12.02.2011

Snowflake Wreath Tutorial

A while back on Pinterest, I stumbled upon this beauty. 

{Inspiration for this project can be found here and here.}
So when we went to my parents for the Thanksgiving Holiday, I packed up my Popsicle sticks, white paint, glitter, and blingin' rhinestones. Yes, ma'am. That's all you need for this little project. I am for real. Those are really Popsicle sticks. 

My mom was so excited when I told her that we were going to be making these. They were so fun and easy to make, we made a couple a piece. 

First, we warmed up the hot glue gun, and I started out by laying out all of the Popsicle sticks to make that snowflake pattern. 

Then, I started gluing all of the "V" pieces together. I laid them on top of each other while the hot glue was still tacky so I could make sure all of them were the same size. 

Next, I started gluing the "V" pieces together to make diamonds. Here is my mom showing how to do it. 

The next step was what my mom called "the chicken feet". These are the long end pieces of the snowflake. I wanted to reinforce these ends. I was worried that they would be flimsy and snap if handled with the slightest bit of roughness. 

After all of the smaller pieces were made I glued them together to make the snowflake. 
Here is it all put together and painted white. 

My mom's turned out a little bit different. Her snowflake had seven points in the center instead of six. 


I tried to take pictures of the final steps, but they just didn't turn out. After the flat white paint dried, we used a frosty, pearly, silvery, white paint to adhere snow-like white glitter to the snowflakes. We also blinged things up a bit more by adding rhinestones. 

Want to know a secret tip for keeping the glitter from falling off? Give the whole thing a spritz of hairspray! 

Here is the finished product. It is so much more beautiful in person. The photo does not do it justice. 


I also made one that I chose not to paint, leaving it all-natural. I used tiny gold rhinestones on all of the points. It has a totally different look, but I think I like it just as well. 

There you have it! Christmas decorating doesn't get much more easier or inexpensive than that. Thanks for being here!

2 comments:

  1. Soo cute the snow flack turned out soo cute! One day when my life isn't speeding past me I really doo want to try this one out, I love how yours turned out!

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  2. Thanks, Jamie! I am so far behind still on Christmas decorating, but I am determined to keep the Christmas spirit in our new tiny apartment!

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