Ah, Christmas wreath. I love you, I hate you. I love the simple festivity of your perfect form. I hate the jumbled mess that you can become in the wrong hands. I can’t quite make up my mind. Unless its a simple snowflake wreath made from the leftovers of last year’s Christmas projects. Then I quite dearly love you. You, who only took ten minutes to make. You, who cost me nothing. You, who dress up my windows and my gate. Thank you.
Double Layer Snowflake Wreath
Cost: $0-5, depending on what you have on hand
Time: 15 minutes
- 20-25 5″ snowflake ornaments (purchased at Wal-mart last year, have seen similar versions at Target)
- salad plate
- hot glue gun
- parchment paper or aluminum foil
- ribbon or wire to hang wreath
- Lay parchment paper, newspaper, or aluminum foil down on a flat surface. Heat up the glue gun, making sure not to lay gun directly on table.
- Place a small salad plate or bowl in the center of the paper.
- Arrange the snowflakes around the plate, making sure only the tips of each snowflake touch each other. Make sure that snowflakes are also directly touching plate to preserve circle shape.
- Place snowflakes in second layer covering the joint where the first layer of snowflakes meet.
- When snowflakes are properly placed, being gluing the second layer of snowflakes to the first layer.
- Let glue dry for a few minutes then pick up from paper. Check for any weak joints and glue as needed.
- When glue is completely dry, hang with ribbon or thread.