White Snowball Wreath :: This year’s Advent wreath tutorial

Snowball Wreath

Hello There,

so nice of you to join me and have a look at my annual advent wreath making.

For this year I felt all cozy and cuddly and I knew it needed to be something soft. After I cut up my favorite pullover last year it seems to be a trend.

My frequent readers know I am such a sucker for snow. And since it will be a while in my part of the world until we have some – if any at all – I decided on a white snowball wreath this year.

It’s another simple one and probably a great DIY for kids as well. Anyhow I made a tiny tutorial.

Snowball Wreath tutorial craftaliciousme

It’s actually so simple that it feels weird to write the steps down but here we go.

  1. Gather your supplies: Cotton balls, wreath form and glue.
  2. Glue cotton balls on the bottom outside of the wreath form.
  3. Glue cotton balls on the bottom inside of the wreath form.
  4. Fill the remaining gap with cotton balls. Don’t do it all symmetrical but mix it up.
  5. Enjoy your wreath.

Be careful not leave it unattanded if you are thinking about adding a candle. I only put a big one in the middle but I think I might use it as a door wreath.

What I learned:

  • Don’t use a glue gun and a foam wreath form.
    The hot glue eats it away
  • Actually use regular glue its fine and it will stick.

I am quite happy with the outcome. Please share if you decide to do your own version of this wreath.

Happy pre-advent DIYing,

Tobia

24 days until Christmas { advent wreath 2013 }

walnut wreath tutorial by craftaliciousme

Good morning everyone,

it is here. Advent. My favorite time of the year. My season! I’ve been telling you about my fascination of this season already.

I’ve been gathering advent wreath ideas all through November. And I almost got lost in collecting and pinning ideas and not making a wreath. It was quite a battle to actually get a wreath form 3 days prior to the First of Advent. Note to self: Get it done earlier! 

I am still in love with the candy versions but didn’t feel like hunting down the best candy. One day I will make a wreath like those but not 2013. Then I really wanted to the pom pom wreath. Well in the end I used the materials that were handy to come by. Walnuts. So 2013 it is a walnut advent wreath. I’ve put together a tiny photorial. Hope you like it.

walnut advent wreath tutorial

1. Gather your supplies and heat up your glue gun.
2. Cover the wreath form in fabric. You’ll not be able to fit the nuts perfectly.
3. Start glueing the nuts to the form.
4. Keep glueing the second row.
5. And keep going with the third.
6. Take a guess: yeah next row. You get the idea…
7. I put a golden mist on mine by using spray paint.
8. Fill in big holes with small walnuts and mini christmas ornaments or what ever you like and come across.

walnut advent wreath

I’ll be enjoying my 1. Advent with a long breakfast and some fairy tale tv show (Once upon a time). Later we will decorate the apartment a bit and of course light our first candle.

Now I am really excited to see your creations. Start linking!

Nature inspired wreath ideas (part 1)
Moss wreath ideas (part 2)
Colorful acorn wreath ideas (part 3)
Candy wreath ideas (part 4)
Pom pom wreath ideas (part 5)

Pom Pom Parade { advent wreath ideas }

adventskranz 2014

Hello everyone,

Are you also at home starting on your christmas & advents decor or are you already done? All snuggled up in a blanket and watching the sky waiting for some snowflakes? Not me. Not done. BUT I am finally into the Christmas DIY. I am working on a tutorial and I hope I’ll be able to show you next week. But now I have few more advent wreath ideas for all those procrastinators like me. Today it’s a pom pom parade:

snowball wreath grey white

 I like the different textures in this snowball wreath made by Tia. There is a tutorial on her blog so check it out for more inspiration.

 

pom pom wreath nudeHere is another wreath made by Linda. I am in love the the simplicity of the pom pom wreath. I never came up with the idea of using this kind of wreath form. Interesting…

 

full pom pom wreath

Well I think is full pom pom wreath is my favorite. I love the colors, I love how close & tight they are tugged together. Check out Gretchen & Heather’s blog for even more ideas.

I was really hooked on the pom pom ideas this year and was ready to tackle a project like this. Well, I am not a knitter. So no yarn in my house. And I don’t have old woolen sweaters laying around. So I am kinda out of material (when does that ever happen, huh?!) I think I need to keep this one for another year.

Here is a sneak peak of what materials I’ve gathered so far.

adventskranz 2014I have an idea… We’ll see how it turns out.

Come back Sunday to have a look and remember, we are having a linking party. So get creative I need inspiration for 2014 ;-)

Cheers, Tobia

More ideas, more inspiration on my Pinterestboard and
Nature inspired wreath ideas (part 1)
Moss wreath ideas (part 2)
Colorful acorn wreath ideas (part 3)
Candy wreath ideas (part 4)
Walnut wreath 2013

Raiding candy land { advent wreath ideas }

candy wreath header

Whoohoo can you believe it? Only one more week until 1. of Advent is here. Are you excited? Are you surprised? It is kinda suddenly, isn’t it? I think it is!

Also I am doing this little series on advent wreath ideas I am not really in my christmasy mood. I might need to pop in some appropiate music and look at this candy wreath ideas. They just scream CHRISTMAS!!!

candy wreath

I like the plain look Ditte did on her candy wreath. She told me it is some German bought candy. Unfortunately I can not read her blog but pictures are universal, aren’t they? She also told me that she is using it for the third year. So those candy wreaths seem to be robust.

 

marshmallow wreath

Then I came across this fluffy marshmallow wreath made by Karen. I love marshmallows. And this wreath reminds me of snow. I don’t know why but it does. I just wanna jump right in there. If I ever find stale marshmallows I WILL do this wreath.

 

candy wreathEver since last year I’ve been in love with the idea of a candy wreath. Specially this one caught my eye. I love the red and white combination of this peppermint candy wreath made by Mooshoo.

But I couldn’t find any red-white candy. I checked out any discounter I came across. Nothing. Then I made my way to Metro but unfortunately I wasn’t successful either. Still don’t know where to find it. So this idea has not yet been put into action. Anyone any idea where to get a load of candy? I am still liking the idea.

How are your wreath ideas coming along? Already done one? Remember we’ll have a link party next weekend.

Cheers, Tobia

As always more candy wreath ideas on my Pinterestboard and
Nature inspired wreath ideas (part 1)
Moss wreath ideas (part 2)
Colorful acorn wreath ideas (part 3)
Pom pom wreath ideas (part 5)
Walnut wreath 2013

 

Colorful acorn wreath { advent wreath ideas }

acorn wreath inspiration

I can not believe how time is flying by. Just a few days ago I started thinking about advent and christmas ideas and now looking at my calendar it is only 2 weekends away. Where did the time go? I had so many things planned I wanted to show you. But my life keeps interfering. How mean is that?

I really hope I find some time to at least come up with an unusual advent wreath this year. Otherwise you might think me crazy – gathering all the great ideas and than come up with , huh nothing? No not gonna happen. So here is for you an acorn wreath.

I was inspired by Dana.

acorn wreathMake sure to read Dana’s tutorial AND #2 is a must do.

I used to work at a place where I had to walk nearly 1 km through the forest every morning and night. First I thought I would hate it but it actually became one of my favorite times of the day. Around autumn I stubbled upon a trillion of acorns on the forest floor. I immediately had Dana’s wreath in mind and made my own version.

acorn wreath What I learned on the way:

  • I wrapped my wreath form in brown fabric using an old shirt from Mr. ♥
  • Try to use same size acorns for a more even look.
  • Stock up on glue sticks, you don’t wanna run out in the middle of the project.
  • Really take instructions seriously (#2!!!) I didn’t do it and the year later I wanted to reuse it and it smelled very very moldy. I deodorized it and put it on a radiator and it’s ok now, but better do it right away!
  • The wreath is very heavy. I mean heavy heavy. Don’t underestimate the weight of those acorns.

And here is what I decorated my wreath with. I was aiming for forest cosy velvety feel:

acorn wreathUnfortunately the candles where a bit big but otherwise I really liked my wreath. Others do too and I’m still a bit proud. So what do think? Still having acorns lying around? Let me know how yours turned out.

Bye for now, back with more inspirations,
Love Tobia

Need more inspiration check out my Pinterest board or read through the previous post:
Nature inspired wreath ideas (part 1)
Moss wreath ideas (part 2)
Candy wreath ideas (part 4)
Pom pom wreath ideas (part 5)
Walnut wreath 2013