DIY Light Up Snow Man Wreath + Video
Hey guys can you believe I am back with another DIY project and it’s another Christmas Wreath too. This one is extra special because not only it is a snowman but this one lights up! If you missed my other wreath make sure you go and check out my DIY Christmas Advent Wreath which I posted last week.
When I put this Light Up Snow Man Wreath on the front door to photograph the kids eyes lit up in awe when I turned it on. Their reaction alone was worth creating this wreath. I know they will want to turn it on a million times a day but in the spirit of Christmas I will grin and bear it. Ha. This wreath is another really easy project to put together and doesn’t require any technical know how to make it. I’m all about quick, simple and easy these days so I can guarantee you don’t need a million hours to put it together. Just a quiet afternoon or an noisy one with clambering kids. Depends on what stage of life you are in. So let me show you how to make your very own DIY Light Up Snow Man Wreath. (P.s If you want to see the short version of this project check out the video in the post below)
Be sure to take a second and check out my nifty video tutorial above if you need a little helping hand along the way in creating your DIY Light Up Snow Man Wreath!
Paint Wreaths: Place the wreaths in a protected and well-ventilated area and paint with the White Gloss spray paint. Leave it dry for an hour before proceeding with a second and third coat if necessary. Making sure to paint each side of the wreath. Let it dry for 4 hours or until completely dry.
Construct: Heat the Hot Glue Gun and proceed to glue the small wreath to the large wreath to create the body of the snow man. Don’t be afraid to use a bit of glue for this as it does seep a little bit in between the cracks of the wreath. Hold the two wreaths together until the glue has dried and flip over and add more glue to the back.
Attach Lights: Wrap one of the light sets around the small wreath making sure that battery box is placed at the top slightly to the right. Using the Hot Glue Gun glue the battery box into place. Repeat this process with the second set of lights around the large wreath. Make sure the battery box finishes near the middle of the body on the left-hand side. Hot glue into place.
Adding Accessories: Trace out the body of a Top Hat (link to download the hat PDF below) followed by a thin rectangle for the brim of the hat from the black cardboard. Glue the two pieces together and glue onto the wreath to cover the first battery pack.
Carefully tie the red satin ribbon around the neck of the snowman and cut the ends of the ribbon on an angle.
Finishing Touches: Carefully arrange the Faux Christmas Foliage over the top of the second battery pack and glue so that it attaches to the wreath and covers it entirely. Add pieces of the foliage on the bottom right hand side of the wreath. Add batteries to the lights and turn on. Hang in pride of place on your front door.
I’m super happy with how it turned out and cannot wait to properly put it in it’s place of honour on our front door. I really need to get the Christmas Tree up because the weekends left in November are slowly dwindling and I really want to enjoy the tree because dang it takes some time to put up. Especially when three little helpers want to give you a hand in decorating it! Anway I would love to see your creations if you get round to making a DIY Light Up Snow Man Wreath. Tag me over on Instagram or Facebook with your creations!