DIY Snowman Wreath

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!

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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

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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.

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Adding Embellishments

Now it’s time to dress this DIY snowman wreath!

The Scarf

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!

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The Mittens

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.

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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.

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Final Cost

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.

Happy Holidays!

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24 Comments

  1. Love the evergreen snow man! This would bring a smile to any passersbu pr giest cp,omg tp your house! So cute and easy to make. Thanks for sharing!!!

  2. 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”!

  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. 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.

  5. “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.

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

  7. 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!

  8. Your snowman wreath is so cute!!

  9. 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!

  10. Linda Powers says:

    Great instructions! Yours is Adorable!

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

  12. 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. ;-)

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

  14. 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! ;)

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

  16. Yours is cuter! Love it!

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

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. penny @ the comforts of home says:

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

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

  22. Ann,

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

  23. Lindsay Eidahl says:

    So cute! I love him!

  24. Kathleen G says:

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