Make a Dollar Tree Santa wreath tom brighten up your front door or walls this holiday season. This quick and easy craft is the Christmas crafting win you need!
You can make this project in well under 30 minutes and for less than $5. Because it is so easy and economical, consider making extras to share.
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Christmas Santa Wreath
Here at Ruffles and Rain Boots, we love the holidays and decorate extensively this time of year. After the dark and dreary time of everyone locked in our houses, we started to decorate just after Halloween.
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Even though we have plenty of holiday decor to deck the halls, we love adding new pieces. Being gnome-obsessed ourselves, this craft project was a no-brainer – we turned a gnome wreath into a Santa wreath with just a swap of materials.
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This Christmas Wreath Is Perfect For The Holidays
It is inexpensive to make – everything was from the Dollar Tree and we were able to make this craft for under $5. As always, check your stash and see what you can use.
This Santa wreath DIY is an easy craft to put together. If hanging outside, be sure to spray it with Scotchguard to keep it as dry as possible.
We have friends who collect gnomes, so we made sure to grab enough supplies to make 2 to 3 additional Santa / gnome wreaths. This would be a much-welcome handmade gift for a holiday-obsessed friend or family member!
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Tips For Making A Santa Gnome Wreath
- We used 4-5 plastic grocery bags to fluff up the Santa hat but use what you have.
- If you would rather have a less musical sound when you use the door, leave off the jingle bell and keep the white ball that comes on the hat.
- We love the look of the ping pong ball for the nose of the gnome. If you prefer a more natural color, paint the ping pong ball a flesh color or use a large wooden bead.
- If you would rather add more color to the project, instead of using the natural twine for the bow, use a holiday ribbon in Christmas colors or patterns.
Supplies For A Dollar Tree Santa Wreath
Below are the supplies we used to make a Santa wreath. Read the tips section above for information on fluffing up your Santa hat.
- White Christmas Trees
- White Ping Pong Ball
- Pine Picks
- Red Santa Hat
- Silver Bell
- Plastic Bags
- Zip Ties
- Scissors and a Hot Glue Gun and Glue Sticks
How To Make This Dollar Tree Christmas Wreath Idea
Each step for this craft is detailed below to make it easy to follow. Keep this page open while you create your Christmas wreath. If you prefer a printable how-to, scroll down and select the print button.
Remove the bottom piece from each of the trees. Fluff the branches so the tree is fuller looking but make sure they can lay flat.
Using zip ties, lay the trees staggered on top of each other. Use 3 zip ties to connect the trunks of the trees.
Put a few plastic shopping bags inside the top of the Santa hat, making it fuller.
Hot glue the hat to the tree branches. Make sure to glue every section where the hat would meet the branches.
Add a dab of hot glue to the ping pong ball and place it on the middle of tree branches, just under the hat. Press firmly so it adheres well. This will be the Santa nose.
Add hot glue to the pine pick and place it inside the white rim of the hat.
Cut off the pom pom at the end of the hat and hot glue the bell on.
Make a small twine bow and hot glue it, where you placed the pine pick.
Cut a piece of twine and hot glue it to the backside of the wreath so that it can hang.
Notes For Making A Dollar Tree Santa Gnome Wreath
- We found our Santa hat at the Dollar Tree, but at this time of year, you can find them just about anywhere.
- If you cannot find the white mini Christmas trees at your local Dollar Tree, look for a small green tree and paint it with white acrylic paint, NOT flocking.
- When you use the zip ties on the tree, trim the excess back as close to the base as you can. This will help keep the wreath flush when you hang it.
More Christmas Crafts You May Like
- The Best Christmas Shirt SVG: This is a great beginner project for Cricut users. We walk you through the steps to make several free shirts for Christmas. My favorite is the “Most Likely To Peek At The Gifts” file. This one suits me to a “T”.
- Buffalo Check Christmas Truck for Cricut: I am slightly obsessed with this vintage truck design which you can use for the Cricut or Silhouette machine, sublimation, print, cut, or holiday decoupage. We made an adorable apron to use while baking Christmas goodies this year.
- Only a Morning Person on Christmas SVG: One of our favorite items to share with you, especially during the holidays, is our free SVG files for your favorite cutting machine. This cute saying would look great with a tee shirt and pajamas or as a cute top to wear all day on Christmas.
- Mug with a Free Christmas SVG: We will show you how to make the cutest mug to keep or share in about 10 minutes. This craft would make a great teacher’s gift filled with goodies and a favorite coffee shop gift card. And did I mention this is a free file? That means you just need to grab a few mugs from the Dollar Tree and you can share this with all your friends and family.
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