Here’s how my DIY Snowman Yarn Wreath came to be. I had an idea to create a miniature scene nestled in a wreath, and settled on a mini snowman in a snowy forest. I’ve been crafting a lot with yarn, so I decided that my cozy snowman scene would be at home in a yarn wreath. I needed a deep wreath to build my scene, and the 2″ thick wreath was perfect. Once I had these details decided, my Snowman Yarn Wreath came together fast. I really love this wreath, and I hope you do, too!
To make a Snowman Yarn Wreath, you’ll need:
- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam:
- 14” x 2” wreath
- One each 1-1/2”, 2” and 2-1/2” balls
- Various white and cream – I used six different kinds
- Bright pink, green and blue
- Wired twine
- Acrylic craft paint in orange
- Seed beads in black, seven (eyes & mouth)
- Fleece, small scrap
- Bottlebrush trees, two green and one pink
- Crystal glitter
- Powdered blush
- Mod Podge
- Thick, white craft glue
- Tools needed: Scissors; straight pins; toothpicks; paintbrush; permanent marker in black
To make a Snowman Yarn Wreath:
1. Divide the wreath into 12 equal section, and mark the sections with pins.
2. Wrap each section in a white or cream yarn, leaving a small portion unwrapped between each section. Overwrap the yarn as needed to cover.
3. Fill in the open portions between each section with the bright yarns.
4. Build the snowman:
- Twist together the three balls, forming a tight fit.
- Cut a toothpick in half, and pick and glue the balls together.
- Insert a toothpick in the bottom of the snowman and use it as a handle.
- Brush Mod Podge on the snowman, and while wet, sprinkle with crystal glitter. Let dry.
- Tie a small scrap of 5/8” wide fleece around snowman’s neck. Fringe the ends of the scarf.
5. Make snowman’s face:
- Paint the tip of a toothpick orange. When dry, break off tip, dip end in glue and insert in snowman’s face for nose.
- Lightly press two beads into face for eyes. Remove, add a dab of glue, and place eyes back in indentations.
- Thread seed beads onto straight pins and pin on for snowman’s smile. Color heads of pins with a black, permanent marker.
- Lightly blush cheeks.
6. For each arm, fold an 8” length of wired twine in half, and form a Y at the fold for hands. Twist twine together. Insert and glue arms in each side of snowman’s body.
7. Pick and glue snowman into the cradle of the wreath. Remove the two green, bottlebrush trees from their wood stands, and pick and glue the trees next to the snowman. Glue the small pink bottlebrush tree into the snowman’s hands.
There’s more to this story . . . I talked with Debra Quartermain about adding to this little scene, and she made one of her irresistible snowmen to coordinate with the wreath. Debra will share her snowman later this week! I’ll see you then!