mercredi 28 novembre 2012

DIY - Lighted Paper Snowflake Wreath

We figured we would end with a treat as Laura has not only one but two projects to share today. The first is an incredibly gorgeous Lighted Paper Snowflake Wreath. It's a winter wonderland all in itself created with delicate snowflakes and cones made of all from paper. Laura is also sharing super cool Mason Jar Snow Globes as well. Please welcome our final guest in this series, Laura.

I am thrilled to be finishing off the Handmade Holidays featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam series here at Under The Table and Dreaming. Last, but not least... right? Seriously though, there have been some AMAZING project this week.

Today I want to share with you my winter wonderland wreath.


You are going to need:

A STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam wreath (I used an 18" wreath because I wanted it big, but that size was a beast, so you may want to use a 12" wreath, it goes a lot faster.)

A pack of white card stock (about 50 sheets)

A 3" scalloped circle paper punch

Cut out paper snowflakes (I used my silhouette to cut them out)

A small strand of white Christmas lights

berry sprigs

2 packs of dollar store snow flakes

little pine cones

glitter blast diamond dust spray paint

glue gun and glue
Wrap your Christmas lights around the wreath. Easy enough so far. You may notice the computer in the back ground. Yes, this is a watch a move while you do it kind of project. Also you will see I pressed the plugie-ine end of the lights into the wreath so it is all nice a tucked away. If you are planning on hanging this somewhere where it will not be easy to plug it in you may want to get those battery powered lights.

Before it is too covered in paper tie a ribbon or whatever you are planning to hang it with on the top.
Next I attached the snowflakes to the lights. I cut them down the middle and them glued the two open sides together so it kinda makes a cone shape. Oh and I would like to point out that you do not need to worry about the lights catching the paper on fire. Paper burns at 451 degrees and little Christmas lights will not get anywhere near that hot.
Next I glitter blasted the pine cones and glued them on around the wreath. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this part, but I have faith that you guys can do it with out them.

Next make your cones.


You are going to need A LOT of cones. Like 300+ cones. I like to make some skinny and some fat and some short and some long. So just make all kinds. Also I make the cones as I go, but you can make 300 first and put them on. Just put a dab of glue on the point and press it into the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.
I also glued on plastic and paper snow flakes as I go. I laid some right on top of the wreath and then I broke a few and stuck them in.

keep going until the whole thing is covered.

And you are done. YAY!
Hang it on the door.
or inside.
I love wreaths as part of a Christmas vignette.

I also used STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to make the mason jar snow globes.

They are super easy.

When I thought of the snow globes I totally thought I was being so original and then low and behold Anthropologie totally stole my idea. But mine are better than theirs because mine are on the cute little stands and mine were $18 for 5 and theirs were $18- $30 EACH. Okay, get yourself some jars. (they are like .25 at thrift stores.) I also used a baby food jar. It is so cute. To make the bases just get little wood disks and candle stick things. Glue them together and to the top of the jar lids, then spray them white. I got the trees at the dollar store. Cut a STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball to put the trees on inside the jars. Glue the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam disk to the base and the tree to the disk. To make the snow I used a little iridescent snowflakes for a craft store mixed with snow I made by rubbing two pieces of foam together. Put a little snow in the jar screw it on the the base, shake it around and you have snow globes.
I just love them.

Thank you so much for the chance to share with all of you today.


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