Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY

A few notes on this wreath:

• Why braid? You want coverage. The beads are too skinny on a single string to cover the wreath frame.
• This is one heavy wreath. Keep that in mind if you need to add a ribbon for a hanger instead of slipping this over a wreath-hanger. The larger the wreath frame you choose, the heavier it will be.
• Look at a dollar store or party city for the beads. There are different lengths, so keep that in mind (the ones used in this craft are 30″ and 31″ long – bought at two different stores)
• You can use large ornaments, small ornaments, snowflakes, etc. to dangle from the middle. The larger the ornament, the less dangling involved (the ones used in this craft barely move).
• This is one of the simplest wreaths you will ever make! You can change the colors to red for Valentine’s Day, Pink and Purple for Easter, Gold, Purple, Green and Black for Mardi Gras… the color combinations and decoration ideas are limitless.

If you are looking for other holiday wreaths, you may want to make one of these:

Candy Cane Wreath Tutorial – this is an easy to make wreath. The red and white colors mean it could be decorated with heart embelishments for Valentine’s Day.
Christmas Elf Wreath Tutorial – simple, unusual. If you want an out-of-the-ordinary holiday wreath, this is the door decor for you!
Easy Christmas Tulle Wreath – easy is right!
The Grinch Inspired Wreath DIY Tutorial – if you are a fan of The Grinch, this is the wreath for you!

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft Materials:

14″ Wire Wreath Frame
• 45 Bead Necklaces, 30-31″ in length
Glue Gun
• Hot Glue Sticks
• Scissors
• 4-5 Snowflake Ornaments
• 3 Round Ornaments
• 2 Pipe Cleaners
• Ribbon for Bow (or a Premade Bow)

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft Directions:

• Cover your work surface with cardboard or cloth.
• Pop the ends off your beads. If your beads do not have a separator, simply pick a spot on the necklace and cut.
• Twist beads to connect. Use three or four bead necklaces per strand.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Twist the ends of three long strands together. Braid. It is easier if someone holds the “dummy end” and someone else braids. You can do it yourself though – just tuck one end under your chin.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Attach one end of the braid to the wreath frame. Hot glue in place. Wrap the braid around the entire wreath frame, flipping through until the entire braid is around the frame. Holt glue in place.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Continue until the entire frame is covered. 45 bead necklaces were braided together and used to cover this 14″ frame.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Thread pipe cleaner through the ends of your ornament. Attach one to one end, and the other end of the pipe cleaner to a second ornament. A third ornament is attached to the end of a different pipe cleaner. Generally, an odd pairing will look better than an even pairing.
• Bend the pipe cleaner with two ornaments in half (or slightly off half). Twist the top of the single pipe cleaner to the middle (or slightly off middle) of that bend. Twist the two pipe cleaners together, so the ornaments dangle.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Clip off any wire hangers on your snowflakes.
• Layout the snowflakes on the wreath for placement, adjust accordingly. If you plan on adding a bow, keep in mind where it will be placed on the wreath.
• Hot glue snowflakes in place.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Twist to the back of the wreath frame, and hot glue in place.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Add a bow to the top or bottom of the wreath. This wasn’t easy to glue in place, so we added a second length of ribbon to tie the bow to the frame (hot glue underneath), and fluffed. It worked beautifully! The bow looked fuller and stayed where we wanted it.
• Check to be certain all your beads or laying flat. Hot glue down if they are not.
• Add a ribbon for hanging if desired. This is a heavy wreath so it will need to be a thicker ribbon with a very secure knot. I didn’t bother with one due to the weight, just hooked it over a wreath-hanger on the door.

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY. This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.


• Hang where desired.

Yield: 1 wreath

Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft DIY

This is a beautiful snowflake wreath that is perfect for door decor in the chilly winter months. You can fully customize this snowflake bead wreath for color, and ornaments. Simple to make, this lovely Snowflake Bead Wreath Craft is a real conversation piece.
Prep Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours
Difficulty easy

Materials

Tools

Instructions

• Cover your work surface with cardboard or cloth.

• Pop the ends off your beads. If your beads do not have a separator, simply pick a spot on the necklace and cut.

• Twist beads to connect. Use three or four bead necklaces per strand.

• Twist the ends of three long strands together. Braid. It is easier if someone holds the “dummy end” and someone else braids. You can do it yourself though – just tuck one end under your chin.

• Attach one end of the braid to the wreath frame. Hot glue in place. Wrap the braid around the entire wreath frame, flipping through until the entire braid is around the frame. Holt glue in place.

• Continue until the entire frame is covered. 45 bead necklaces were braided together and used to cover this 14″ frame.

• Thread pipe cleaner through the ends of your ornament. Attach one to one end, and the other end of the pipe cleaner to a second ornament. A third ornament is attached to the end of a different pipe cleaner. Generally, an odd pairing will look better than an even pairing.

• Bend the pipe cleaner with two ornaments in half (or slightly off half). Twist the top of the single pipe cleaner to the middle (or slightly off middle) of that bend. Twist the two pipe cleaners together, so the ornaments dangle.

• Clip off any wire hangers on your snowflakes.

• Layout the snowflakes on the wreath for placement, adjust accordingly. If you plan on adding a bow, keep in mind where it will be placed on the wreath.

• Hot glue snowflakes in place.

• Twist to the back of the wreath frame, and hot glue in place.

• Add a bow to the top or bottom of the wreath. This wasn’t easy to glue in place, so we added a second length of ribbon to tie the bow to the frame (hot glue underneath), and fluffed. It worked beautifully! The bow looked fuller and stayed where we wanted it.

• Check to be certain all your beads or laying flat. Hot glue down if they are not.

• Add a ribbon for hanging if desired. This is a heavy wreath so it will need to be a thicker ribbon with a very secure knot. I didn’t bother with one due to the weight, just hooked it over a wreath-hanger on the door.

• Hang where desired.


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Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.

If you do not have a Mason jar, you can make this using a small glass jar, like a salsa or maraschino cherry jar, or a mayo jar for a larger snowman. Make different sizes for a mama, papa, and baby snowman!

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY

If you like Mason Jar crafts, you may want to consider making these:

Thanksgiving Turkey Jar Craft
Sugar Skull Mason Jar Craft – perfect for Day of the Dead or Halloween
Halloween Witch Jar DIY – a simple to make Halloween craft!

Notes:

• Any buttons that you will be using for eyes or cheeks need to be a match, so figure on a set of 2 for those.
• Another way to do the cheeks would be to paint on pink circles with acrylic paint instead of using the buttons, use a round circle pounder to make it easier.

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft Materials:

• Glass Mason Jar with lid (16oz+ size)
• Black Matte Spray Paint
• White Matte Spray Paint
• Black Acrylic Paint or a Black Paint Marker
• Ribbon
• Scissors
• Buttons
• Goop, Super Glue or Glue Gun (and Hot Glue Sticks)

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft Directions:

• Lay down a covering to protect your work surface.
• Wash and dry jar and lid.
• Once the jar is dry, spray paint the entire outside of the jar white. Spray at least a few inches down on the inside too.
• Allow to dry completely. If you need a second coat, spray again, and allow to dry completely.
• Spray paint lid black.
• Allow to dry completely. If you need a second coat, spray again, and allow to dry completely.

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


• If adding a ribbon scarf, do that now (it is optional). You will adjust your eye, nose, etc placement based on the amount of space left after you add a ribbon scarf.
• Measure the ribbon around the jar and loosely tie it, to make sure you cut the right amount. Then, go ahead and cut the ends. If you like the dove-tail ends, fold the end of the ribbon in half, and cut a “V” shape into it to get that look. Tie the ribbon in place, and then glue to hold.

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


• Arrange the face buttons. These are layered for depth and interest. Start with a large black button as the base, then layer a white button on top of the eye.
• For the nose, go from largest to smallest and glue them carefully on top of each other. This was done in orange (you could use pink, red, etc)
• If you are painting on pink cheeks and not gluing pink buttons on, do that first. The pink-painted-cheeks may need a second coat, too.

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


• Glue the eye buttons on. Choose where exactly you want them to go, and lay them on, but then just glue on one at a time. Hold the button in place, pressing down to let the glue set up. Repeat the process until all the buttons are on.
• Glue the nose on, and the cheeks (assuming you did not paint pink cheeks).

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


• Paint a mouth using a black paint marker. Make sure you shake first, then start the marker on a piece of scrap paper to get the paint flowing. You could also paint a mouth with a think paint brush and black acrylic paint.
• Double check for any loose buttons, ribbon, and make sure your paint job is complete!

Snowman Mason Jar Craft DIY. If you are looking for a fun, easy to make winter craft, this simple step-by-step Snowman Mason jar tutorial will fit the bill! Highly customizable, this straightforward winter craft is inexpensive to make, and can be made by nearly anyone.


• Allow everything to dry, display as you like!


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Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.





Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle

This candle recipe is designed with the breathing and allergy sufferers in mind and has a great combination of four essential oils that all have a wonderful scent and (possible) health benefits. Breathing them in should help open up airways and helps relieve sinus pressure, so if we use them already to help with these things, why not make a candle scented with them as well to take it a little further in our household?

If you are missing one of these oils, you can just add a couple more drops of the others to make up the difference.

Unlike so many of my candles, this one is made with paraffin. If you prefer soy wax, give it a go! (I have not done so, but truly it should work). If you are interested in candle making, you may also like one of gthese DIY candle recipes: Homemade Vanilla Sugar Candle (oh so pretty!), Homemade Mason Jar Soy Candle (I love this one! So simple to make!), Homemade Coffee Bean Soy Candle (if you like the smell of fresh brewed coffee, this candle is for you!), How to Make a Candy Corn Candle (a fun candle to make!), Homemade Autumn Spice Soy Candles (probably my favorite on the blog), Homemade Cinnamon and Spice Candles (simple, simple, simple!)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Materials:

• Glass Jar (4-8 ounce size)
• 15 drops Pure Eucalyptus Essential Oil
• 12 drops Rosemary Essential Oil,
• 15 drops Peppermint Essential Oil
• 10 drops Pure Lemon Essential Oil
• 1 Brick Paraffin Wax (preformulated)
• 1 Candlewick (with a weighted bottom)
• Wax Adhesive (if desired)
Double Boiler
• Thermometer

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle Directions:

• Fill the bottom half of a double boiler to about one-third full and set the stove temperature to medium to high heat.
• Place the wax brick in the top half and let it melt. This type of paraffin wax is preformulated and will melt easily. You should not need to stir it more than once or twice until you are adding the oils. You do not want to overheat the wax, so keep a close watch on the water in the bottom pot and once it begins to boil, just turn your flame down to low heat. It should take about 10 minutes or so to melt.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Read the directions that came with the wax for tips on the heat setting, and place the thermometer into the wax so you can keep an eye on that (this said about 150 degrees.)

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Attach the wick to the bottom of the glass jar so it is all ready to go when the wax is ready to pour. You have two options for this: Either use wax adhesive, which is sold in the craft store near the paraffin wax, or you can place a few drops of the hot wax from the pan into the bottom of your jar (seen in photo) and set the clip down in it, holding it in place for a few seconds to secure it on. (You can do the pencil trick to hold it in place, and readjust after you pour your wax mixture, or use a ruler and clothes pin as seen in the photo. Loop the wick around the pencil or ruler to hold it in place.)

• Once the wax has melted and is nice and clear in color, check the temperature with a thermometor to see if it is good, as per the directions listed on the package. It may need to cool a bit before adding the essential oils.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Add in your essential oils to the melted wax and stir.
• Pour the wax mixture into the jar, until it is approximately ¾ full. You will need more wax later to top off the candle, so reserve some (keep it from the heat, and just turn off the heat for now).
• Adjust your wick if it moved from center.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow your candle to cool for approximately 20 minutes or so, and using a sharp object poke a hole a few times in the wax, (I used the end of my thermometer), close to the wick itself, to remove the trapped air that gets in when you fill it.
• Reheat the reserved wax over medium heat and when it has reached the right temperature again, pour it over the holes in the top of the candle, filling them in and topping the rest of the candle off till the jar is full.

Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle. Help clear those sinuses with this wonderful smelling homemade candle. A fast and easy to make candle tutorial.


• Allow the sinus candle to cool off for a few hours. The bottom center of the jar should feel cool to the touch when it is ready.
• Trim your wick to approximately ¼” in length.
• Light and enjoy!

Safety tip: never leave a lit candle unattended!

• To print the Sinus Relief Blend DIY Candle instructions, click here.

Note: None of this is meant as medical advice. I am not a doctor, and do not play one on the internet. Please consult a physician if you have any questions about using essential oils so your doctor can better explain to you the benefits, possible side effects, and any warnings about essential oils.


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