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Friday, December 6, 2013

I have two years of Christmas decorating angst running through my veins. I won't even begin to apologize for the ungodly amount of trips I have already made to Marshalls, Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Ross trying to scour out the best Christmas crap to put us in the holiday mood. I even tried to get Grahm to let me buy a blow-up snowman for our front yard because I wanted to be THOSE neighbors for once. (He declined because he's a bit of a Grooge, a Scrooge and Grinch combo.)

You see, this will be the third Christmas Grahm and I have spent together as Mr. and Mrs. Roach but the first we've (I've) gotten to decorate for. The last two Decembers we've been in the middle of moving (from Oklahoma to San Antonio in 2011 and into our first house last year). Cardboard boxes were about the only thing we had to get us in the holiday spirits. Lame, party of two.

Now our house is finally Christmas ready. Glitter is everywhere. Snowmen are aplenty. We even have our first tree! Brace yourselves for a whirlwind of craft projects, my friends, I just couldn't help myself.
Snowman Wreath
You'll Need:
3 wreath forms, different sizes
6-10 Pipe Cleaners
Top Hat
Decorative Accessories (scarf or bells)
First, I assembled my snowman's curvaceous bodwod. Take a pipe cleaner and loop it through the back of the first wreath form. This is holding the snowman's noggin on his body, so make sure it's secure. And obviously, hide those pipe cleaners.
Loop the pipe cleaner through the back of the next wreath form and tightly secure them together. I added a few pipe cleaners just for extra measure. (This will also ensure that the snowman's body parts aren't lopsided.)
Once all the wreath forms are attached, it'll look something like this.
I then took a plastic top hat that I found at a party store and cut that sucker in half. 
I added a sparkly ribbon to the hat before hot glueing it to the snowman's head, because obviously glitter makes everything better. 
And because I wanted my snowman to look dapper, I added a few accessories to jazz him up. The bells are intended to be a doorhanger that I got from Michael's, but I thought they fit perfectly. I then added one of my scarves.
And voila! Frosty is the perfect addition to our closet door. 
As always, thank you for the inspiration, Pinterest!

20 comments:

A Thousand Words said...

This is so adorable!

K @ Keeping Up With K... said...

That is SO cute! Can't wait to see what else you've come up with!

Evelien said...

That's really sooo cute :)

Pamela said...

Aww SUPER cute!!

Whitney Alison said...

Haha you're so cute. I love it!

Katie Did What said...

Oh my gosh. Stop it. This is the cutest thing ever.

xo

Erin LFF said...

You poor thing, not being able to decorate the past couple of years! I hope you're going overboard and making up for it with triple the decor ;) LOVE the snowman!

Vicki Angel said...

Love the cute snowman wreath! I'm definitely going to go Christmas Arts & Crafts crazy once I get to the nearest craft store! :)

Love & Kisses xoxo

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Kalyn V said...

THAT is freakin' awesome! You, lady, are a genious.

Whitney M. @ The Married Me said...

So cute! You did great

Emilie Bordeleau-Laroche said...

That's so cute!! I want one!

Lauren said...

ADORABLE! So cute and the perfect decoration for an inside door!

gin said...

love it!!

Julie Joy said...

So simple! Love it!

The Lady Okie said...

That is one of the best crafts I've ever seen!

Kenzie Ashcraft said...

So cute!

Katie said...

I love that you wanted to be THOSE neighbors. That snowman wreath is adorable.

Allison said...

Oh this is just darling!! I love it!!!

Lauren said...

Love that snowman wreath! I think even the lamest of the lame craft person (me, raising my hand) could handle it :)

Kayla MKOY said...

I can't imagine not decorating this year -- as its our first Christmas as a married couple! Good for you though for going Christmas decorating CRAZY this year! You deserve it!! The snowman wreathe is AMAZING! :)