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DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial

In this post: A DIY Snowman Wreath tutorial that uses basic supplies you can find in any craft store. Easy to follow directions with pictures included!

diy snowman wreath with scarf and mittens

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DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial Supplies Needed

DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial supplies needed

The first step is to wire the wreaths together with the smallest wreath on top. One piece of wire securely attached will do the trick.

DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial assembly

When your three wreaths are wired tightly, start sticking your greenery in the wreaths. If you use a slight angle, like the spokes on a wheel, the greenery will turn around the wreath easier. If you are using a garland, just attach it in a few spots with wire.

DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial adding greenery

The picture below shows the snowman wreath after the wreaths are connected and the greenery is attached.

diy snowman wreath greenery

Now it’s time to dress this DIY snowman wreath. The ribbon embellishment needs to be rather wide so it looks like a scarf. A stiff ribbon between 3 and 4 inches wide works well. The chevron ribbon used for this project is no longer available. Click {HERE} for something similar. Another option is to actually use a real wool or flannel scarf. Can’t get much easier than that.

diy snowman wreath ribbon scarf

I made the mittens from one square of red felt. Click HERE FOR THE MITTEN TEMPLATE. Trace four mittens on the felt and cut out inside the black line. For the first mitten: Cut a small, rectangular piece of card stock and hot glue it to one mitten side. (You can skip this step if you want to. It just gives the mitten a little stiffness.) Hot glue the 2 mitten pattern pieces together with a thin bead of glue around the edge. Repeat for the second mitten.

DIY Snowman Wreath Tutorial mitten assembly

I have no shortage of sticks in my yard so I wandered outside and found two that sort of matched. I broke them off to about 10 inches long and stuck them into the sides of the middle wreath. No glue or wire used. The final and finishing touch was slipping the mittens on the sticks.

diy snowman wreath tutorial pin with text

If you don’t count the time it took to shop for the materials, this DIY snowman wreath, from start to finish, took about an hour. That even includes hunting for the sticks. The cost breakdown is $11 for three wreaths (they were half price,) $5 for the bolt of ribbon, and $.40 for the square of felt. I had the greenery in my stash so that was free. Total cost for me: under $20. 

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  1. I was looking for something new to try this year and the snowman wreath is perfect. Thank you for always having beautiful yet practical ideas for those of us who are “visual learners”!

  2. I love this and I’m in the middle of making it. How did you tie that ribbon? I love that look.

  3. Lisa Beggs says:

    Love this tutorial Ann! I just saw this wreath on Williams Sonoma last night and thought it was so cute! Darling finished product ~ I just hope I have the time before Christmas to make one!

  4. Love this, have put it on the craft-to-do list for sure, thanks. I was in Michael’s today and for $1.00 they had child’s small mittens, in red and a few other colors. In case someone needs a mitten short cut. (Me) Merry Christmas

  5. Pam Sudlow says:

    My daughter alerted me to your great website. We are going to attempt to make several of the wreath snowmen for Christmas presents this year! Can`t wait to get started. Thanks for the idea.

  6. “Necessity is the mother of invention”. Your darling version of the WS snowman wreath just goes to show that you can create a high end look with a little ingenuity.

  7. That is totally adorable! My daughter wants to try it :)

  8. Hi Ann, your snowman is absolutely adorable!! I enjoyed seeing your mini grain sack stockings over on Miss Mustard Seeds blog, I purchased some from you last year and I LOVE them!! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  9. I went out to Hobby Lobby on my lunch hour and picked up all the materials for about $15! I love it and am so glad I found your website. Thanks for the email this morning. This made my day!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you for taking the time to let me know Iris…have fun with the project!

  10. Your snowman wreath is so cute!!

  11. No offense to Williams Sonoma but your snowman wreath is way cuter. Maybe they should be checking YOU out for ideas! Great directions too. Thanks!

  12. Who did it better? Ann did! Your mittens are so much classier and finished. If Crafters need to be on the burlap wagon, maybe use that for a bow. Different greenery choices can work here which is nice. Even artificial. Using natural greenery outside? Mist occasionally for better longevity. Ferguson media coverage might provoke me move one or both arms just a smidge differently. You will get a super lot of Pins!

  13. Linda Powers says:

    Great instructions! Yours is Adorable!

  14. Your wreath is adorable! I make them using the green wreaths and children’s mittens, scarf and toboggan. tfs

  15. Sandi Weiler says:


    I love your web site and have already done several of your projects. One of my particular favorites was the Christmas lights, tree picture… I hung a set in my kitchen and made my daughter in law a set for her to hang. …. thank you for sharing…. just remember the reason for the season and share that as well.


  16. Debbie Lorson says:

    Absolutely adorable. I might make one for the front door after the hustle and bustle of Christmas. Like you, it can be used all winter, just not for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

  17. Wendi @ H2OBungalow says:

    Ann… Love your snowman project! Super cute & creative! Sharing on my FB page and pinning :) Happy Holidays!

  18. I love yours better than WS. I made one years ago but without the greenery or arms or scarf which we lovingly refer to as our “Florida Snowman” , the only kind of snowman we have way down here. I use our son’s black rubber wellies from when he was 2 yrs old for the legs and I cut a black felt top hot in half for his head. I really like yours so maybe I’ll add the arms and scarf this year. And apparently, that is what (creative/crafty) mothers are for since I get requests like that from my daughter too. ;-)

  19. I love this (and everything snowman related)!! You never cease to amaze me!!

  20. He’s adorable! I made one last year, and used a pair of striped over the knee socks tied together in the back, to make the scarf. He looked really cute! Can’t wait to see what you’ve got for us next! ;)

  21. C & G's Nana says:

    I think that your’s is more darling than Williams Sonoma! I think I’m going to add some battery powered clear little twinkle lights to put it outside. May your family have a blessed Christmas.

  22. Ricki Jill Treleaven says:

    What an AH-dorable craft! I love this, Ann.

  23. THIS is darling! Thanks for sharing this easy and economical idea.

  24. Yours is cuter! Love it!

  25. That is just the cutest snowman I’ve seen in a long time….I like the simplicity of the look..

  26. Toocutedobs says:

    I love it and I will make it! Thank you! I’ve been looking for an idea for a new wreath that made a statement. You are a clever gal :) I agree that your version looks so much better. The original was sort of wimpy.

  27. Adorable, just adorable! Because of our recent move to California from Oregon, I now have a gorgeous glass front door that I need to protect from heavy, wire wreath bases. This grapevine base is the perfect choice for adding thick felt stickers to the back.

  28. Ann, I tried clicking on the link to see the original and got a page not found message.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you Penny! I fixed the link…no idea what happened. lol.

  29. penny @ the comforts of home says:

    That is adorable! I love the “scarf” and mittens.

  30. Love wreaths and snowmen, so this is the perfect combination. Going to make this with my 2 granddaughters. Thanks for the tutorial!!

  31. debbiedoos says:

    OMG I wish I was your daughter lol! That is adorable. I love snowmen too!

  32. Ann,

    This is adorable! I clicked over to see the “original” and love your version more! Stay warm :)

  33. Anne-
    That is so cute.
    You always have the best ideas.
    Wishing you and your family a wonderful Christmas season.

  34. I love it!! This could be something I could do with my granddaughter, she loves doing crafts and for a 9 year old this would be perfect.

  35. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    So cute! I love him!

  36. Kathleen G says:

    Happy December Ann! The woodland Snowman is adorable! Perfect for winter decor. I just love your knock offs, Kathleen in Az

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Happy December to you too Kathleen…enjoy!

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