Good Morning my friends! Today I am super-duper excited to be sharing with you my diy snowman garland on wire. Made from paper beads that I had made way back when I first started blogging, and experimenting with different materials for making beads.
I think my diy snowman garland on wire turned out soooo cute. The snowman garland can be hung on the Christmas tree, or a mantle, or just mixed in with a holiday vignette.
The wire on the snowman garland could be changed out with twine if you don’t want to use wire. I just love my annealed wire, and using wire for my snowmen garland makes them unique, and a little different.
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Supplies for Snowman Garland on Wire
Handmade paper beads
Acrylic paint white, black, orange
Stylus tool or toothpick
Round nose pliers
Mandrel pliers or the end of a paint brush
Snowman Garland on Wire
First off, I gathered eight of my handmade paper beads, (to make your own check out my blog post, how to make paper beads).
Next, I gave each bead a coat of white paint. Painting one side first then flipping over and painting the other side once dry.
Then using my stylus tool, I added the faces to each paper bead snowmen. (If you don’t have a stylus tool a toothpick will work about the same).
I next drilled my holes. You could drill the holes first, but I wasn’t sure how I was going to hang them at the time. So, they could dangle down or just string them on the wire. Deciding to let them dangle because I believe that would be the easiest way to keep them all facing the same way. I cut eight pieces of wire about 2-3” long, and formed a small loop at one end with my round nose pliers.
Here’s my little helper Dakota.
Next, I cut eight fabric strips approximately 3”x1/2”. Then taking one strip, and folding it to form a V I then used the wire pieces, and pushed the end of the wire up through the center of the fabric where it’s folded.
Adding the snowman head, and pulling the wire up to where the fabric is up firmly to the bottom of the snowman’s head.
Then using round nose pliers to form a loop at the top of the head of the snowman to hold them together and to hang by.
Adding the Snowmen to the Wire
Cut a piece of annealed wire approximately 5-foot-long, using some mandrel pliers, or the end of a paint brush to form a loop at one end. Then add a spiral and another loop a couple inches from the end.
Add a paper bead snowman head, then another loop to hold the snowman head in place. Make a spiral using the end of a paint brush, then another loop. Snowman head, loop, and another spiral. Repeat until you have all the snowmen on the wire.
At the opposite end leave a few inches from the last, and make a loop at the end.
That is how to make a snowman garland on wire. The snowmen may not have perfectly round heads, but I think they turned out adorable. What do you think?
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