Making A Cardboard Snowflake Wreath

Let’s get wreath the program, shall we? Forgive the bad pun, I’m just a little (ok, a lot) hyper about our latest holiday project. You may remember Cardboard Safari from our recent Sponsor Shout-Out post. Well, they generously sent over two of their amazing white cardboard snowflake wreaths and we couldn’t wait to put them together. One of the most fun things about everything from Cardboard Safari is that it arrives flat in a box, and all the laser cut pieces of recycled cardboard can then be punched out by the lucky recipient and put together, like a highly entertaining 3-D puzzle for adults (you can see us crafting our white Cardboard Safari rhino from a past giveaway right here in fast motion).

It really is our idea of a good time. Especially since we love anything DIY, anything recycled, and anything white. Seriously, can you say jackpot? Here’s how our fun little cardboard wreath started out, just a series of laser cut cardboard sheets just waiting to be punched out and assembled:

Here’s the wreath as it started to take shape (the directions were actually really simple, just the same two steps over and over again). And yes I did make it in bed since I was quarantined in the bedroom while John worked away on this little project.

Here it is as almost completed about ten minutes later:

And here’s the totally finished product…

… which we happily got to make twice since Cardboard Safari generously sent two over. As you can see even animals like their stuff. Probably because many of their products feature animal likenesses but no four-legged (or two-legged) creatures are hurt in the making of these fun cardboard creations. Heck, no trees are even hurt since they’re made from 100% recycled and non-toxic cardboard (that’s local to boot, so no energy is spent shipping things overseas).

And here we have our lovely little snowflake wreaths hanging in the two windows of the den. All it took was some ribbon looped over the curtain rod and we were in business.

And just because we love seasonal decor that can multitask, we also wanted to show you how else you can use these fun little cardboard creations. Check out this little holiday breakfast set-up we whipped up with one of the wreaths as the centerpiece. We imagined a little pancake breakfast around it with the candle in the hurricane softly flickering. Mmm, pancakes.

So what would you guys do with one of these babies? Don’t you love that they’re paintable (and otherwise pimpable) so you can spray them with glitter spray, coat them with a bright glossy candy apple red color, or even hang edible treats around them (wouldn’t candy canes hanging off of a few of the snowflakes look cute n’ tasty?). Let’s chat about how you would customize your own (which you can grab right here by the way). And while we’re at it, let’s talk about wreaths in general. Do you love fresh pine ones? Modern ornament-riddled ones? Architectural square ones? Do tell.

Comments

  1. says

    I love those wreaths! Super cute! I also love how you turn a lot of your decor items into table centrepieces. Talk about getting the most bang for your buck! :)

    My favourite wreath is this one from Domestifluff: http://www.domestifluff.com/2009/11/how-to-make-a-ruffly-felt-rosette-wreath/

    Kristen wasn’t kidding when she said it took her about 12-15 hours! I’ve spent about 4 on mine and I’m about 1/3 of the way done.

    I plan to keep ours up all year round and for holidays (and our birthdays) tuck a little decorative item – like a stuffed felt heart for Valentine’s day – into the ruffles.

    My other favourite wreath is this one: http://www.designspongeonline.com/2009/10/diy-project-kates-monogram-wreath.html

    We plan to hang the ruffled one on the outside of the door and the monogrammed one on the inside. :)

  2. Amelia says

    these turned out great! and i love them hanging infront of the windows – beautiful. I am still looking for wreaths for our front door or for even inside our home. I have yet to find the perfect ones. I love the idea of these cardboard snowflake ones – i think i would spray them with something sparkly. I’ve also come upon some on etsy made out of wool for interior use – they were beautiful, but the one i wanted was sold out already. Perhaps something will spark my fancy on boxing day!!

  3. Anne says

    This is so funny. I actually just ordered one of the snowflake wreaths this morning! And the company already shipped it! I can’t wait for it to arrive and stick it in all it’s pretty white glory above my fireplace. I think that will be the perfect home, especially considering that spot currently only sports a solitary screw.

  4. Lara C says

    I made a candy wreath this week, made of starlight candies (wrapped peppermints) hot glued to a foam wreath, both from the Dollar Tree. Hung from a red velvet ribbon in my kitchen, it gives the room a festive but still foodie feel. I can’t remember where I saw this idea first, but I love its simplicity!

  5. says

    I love how structural yet light they are! They look perfect hanging from your curtain rods. Simple.

    I have a plain twig wreath that I like to ‘customize’ for each holiday just by changing the color of ribbon I hang it with. For Christmas, we hung a metal star in front of it above our mantle. The industrial metal plays off the natural wood element and it makes me happy.

  6. says

    We always buy a wreath from my brother as a fundraiser for his snowboard team. I’m really, really allergic to evergreens and most other trees that could be used as Christmas trees, so ours hangs on our front door.

    It’s sadly our only outside decor this year!

  7. says

    Ooh, gorgeous! I would love to see some pale glitter on the edges…or not. They’re beautiful as they are, aren’t they???

  8. Sara says

    The wreaths look really pretty! I almost bought one, but instead I got the large buck for my fiancé who is a game worden, its for his office, he’s going to love it. Can’t wait for him to open it on Christmas Day!!!

  9. says

    I LOVE the idea of hanging decorations from the center curtain rod hook!! Thank you for the indpiration, I am going to find something to hang up there tonight! What an awesome idea. Seriously. Hopefully I’ll finish the last row of my crochet wreath so I can hang that. Perfect!