I know tomorrow is Thanksgiving, but I’ve had Christmas on my mind for the past few weeks! Our tree is up and decorated, and I’ve been working on lots of new projects to go with a fresh color scheme this year. I wanted to do something totally different from the red and black, rustic look from last year, so I’m going with a white, silver, and snow-filled looked, with pops of bright colors! One of my favorite projects so far is this super easy snowy wreath with miniature yarn trees:
To create the snow-like wreath base, I only used 2 items:
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I wrapped the entire wreath form tightly with the yarn, the only place I glued it was at the very end. I just used a small dot of hot glue to make sure the end of the yarn was securely in place. That’s it! It looks like freshly fallen snow. I love it!
Next up was making some miniature Christmas trees to add to the wreath. I have always loved the look of colored bottle brush trees, but the dying process just seems so messy! I wanted to see if I could make them with yarn instead, and I found this awesome tutorial from Fynes Designs. I used some of the yarn from my stash, copper wire from JoAnn Craft Store, a pair of needle nose pliers, and wire cutters to create my trees. I followed her tutorial, but instead of a drinking glass to wrap my yarn around, I used a bottle of craft paint so my trees would be a little smaller. (A helpful tip: For fuller looking trees, wrap the yarn 2-3 times around the bottle.)
I found these darling little birch wooden slices at JoAnn’s as well, and used these as my tree bases.
To create a small hole in the birch circles, I used my drill and a 3/32″ drill bit.
Then I trimmed the ends of the wire on each tree, added a small bead of hot glue into the hole, and inserted the tree into the base. What a cute little colorful forest!
I arranged my trees and decided I liked the solid color trees together the best…
I secured the trees in place inside the center of the wreath with hot glue. The black and white buffalo plaid ribbon is my favorite pattern right now, and I think it works perfectly with the bright colors of the yarn trees! What do you think?
If you like this wreath, check out some of our other simple Christmas DIY decor ideas: