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How to Make a Life-Sized Wreath Snowman

To amp up your holiday curb appeal designer Dan Faires makes a larger-than-life outdoor snowman from evergreen wreaths and basic lumber.

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Materials Needed:

  • 1 small evergreen or flocked wreath
  • 1 medium evergreen or flocked wreath
  • 1 large evergreen or flocked wreath
  • fallen branches at least 3' in length
  • 1x2 pressure-treated lumber
  • hammer or rubber mallet
  • shovel or garden trowel
  • 1/2" exterior wood screws
  • drill
  • measuring tape
  • galvanized wire
  • accessories (scarf, top hat, branches) (optional)

Determine Proper Location

Before starting the project, it's important to choose a location in the yard which will properly showcase your three-wreath snowman. If you're using green wreaths, try to avoid placement directly in front of other greenery such as trees, bushes or tall plants. When using white flocked wreaths, aim to place the three-wreath snowman in front of a backdrop with dark contrast.

Stake Lumber Into Ground

Once proper location is decided on, add 1X2 pressure-treated lumber into ground as a stake on which to secure three-wreath snowman in yard. Yards with soft soil will only require pushing the stake approximately 6 inches into the ground. If the yard is made with hard soil or clay, a shovel or garden trowel may be needed to properly sink 1X2 pressure-treated lumber into ground. Once slightly worked into the ground, use hammer or rubber mallet to sink lumber to approximately 6 inches below surface.

Lay Out Wreaths

In order to ensure the proper scale and proportion between the three wreaths, first lay them out on the ground. If the circumference of each wreath slowly and evenly becomes smaller from the ground up, the proper balance will be achieved. Note: If any of the wreaths appear too similar in size, the entire look can be thrown off. If that's the case, it's best to pick up a different wreath with a much more obvious change in size.

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