How adorable is this snowman made out of grape vine wreaths! This idea has been around for awhile, but he is so simple to make and fun to add your own personal touches too! He can hang from your front door or hang him inside. Even quicker, make him out of green wreaths.
- 1 18″ grape vine wreath
- 2 12″ grape vine wreaths
- Foam black hat
- Red felt 56” long by 8” wide ( about 1/4 yard)
- 2 Bells 1 1/2″
- 1 Bell 1″
- 1 1/2″ Red ribbon for hat about 14” long
- 3/8” Silver ribbon (about 1 yard)
- Black wire or black pipe cleaner
- 3 white pipe cleaners or wire
- 1 red pipe cleaner
- 2 silver plastic 2 1/2″ ornaments for “buttons”
- 1 can White spray paint
- Optional: bird for top of hat, 4 snowflake picks, holy pick for side of hat
The first and second wreaths are both 12″ in size, however I did look through all the wreaths to find one smaller than the other!!
Start by spray painting white all 3 wreaths. You can leave them natural or even use green wreaths, it’s all about the look you want. While the wreaths are drying, cut the foam black hat in half. I found this hat at Michaels ($3.99 without coupon).
Once the paint is dry, lay out the smaller 12″, the other 12” and then the 18” wreath, with white pipe cleaners attach them together (12″, 12″ 18″). With a black pipe cleaner or wire, attach the hat to the top of the wreath. The wire or pipe cleaner easily pushes through the foam hat, and around the wreath.
With a white pipe cleaner or wire make a hanger, under the hat on the wreath, this will give a hanger for a door hook or nail. Wrap ribbon around the hat and add a holy pick.
At this point I think it is easier to work on him hanging up, slide him on a door hang! Add the bird to the top of the hat.
For the scarf I’m using red felt, but if I had a holiday scarf I would have used it! Cut the felt 56″ long (longer if you like) by 8″ wide, cut “fringe” on each end. Lay out the scarf and fold over each side, this way you will not see any raw edges! Now wrap scarf around the snowman and just loop it on, it’s too thick to make a full knot!
String all 3 bells onto a red pipe cleaner, then wrap bells around scarf and tie onto wreath, keeping the scarf and bells in place.
Slide plastic (silver) ornament onto 3/8” silver ribbon, slide one end of the ribbon through wreath, tie ends in a bow and let the ornament hang down. Tie ornament/ribbon on the other wreath…how cut are the snowman buttons!!
Add a few snowflake picks.
The wreaths were about $4.88 each (without a coupon!!), 1/4 of a yard of red felt $1, foam hat $3.99 (without a coupon), bells $1, holiday picks (4 snowflakes, 1 bird, 1 holy) on sale $2.50 and spray paint from Home Depot under $2, I had the ribbon and pipe cleaners! Using coupons with Snowman cost under $15.00.
[…] This cute snowman is just three different size grapevine wreaths spray painted white! You don’t even have to paint the wreaths for a more natural look or you can wrap the wreaths in burlap (can’t find the original source of this photo but here’s a tutorial for a similar one @ Crafting Mom) […]