By General Crafts Contributor Michelle
Create this charming winter wonderland wreath, complete with tiny snow village, to spread holiday cheer this season!
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own wreath:
- One 9-inch white styrofoam wreath.
- A small roll of polyester quilt batting.
- 3/4″ wood blocks.
- Various colors of acrylic craft paint.
- White and/or green chenille stems.
- White cardstock.
- Ultra-fine iridescent glitter.
- Chunky white glitter and/or pearlized mica glitter.
- 1 1/2″ wide satin ribbon.
- White craft glue.
- Small detail paintbrush.
- Small flat paintbrush.
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks.
To begin, unroll your batting and cut a 4″ wide strip along the length of the longest edge. Glue the end of the batting strip to the wreath, and begin covering the wreath by winding the strip around the wreath, overlapping a bit as you wind, until the wreath is fully covered. Glue the end to secure.
To make your trees, roll one piece of white cardstock into a cone shape and tape to secure.
To form a tree, begin winding a chenille stem around the cone, starting at the point and working down. Keep your coils fairly tight and next to each other, rather than overlapping them. The trees will uncoil a bit when you remove them from the form, but you can squish and twist them a bit to get them back into shape, adding a dot or two of hot glue if needed to keep the coils in place, especially the loose end at the bottom of the tree. To make taller trees simply twist the chenille stems together end-to-end to form a longer stem, and then proceed as directed above.
I made both green and white trees, but ultimately chose to just go with just white ones for a more whimsical look. Alternately, you could use green trees and then add glitter “snow” to them if you want a more natural look to your winter scene.
For directions to make the tiny houses, please go to the “Teeny Tiny Snow Village” tutorial by clicking HERE. Once you have made your houses, arrange them and your trees along the bottom of your wreath. Glue into place with hot glue. Using your white glue (and a brush, if needed) add glue all around the bases of your houses, and all over the trees. While the glue is still wet, sprinkle with your chunky white or mica glitter. Let dry completely.
Using a piece of your ribbon, tie a bow and leave long tails. Place the tails on either side of the top of the wreath, and glue the ends together to form a loop, so the wreath is in the center. Now hang up your wreath and enjoy your miniature winter wonderland!