Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Make a Snow Village Wreath


amazing diy snow village wreath, the altered past blog

Welcome to Day 3 of the Blogger Christmas Series.  Today we're featuring wreaths.  I got this idea from Martha Stewart's magazine but I've tweaked it a little to fit with the village set I already had.

vintage farm village set, the altered past blog

vintage farm village wreath, the altered past blog

vintage farm village snow wreath, the altered past


I began with an artificial evergreen wreath, a set of vintage village pieces (found at a thrift store a couple of years ago), blanket snow (or you could use some thin batting), artificial spray snow, and a glue gun.  Lay the village pieces out to get an feel for the arrangement.

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

Next, remove the village pieces then spray the wreath with the fake snow.  Let it dry and shake any loose pieces before beginning to add snow blanket.

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

Pull small sections of the snow blanket and begin tucking it into areas of the wreath.  Try to keep the snow areas horizontal.


Next, begin hot gluing the village pieces.  Remember to place these flat against the wreath so that it will appear that the village is cascading down a snowy hill (wreath!)  My village set included farm animals and fencing.  Those pieces were glued to appear as though the animals were behind the fencing.

That's it!  You're done!

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

I added one of my vintage mason jar snow globe to sit below the wreath.  It contains some of the same village pieces.

vintage farm village christmas wreath, the altered past blog

Thanks for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out these other great bloggers' wreaths:




6 comments:

  1. Angie, this is so cute! I love the way you added flocked snow and added the blanket snow. The village is fantastic. Super creative lady!

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  2. Angie..,your wreath is amazingly cute! I love the your vi farm village! The added snow and flocking really gives it dimension and beauty. Great job!

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    1. Thanks Vicki! I fell in love with the little farm village the day I found it. I think I've found it a permanent home in this wreath :)

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  3. Love your wreath! This idea and the way you displayed the whole vignette is just charming Angie. Love it displayed on frame and wire insert with your other snow globes. {{clapping sound here!!}} Bwg ~~~

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  4. angie how cute is this so festive and i am sure a wreath the kids will go nuts over love it xx

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