Lighted Paper Snowflake Wreath & Mason Jar Snow Globes featuring Laura from Corner House {Handmade Holidays Project No. 25}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.


I am pleased to welcome our twenty-fifth guest,
Laura from Corner House


We figured we would end with a treat as Laura has not only one but two projects to share today. The first is an incredibly gorgeous Lighted Paper Snowflake Wreath. It’s a winter wonderland all in itself created with delicate snowflakes and cones made of all from paper. Laura is also sharing super cool Mason Jar Snow Globes as well. Please welcome our final guest in this series, Laura.

I am thrilled to be finishing off the Handmade Holidays featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam series here at Under The Table and Dreaming. Last, but not least… right? Seriously though, there have been some AMAZING project this week.

Today I want to share with you my winter wonderland wreath.

Shall we make one?

You are going to need:

A STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam wreath (I used an 18″ wreath because I wanted it big, but that size was a beast, so you may want to use a 12″ wreath, it goes a lot faster.)

A pack of white card stock (about 50 sheets)

A 3″ scalloped circle paper punch

Cut out paper snowflakes (I used my silhouette to cut them out)

A small strand of white Christmas lights

berry sprigs

2 packs of dollar store snow flakes

little pine cones

glitter blast diamond dust spray paint

glue gun and glue

Wrap your Christmas lights around the wreath. Easy enough so far. You may notice the computer in the back ground. Yes, this is a watch a move while you do it kind of project. Also you will see I pressed the plugie-ine end of the lights into the wreath so it is all nice a tucked away. If you are planning on hanging this somewhere where it will not be easy to plug it in you may want to get those battery powered lights.

Before it is too covered in paper tie a ribbon or whatever you are planning to hang it with on the top.

Next I attached the snowflakes to the lights. I cut them down the middle and them glued the two open sides together so it kinda makes a cone shape. Oh and I would like to point out that you do not need to worry about the lights catching the paper on fire. Paper burns at 451 degrees and little Christmas lights will not get anywhere near that hot.

Next I glitter blasted the pine cones and glued them on around the wreath. Sorry I forgot to take pictures of this part, but I have faith that you guys can do it with out them.

Next make your cones.

You are going to need A LOT of cones. Like 300+ cones. I like to make some skinny and some fat and some short and some long. So just make all kinds. Also I make the cones as I go, but you can make 300 first and put them on. Just put a dab of glue on the point and press it into the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam.

I also glued on plastic and paper snow flakes as I go. I laid some right on top of the wreath and then I broke a few and stuck them in.

keep going until the whole thing is covered.

And you are done. YAY!

Hang it on the door.

or inside.

I love wreaths as part of a Christmas vignette.
I also used STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam to make the mason jar snow globes.
They are super easy.
When I thought of the snow globes I totally thought I was being so original and then low and behold Anthropologie totally stole my idea. But mine are better than theirs because mine are on the cute little stands and mine were $18 for 5 and theirs were $18- $30 EACH. Okay, get yourself some jars. (they are like .25 at thrift stores.) I also used a baby food jar. It is so cute. To make the bases just get little wood disks and candle stick things. Glue them together and to the top of the jar lids, then spray them white. I got the trees at the dollar store. Cut a STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam ball to put the trees on inside the jars. Glue the STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam disk to the base and the tree to the disk. To make the snow I used a little iridescent snowflakes for a craft store mixed with snow I made by rubbing two pieces of foam together. Put a little snow in the jar screw it on the the base, shake it around and you have snow globes.

I just love them.
Thank you so much for the chance to share with all of you today.


♦ For more inspiring projects and crafts, visit Corner House
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Thanks so much Laura for sharing your wreath and snow globes. The wreath is simply stunning and I bet it is absolutely gorgeous when the lights are twinkling. The snow globes are super cute too and look like a great project for me and my little guy to create.

That concludes our Handmade Holidays Series. I hope you found some inspiration from all of the amazingly creative projects that have been shared. Special thanks to all of the incredibility talented bloggers who participated. To review of all the projects in this entire series simply click the event button above.

If you have been inspired to create a project yourself incorporating
STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam
we would love for you to join us
Next Friday Night
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My friends from STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam will be checking out all of the projects and picking a few of their favorites which will be showcased.
There will also be a special giveaway you won’t want to miss.

Have a fabulous weekend ~ Enjoy!


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Comments

  1. Both projects are AWESOME, but what is even AWESOMER–uh, I mean, MORE AWESOME–is the wisemen still seek him sign!!!! I want to make one now!!!!! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. What a cool idea to use jars for that. I have been saving my jars…not knowing what for, this might be the perfect thing to do with them! Thanks for sharing.

    Rachel~

  3. snow globes with out the water I love it.
    Very pretty
    Kathy

  4. Bethany, I love the sign too! Check out her blog as I know she will be posting that tutorial shortly.

  5. Sorry, I was going to share the sign tutorial to, but I ran out of time. I will post a tutorial on my blog soon. (maybe Monday)

  6. Just beautiful! I love how she added lights to the wreath. For those that don’t have a Silhouette, you can buy quite large snowflake punches. I love the whole vignette together!
    Jenn :)

  7. Both projects are beautiful!! Thanks for sharing!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

  8. This is such a beautiful wreath and I love that it lights up! Your vignette is so creative and pretty, wonderful job!

  9. Laura…this is all so breathtaking! And I am in love with your sign too. ♥ This is truly a wintery bundle of goodness. Can not WAIT to peek in on your blog my friend!

  10. So far these two projects are my favorite!!!!! I LOVE the snow-globes, totally doing that one.

  11. What a stunningly beautiful wreath! I love it!

  12. Everything is just gorgeous!

  13. Such a great idea…beautiful!!
    Sally
    loveofhomes.blogspot.com

  14. WOW! I love the wreath. What a wonderful Wintery Welcome.
    The trees are great too.
    THanks so much for sharing your ideas.
    Lisa

  15. BEAUTIFUL! I love white for Christmas.

  16. Im so happy i discovered your blogg! You are so creative, and the best of it all is that you share it and teach how to do it. :)

    I live in Norway, and to be honest; i havent found any .no bloggs that is in the same league as you.

    Thank you for all your inspiration!

    Best wishes from Ann Helen S

  17. so happy to be your newest follower! Can’t wait to join in the fun! Stop by when you have a minute!

  18. OHmygoodness, this wreath is STUNNING! Seriously. Love, love LOVE it! I made some of those waterless snowglobe tree jars for my winter decor, too – I’m diggin’ the way you altered the heights of your jars with the misc. candlesticks on the bottom! Smart! It all looks absolutely beautiful! I shared this on my crafty facebook page.
    : )
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

  19. This wreath is absolutely beautiful!!! I want to make it so bad but don’t have a scalloped circle punch… I can’t find one in the stores around here. Did it kill your hands to punch 300+ circles??? It would be so worth it for this outcome… the prettiest wreath I’ve seen on Pinterest yet! :)

        

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