If your door is looking bare after the holidays, create a DIY Snowy Winter Wreath made with frosted greenery, white branches, Styrofoam snowballs, and mini pinecones.
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If you think about it, we’ve spent the past few months in complete and total decorating mode! I’ve switched the wreath on our front door four times – fall, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas.
Now, we’ve reached that strange period after the holidays where the house is put back to normal, the decorations are packed away for another year, and things feel a bit, well, boring.
You can leave your front door bare, find a simple welcome sign to hang, or you can embrace the winter season and create a snowy winter wreath!
I have a couple wreaths that could pass as winter wreaths. But both of those wreaths have a touch of red in them, which immediately makes me think of Christmas. So I wanted to make a wreath that really stood out as a winter wreath and less like a holiday wreath.
How to Make a DIY Snowy Winter Wreath
This wreath is filled with winter whites and glistening touches. It’s created with frosted artificial greenery, white branches, mini pinecones, and glistening snowballs made out of Styrofoam balls, Epsom salt, and glitter.
Before we put our wreath together, we have to create our snowballs. I stuck 6 Styrofoam balls onto toothpicks to make things easier. Then, I brushed them with Mod Podge and coated them with an Epsom salt and glitter mixture.
While my snowballs dried, I started to plan out my wreath. I positioned the picks and stems around the wreath. Make sure that all of your stems and leaves are placed in the same direction so it looks natural. Then, I hot glued everything in place.
Next, I added my white branches. I found tall white branches at the grocery store (of all places!) and cut them down to fit my wreath. Then, I hot glued them in place.
My snowballs were dry to the touch at this point, so I positioned them around the wreath. Then, I hot glued them in place. I used a bit of extra glue to really hold them in place.
Last, I hot glued mini pinecones around the wreath. Once those were in place, I used any leftover greenery I had to fill in any noticeable gaps. Then, I let everything dry completely before hanging the wreath on our front door.
- 18″ grapevine wreath
- 1 1/2″ Styrofoam balls
- 1 cup Epsom salt
- 1/4-1/2 cup iridescent glitter
- Paint brush or foam brush
- Mod Podge
- Snowy pine picks
- Frosted glitter leaf stem
- Frosted lamb’s ear stem
- White branches
- Mini pinecones
- Hot glue gun + glue sticks
- Optional: toothpicks
- Start by making the Styrofoam snowballs. Mix the Epsom salt and glitter in a small bowl. Then, add toothpicks to the Styrofoam balls, if desired.
- Brush Mod Podge onto the Styrofoam balls and coat them in the Epsom salt and glitter mixture. Set them aside to dry.
- While the Styrofoam snowballs dry, start planning out the wreath. Once the greenery is positioned, heat a hot glue gun and glue everything in place.
- Trim the white branches, if necessary, and position them around the wreath. Then, glue them into place.
- Once the snowballs are dry, position them around the wreath and glue them into place.
- Add the pinecones to the wreath and glue them into place.
- Fill any gaps with any leftover greenery you may have. Glue it into place and allow the glue to dry completely.
- Once everything is dry and in place, hang the wreath on your door.
Since a lot of seasonal winter and Christmas items are already gone from stores, here’s how you easily create some of the other items needed to make this wreath:
- If you can’t find snowy pine picks, you can use white paint to apply a snowy look to plain pine picks.
- If you can’t find frosted lamb’s ear, you can use Mod Podge or glue to apply iridescent glitter to the tips of artificial lamb’s ear stems.
- If you can’t find white branches, you can take natural branches and spray paint them white.
This might be one of my favorite wreaths that I’ve ever made (and I’ve made a lot of wreaths)! It definitely encompasses that total winter feel in such a natural, beautiful way! This wreath will be hanging on our door from now until springtime!
Did you make this DIY Snowy Winter Wreath project? Share it on social media using the hashtag #livinglavidadiy. Don’t forget to tag me @lavidaholoka!
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