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DIY SILK FLOWER NUTCRACKER CHRISTMAS WREATH

Christmas is over and I don’t know about you guys, but for me, that means Christmas clearance sales! So I have a video for you on my Youtube channel about how to use Christmas clearance items for year-round wreathmaking, that teaches you how to use Christmas colors to your advantage for every season. But I’ll admit that some items you’ll find will really only be good for Christmas. (Like this festive nutcracker sign.) So today we are making one last Christmas wreath for 2019 – a Nutcracker Christmas Wreath! 

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Evergreen wreath with red and blue bow and nutcracker sign, with berries, pinecones, greenery, and gold leaves

Make it with me now to get ahead of your Christmas wreathmaking for 2020, or save it to your favorite Pinterest board for next year. 

Either way, I’m going to go ahead and get started.

SUPPLIES FOR SILK FLOWER NUTCRACKER WREATH

TrendyTree items can be found here.

Evergreen Wreath (TrendyTree)
Premade Berry Wreath (wholesale)
Nutcracker Sign (TrendyTree)
10” mesh (TrendyTree)
2.5” Blue Ribbon (TrendyTree)
1.5” Red Ribbon (TrendyTree)
Glitter Leaf Spray (TrendyTree)
Wire Cutters
Floral Wire
Scissors
Hot Glue Pan
Hot Glue
Craft Mat

STEPS FOR MAKING SILK FLOWER NUTCRACKER WREATH

Step 1 – It may seem unusual, but we are actually starting out with a premade wreath for this project. We are taking this pretty winter berry wreath, and giving it a thicker, fuller look by attaching it to the front of an evergreen wreath of the same size. You can do that easily by wrapping a few of the evergreen branches around the base of the berry wreath until it is secured.

Step 2 – Next we will add the nutcracker sign. Once you decide where you are placing the sign, lift it up and trim out some of the berries and excess behind where it will be. That way it will lay flatter and you’ll have some extra filler pieces at the end when you’re adding your finishing touches. Then go ahead and attach the sign to the wreath. 

Step 3 – Then we will add the bow. I had some scraps of this pretty blue and red ribbon that matched really well with the nutcracker sign, so I just made a small bow with 2 loops of r the blue, and 3 loops of red. If you need a little more instruction on making your bow, here’s a valuable free resource for you on how to make bows for wreaths. Attach your bow across from the sign using floral wire. 

Step 4 –  Then you’ll start adding the mesh throughout the wreath. Cut your mesh into small pieces and pinch together in the middle to create a ruffle on both ends. Then fold together and use wire to attach to the bow wherever it needs a little more volume and color. 

Step 5 – And lastly you’ll add in all your extras. Trim your glitter leaf spray and glue in branches throughout. You can also glue in the leftover pieces from the berry wreath that you trimmed off earlier and some red Christmas bulbs to fill it out. 

That’s all there is to it!

And the beauty of working with a premade wreath is that you can stop after any step and it will still look like a finished wreath. So I encourage you guys to play around with it, start layering things, and see what you like. 

How to Make a Silk Flower Nutcracker Christmas Wreath

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Happy Wreathing,

Julie

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2 Comments

  1. Tracy Woodard on December 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm

    Just noticed that you use a “melting” pot…do you mind sharing with me what kind you have and where you purchased it?

    • Julie Siomacco on January 2, 2020 at 3:12 pm

      Its a small electric fry pan from Amazon.

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