Make this snowman wreath, display it on your door at Christmas, and keep it up all through the winter months. This snowman door decoration is so simple + cute!
Finding inspiration for unique front door decorations can be difficult. I look around on retail sites, craft supply sites, and Instagram. My daughter found this Mr. Snowman holiday wreath online, but we knew we could make it for much less money. Our handmade wreath isn’t exactly the same, but we think it turned out pretty cute, and it definitely adds holiday spirit!
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Grapevine Snowman Wreath Supplies Needed
- 8 inch grapevine wreath
- 10 inch grapevine wreath
- 14 inch grapevine wreath
- Floral wire
- Greenery – narrow garland, picks, or stems. Try to use what you have on hand.
- 4 inch wide ribbon: gingham, red burlap, buffalo check.
- red felt
- 2 sticks from your yard
How to Assemble
Wire the wreaths together with the smallest wreath on top. One piece of wire securely attached will do the trick. (No hot glue gun needed!) Another option for connecting the wreaths is to use zip ties.
When your three wreaths are wired tightly, start sticking your greenery in the wreaths. It’s fine if your greenery includes berries or holly…that’s added color! Use a slight angle, like the spokes on a wheel, and the greenery will turn around the wreath easier. If you are using a garland, attach it in a few spots with wire. The picture below shows the wreaths connected and the greenery attached.
Now it’s time to dress this DIY snowman wreath!
The ribbon embellishment needs to be 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, but I listed other choices in the supplies list. You can attach the scarf like pictured below, or you can tie a bow. Another option is to actually use a real wool or flannel colorful scarf. Can’t get much easier than that!
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 tracing line.
Cut 2 small, rectangular pieces of card stock, and hot glue them to 2 mitten pieces. See image below. (You can skip this step, but it gives the mittens stiffness so they don’t flop on the sticks.) Using hot glue, assemble the 2 mittens, making sure the card stock is inside the mitten.
Find 2 sticks or twigs that match (sort of) and break them so they are about 10 inches long. Place them into the sides of the middle wreath, pointing up. Slide the mittens on the sticks. Using a Command hook, or wreath hanger, place this cute snowman on your door.
The key to keeping the cost down for this snowman wreath is using items you already have. I had all the greenery, so my only purchases were the wreaths, ribbon, and felt. My snowman door decoration came in under $20.00. Shop around for wreaths, use coupons, and watch for sales.