflake Wreath

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Saw this on pinterest and just knew I had to make one for myself.   Shout out to the Ballard Bunch  for making such a cute wreath and for giving me something that I could copy so easy:)  And I will take a bow for actually making something that I pinned:)

Here is my finished product...

Please ignore the fact that it is crooked...Just wanted it to have its own personality:)
And here is a step by step on how to make this cute snowflake.  And at the end I give you different patterns you could do to make your own snowflake. 

First you need to gather your supplies. 
Giant Popsicle sticks
Hot glue
White paint
round shapes (I used bottle caps and round shaped brads but you could really use anything...Ballard Bunch used wooden discs)
ribbon or tulle
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After gathering my supplies I took my sticks and glued 5 sticks together vertically.  I did this 3 different times.

And yes the picture only shows 4 sticks in each set.  Decided last minute to add another stick.  But you get the idea.


I then laid my sticks out and created my snowflake to get an idea of my pattern.  I wanted to make sure I got my angles just right.




Once I figured out my pattern I removed all the sticks except the 3 long sets I glued.  I then glued those sections together (making an X first then gluing the last strip down the center).  Make sure your angles are at least 45 degrees.  Preferably you want them bigger so get them as big as you can.  I figure mine were 60 to 70 degree but the last time I used a protractor was in 10th grade geometry:)


Next I glue the inside star together.  Again I lay the sticks out to make sure I get my angles just right and get the right look.  Once I get my desired look I just leave the sticks in place and glue them one at a time. 


Once my inside star is all glued together I then begin my last round of sticks.  When I glue the last round I make sure to keep the angles the same.


Next I spray painted the whole thing white.  You could take a foam brush and paint it that way but I didn't have a brush so I opted to spray paint it. 
And yes I live in Northern Utah and I sprayed painted this outside in short sleeves and flip flops.  And notice the only snow you see is the snowflake I made:)  Loving this winter so far. 


Once the paint is dry you will then add your round shapes to the snowflake.  Since I live about an hour away from a Michael's or Roberts or Hobby Lobby I didn't have time to go get circle wooden discs so that's why I went with the bottle caps and brads.  But like I said earlier you can be creative and choose whatever you want.  I also added little crystals to some of the ends.  Once you have bedazzled your snowflake you then take some ribbon or tulle and tie it onto the snowflake. 



And here is the finished product.  I think hanging these on dark colored doors make them look that much cuter. 



And in case you don't like the pattern here is a collage of more snowflakes you could make.  As I was looking at my snowflake this morning I was thinking about making some more smaller ones for my kids windows.  I just happened to look down and noticed that I was wearing snowflake jammie bottoms.  The more I looked the more I noticed that there were some cute patterns that I could use for future snowflakes.  I made the top one with the regular sized Popsicle sticks.  That's as far as I got otherwise I would of had a better picture of it. 


Happy snowflaking!!!  Maybe now that I have a snowflake on my door it will finally snow here in Utah.  Again I am 100% fine that it is 50 degrees here as are my kids who played outside in the dirt, but my husband is panicking and worrying about a drought already. 


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18 comments:

Anita Stafford said...

This is so pretty and creative! You did a great job, thanks for the tutorial!

Camille said...

We live in Northern Utah too! Isn't this weather crazy?! I am loving the snowflake. It's so cute! I am so proud that you made something you pinned! :)
Camille
SixSistersStuff

Liesl said...

Tenille that turned out so cute!! If your feeling like you want to make some more my door would love one;)

Tricia said...

Very cute! And I have a black front door...perfect!

makingitfeellikehome.blogspot.com

Heidi said...

Way cute!! I think Utah homes have such pretty doors!! The dark door definitely makes it stand out and look so much cuter than it already is!! Good job!!

tiffunny said...

Yes your front porch is perfect for that snowflake. It looks great! And congrats on making something you pinned. I think it turned out really cute and think i need one of these someday!

Erin~Just*Grand said...

Love this "wreath"! Thanks for sharing it. I may try one...
I have been looking for a wintery wreath even though it was 54* and sunny here in Chicagoland today! I am your newest follower!

Rachel {BubblyNatureCreations.com} said...

I had no idea that was Popsicle sticks!!! So cute!!! I have a project party every weekend if you want to join here.. http://www.bubblynaturecreations.com/2012/01/vanilla-bean-iced-coffee-and-project.html
Have a great day!
-Rachel

Jen said...

I love this! Plus, you have a gorgeous front door! I'd be thrilled if you came and shared your great project at the Head to Head Showdown, going on right now at www.icantstopcrafting.blogspot.com ~Jen

Angie Ramirez said...

That is awesome!! ;)

I’m stopping by from TT & J… and would LOVE for you to come by and link this up at my “Create and Inspire” Party!

http://www.littleinspiration.com/2012/01/create-and-inspire-party-and.html

I am now following and looking forward for more of your awesome posts!

Thanks,
Angie from A Little Inspiration

Amanda Jones said...

What a fun snowflake! I can't believe you used popsicle sticks to make it - awesome! I am stopping by from TT&J -

Amanda
everycreativeendeavor.com

✿ⒹⒺⒺ✿@ A Lapin Life said...

Now that's a snowflake! I love it on your front door.

Dee

Amber said...

So cute!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

WOW!! I am SO impressed that this was made with popsicile sticks! At first glance, I thought it was vinyl on your door. Perfectly lovely for winter! Thanks so much for sharing at Oopsey Daisy!

April said...

I love this idea!!

Patti said...

That's what I call a snowflake. LOVE IT! I'm making one tomorrow. Thanks

Heidi said...

So cute! I think you're right about the dark door comment, unfortunately our new door came in the late fall and so I can't paint it until spring comes around....it's cream, bleck! I'm your newest follower! If you have a moment I'd love it if you visited me at AllThatBringsJoy.blogspot.com :)

Kara said...

I've seen variations of this before, but yours is my favorite! Love how it pops against the black door. So pretty! I am featuring it today at Creations by Kara. :)
http://www.creationsbykara.com/2012/01/look-what-i-made-link-party-1-18-2011.html

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