How to Make a Square Snowflake Wreath
Looking for a holiday wreath that’s a little bit different? Using a metal wreath frame, some unexpected materials from the hardware store, you can create a pretty alternative to pine branches.
Tools and Materials:
- sewing needle
- square wreath frame
- window screen
- thin ribbon
- wide ribbon
- snowflake ornament
- eucalyptus branches
Step 1: Cut Screen to Size
Cut a piece of screen material that is roughly the same size as the wreath frame. Rolls of window screen are affordable online or at a big-box store. They lend themselves perfectly to oversized embroidery projects.
Step 2: Center the Snowflake Under Screen
Place the snowflake ornament under the piece of screen. This is going to be a guide to follow with the needle and ribbon. Using what’s called a “backstitch” in embroidery, start in the center and start on the “wrong” side of the screen, and pull the needle and ribbon from underneath the screen to the top. Tie a knot at the end to keep the ribbon from pulling all the way through to the front.
Step 3: Stitch the Snowflake
Pull the ribbon across the top of the screen, poking it through a hole in the screen, pull it taut and straight and thread it back underneath. For this project, I considered the length of the snowflake joints to each be one stitch. This creates a tiny bit of separation between each stitch, and I made the exact same stitches on each arm of the snowflake.
Step 4: Cover Entire Snowflake
Repeat this process until all the arms of the snowflake have been stitched and all ribbon knots have been tied off on the back.
Step 5: Attach Screen to Wreath Frame
After the snowflake is complete, attach the screen to the wreath frame. Thread a short piece of ribbon through the needle and then insert the needle through the screen near a corner of the frame. Tie the ribbon in a knot connecting the screen to the frame. Repeat at each corner until the screen is fully attached.
Step 6: Cover Wreath Frame With Greenery
Use small and large eucalyptus branches. Start with the smaller leaves and poke each branch through the wreath frame. These fuller branches create a base for the wreath and cover the metal frame. Next, add the eucalyptus with the larger leaves around the frame and continue filling holes with greenery until you can no longer see the metal framework.
Step 7: Add Ribbon for Hanging
String a thick ribbon through the wreath frame and hang on a door or the wall where you can enjoy the fragrance and your hard work!