A Snowman in the Kitchen

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Today I am joining these 9 amazing bloggers to share some of our Christmas Wreath Ideas.

The idea for my Christmas wreath came to me while I was putting away some aluminum jello ring molds I found thrifting.  I had medium and small-sized ring molds in my stash and thought with a large mold for the bottom ring I could make a Christmas snowman wreath for my kitchen.  So I was on the lookout for a large ring mold.  Just when I was about to give up on finding a large ring there it was just waiting for me there on the shelf at Goodwill.  I was all set with ring molds in three sizes now all I had to do was wait until Christmas.

rings

I needed a way to assemble and hang the snowman wreath.   Gluing the rings together didn’t seem like a good idea so I decided to punch holes in the rings and connect them with silver cord.  I made the holes with a nail and hammer using a magazine underneath to absorb the nail as it penetrated the ring.  The small and medium rings need a hole punched in the top and bottom.   The small ring needs a hole to place a hanger on the top and a connection on the bottom and the medium ring needs connections on both top and bottom.  Since the large ring only connects on the top side it needs only one hole punched.  You can also use a drill to make the holes, it’s probably safer.  If you use my method be extremely careful not to hurt yourself or others.

Hole

I used silver cord to tie the three rings together.

making connections

All Connected

Connections

I inserted a hanger through a hole on the top of the small ring and hung him on the kitchen door to the basement.  Time to dress Mr. Snowman.

Ready to dress

  I tied a red plaid scarf between the small and medium rings (sorta around Mr. Snowman’s neck)  I pulled the hanger through the top of a black watch hat.  Then I pulled the hat down on the small ring and added a sprig of holly.

Snowman Hat 2

What is Mr. Snowman missing?  Bells, he needs some bells to ring.  I tied three bells at varying lengths around the snowman’s neck.  I used red and white bakers twine to tie the bells on the snowman.

Bells

All done – so simple, quick and inexpensive.  The rings cost an average of a dollar each at thrift stores and the silver cord was $1.49 with the 50% off at Hobby Lobby.  Everything else I used in making Mr. Snowman came from my stash or closet.

Snowman

The great thing about Mr. Snowman is that by changing his hat and scarf he can hang out in the kitchen all winter.

Please join in the fun and take the tour of all these great Christmas Wreath tutorials.

Christmas Wreath Ideas Links to Posts

1. Katie from Upcycled Treasures

2. Corey from TinySidekick

5. Maggie from The Love Nerds
6. Krista from The Happy Housie
7. Kelley from Miss Information Blog
8. Sharon from Blue Willow House
9. Brooke from Designed by BH
10. Lisa from Before Meets After

Hope you found some Christmas Wreath inspiration with us today.

Happy Thanksgiving and I hope you and your family have a wonderful and safe holiday.

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Always

Sharon

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Comments

  1. I love this, so cute! I pinned to my front door board! Thanks for sharing!

  2. I was super curious about your wreath when I only saw the preview photo. What a great idea and fun use of jello mold rings!

  3. That is adorable 🙂

  4. Sharon this turned out so cute, I love it! Now all he needs is whisks for hands so he can help ha ha ha!

  5. Such a fun and cute idea- I love it!! It was fun to work with you today on this wreath blog hop!!

  6. Hey Sharon! It’s Deonna from the Child at Heart blog! I love this post and would love for you to link up to the Merriest Blog Hop and share your creations! This snowman wreath is SO fun! I did one this year with embroidery hoops.
    http://www.thechildatheartblog.com/2013/11/the-merriest-blog-hop-week-2.html

  7. Too cute! Love this idea!

  8. Such cute wreaths.
    Sherry

  9. Very cute! I love the use of the old molds. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs
    Jann

  10. Hands down, most original. Cute, yet still a little elegant

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