Let it Snow!
We rarely have a white Christmas around here.
Snow on the west coast generally consists of a bare skiff of wet, soggy flakes that wash away into a mucky, muddy mess within a day or two from the pouring rain that follows it.
How lovely it would be to have a few inches of fresh, white, powdery snow over our lawn in time for Christmas.
Just enough to make everything pretty without making driving difficult.
That’s the dream, right?!
And this year for our Christmas decor, I’m focusing on a creating a cozy but chic cabin/cottage feel with lots of plaids; buffalo check; wood; natural textures; pine boughs; and rustic touches.
I can’t wait to share more of it with you!
But for now… this simple and thrifty DIY Holiday wreath idea is an easy way to add a cute and cheery feel to your Christmas decor this season.
This month’s Make it Fun FloraCraft challenge was to create a project out of the Make it Fun Holiday E-Book with our own twist.
There are all kinds of super cute ideas in here; so it was difficult to decide which one to focus on. But I decided to recreate the “Let it Snow” wreath in my own style.
To make this Let it Snow Holiday Wreath, I used…
18″ FloraCraft Make it Fun Foam Wreath Form
Plaid fabric strips (you could probably also use a plaid ribbon)
White Yarn- Baby Braid Fringe Yarn
Bottle Brush Trees
Wood Slice Rounds
Black Sharpie Marker
Hot Glue Gun
To start, I cut my plaid fabric into strips long enough to fully wrap around the wreath. You could also use a plaid ribbon for this part.
I then layered the fabric strips over the wreath, attaching them with straight pins in the back.
I covered about 2/3 of the wreath in the plaid fabric; and then wrapped the bottom third with the white fringe yarn. I love how the texture of it gives the feel of snow. I was able to tie the yarn to itself around the back to hold it in place.
I glued on the bottle brush trees…. and wrote “Let it Snow” using a black sharpie and some hand lettering on my wood slices (we cut ours ourselves but you can purchase them at craft stores).
I love it. Bottle brush trees and all. And it works really well with the cabin chic feel of our Christmas decor this year. I can’t wait to share more of that with you soon!
Think you might want to give it a try?
And if you are looking for some more adorable Christmas Craft ideas; check out the Free Make it Fun Holiday E-book .
And I have a whole gallery of fun Christmas Projects for you to check out!
Disclosure: I’m part of the FloraCraft Make it Fun Team so I collaborate with them each month to create a fun project using their materials. All opinions are 100% my own.