Jan 28, 2018

Dollar Tree Snowman Valentine Wreath (Tutorial)

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Every year I make the same resolutions... First, I want to spend less and save more. Secondly, I'm not allowed to buy yarn until maybe my birthday, which is at the end of May. So with those resolutions in mind, the Dollar Tree is a great place to purchase craft supplies. All the supplies I used to make this snowman wreath were purchased from the Dollar Tree (except the spray paint). Yes, even the yarn was purchased at the Dollar Tree. Yes, they have yarn! The yarns I used to crochet the snowman's hat and scarf are Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle in Red Hot and Midas. I believe I found them there around Christmas time. But, I've also seen the Fun Fur yarns, Bernat holiday yarn, and Caron Simply Soft at the Dollar Tree for ONE DOLLAR!

I always have extra craft supplies on hand from the Dollar Tree, but I made another visit to the store to get more Valentine's Day items... Below are a couple of my favorites...


I found a heart-shaped wire wreath frame, burlap, decorative mess, pipe cleaners, roses, diamond wrap ribbon, and more! While looking for Valentine's Day craft supplies, I found some things I can use to make a Seahawks [inspired] wreath. Anyhoo... Back to the Valentine's Snowman Wreath...

MATERIALS:
1 small willow wreath
1 large willow wreath
white paint
Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Red Hot
Red Heart Boutique Sashay Sparkle Midas
red pipe cleaners
10 white pipe cleaners
roses
floral wire

INSTRUCTIONS:
First, I painted the willow wreaths with white paint. After the paint dries, attach the two wreaths using the floral wire.

While you're waiting for the paint to dry on the wreaths, find a cozy spot and crochet the snowman's hat and scarf. 

SCARF:
  • ch 75 (red)
  • row 1: hdc in 4th stitch from the hook. *ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st. (repeat from * to the end), turn.
  • row 2: join white, ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st. (repeat from * to the end), turn. 
  • row 3: join red, ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st. (repeat from * to the end), turn. 
  • row3: join white, ch 3, skip next st, hdc in next st, * ch 1, skip next st, hdc in next st. (repeat from * to the end). fasten off.
HEARTS:
  • (with red) magic circle
  • round 1: ch 3, 1 tr, 2 dc, ch 1, 1 tr, ch 1, 2 dc, 2 tr, ch 1, sl st into the magic ring. Fasten off.
  • round 2: Join white and sc evenly around the heart. fasten off and sew onto the ends of the scarf.
HAT:
  • magic circle (with white)
  • ch 2, 7 hdc in ring, join 
  • ch 2, hdc in same st, 2 hdc in each hdc, join.
  • ch 2, hdc in same st, [hdc, 2hdc] around, join.
  • ch 2, hdc in same st, [hdc in next 2 sts, hhdc in next st] around, join.
  • ch 2, hdc in each st, join. fasten off.
  • join red, sc in each stitch, join, fasten off.
  • add a red pom pom using a pom pom maker.
When you're done crocheting, you should have a cute little hat and scarf set.

Once the paint has dried on the wreaths and you've attached them, you need to give the snowman some arms and hands. 1. Twist 5 white pipe cleaners together, but leave about an inch and a half untwisted on one end. 2. Attached the twisted end to the big wreath by wrapping it around a twig on the wreath. 3. On the other end of the pipe cleaner arms, created 3 fingers by folding down the 3 middle pipe cleaners.  4. Secure these 3 fingers by wrapping one of the lose pipe cleaner ends around them.  5. Wrap the last free pipe cleaner end around the stem of the roses. 6. Repeat these steps to create the other arm and hand.

The final step is to attach the hat and scarf to the snowman. I used a couple red pipe cleaners to secure the hat and scarf. I also added a piece of red ribbon to hang the wreath from.

Voila! The wreath is finished and ready to display!

The Dollar Tree has so many great craft supplies available at their stores and online, so with the Dollar Tree you can make wreaths and other decor for every holiday using their very affordable items. I've made several Christmas wreaths, Easter wreaths, fall wreaths, and Valentine's Day wreaths using supplies from the Dollar Tree. In fact, Easter is just around the corner, so be sure to check out my Easter Bunny Wreath I made using Dollar Tree hats! Also, check out my Crochet Candy Corn Wreath that is covered in white, orange, and yellow flowers from the Dollar Tree. Happy Crafting!



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