A French Country Winter Sprinkled With Snowflakes
I absolutely love this photo shared by Anthropologie. Gosh I wish I had the patience to make this many snowflakes.
Today I want to share a bunch of DIY projects with you on making gorgeous snowflakes for your home this winter.
Hot Glue Snowflakes
These amazing snowflakes are so simple to make for your windows.
All you need to do is find a simple snowflake on your computer - google snowflakes and print. Then place this under parchment paper and trace over the pattern with your glue gun. Make sure that the glue is thick because the strands won't stick together. Allow all of your snowflakes to dry completely. Then place two dabs of hot glue on the back and stick to your windows.
How beautiful is this snowflake? I've actually made one of these and only one because it was a little time consuming.
Pipe Cleaner Snowflakes
You will need to translate these instructions because there written in spanish.
Aren't these beautiful. I love how there a cream color rather than white. These are very simple to make.
Start with finding simple snowflakes on your computer and printing out in the size snowflakes you'd like to make. Then place this under the parchment paper.
Now lay your popsicle sticks across this pattern. Begin with placing a button in the middle with lots of hot glue to glue all of your popsicle sticks together and allow to completely dry. IF YOU TRY MOVING BEFORE IT'S DRY - IT WILL FALL APART. Now you can begin gluing on your buttons. I would suggest first laying out your different size buttons first, then gluing.
Paper Towel/Toilet Paper Cardboard Rolls Snowflakes
These are super simple to make. Start collecting a lot of toilet paper and paper towel cardboard rolls. Take one and flatten it. Cut into 1/4" - 1/2" pieces. Keep cutting until you have a lot of pieces. Now lay out like the one's seen above. Once your happy with the layout, begin hot gluing the tips of one end of your rolls together. Continue hot gluing the pieces together.
Glitter Wood Snowflakes
I don't know if these wood snowflakes are still available at your local craft store now after Christmas. If not, you can easily buy these on Amazon. All you do is paint white glue onto your wood snowflakes, then sprinkle on your silver, or whatever color glitter you've purchased and allow to thoroughly dry. After their dry, shake off the excess glitter and seal them by painting over the glitter with some watered down glue and allowing to dry.
Making and designing your own paper snowflakes isn't difficult. Begin with making your paper into a square, then begin folding it in half, then bring one corner up and fold, then bring the other corner up and fold - now bring both of these folds together to make one triangle. Now keep folding the triangle in half till you reach a thickness that your comfortable in cutting. Now just cut shapes into it like shown above. You can also make circular cuts. Finally, undo your paper and lie flat.
Snowflake Gift Tags
If any of you have birthdays in January and February, as well as December of course - you can make these gorgeous little gift tags with the paper snowflakes that you've learned to make here. Just make them super small. The cardboard gift tags can be bought at Hobby Lobby.
How gorgeous is this wall decor? I love it. Again, I don't know if you'll find these plastic snowflakes in stores now after Christmas. If not, look on Amazon for them. This is easy right? Just string thin twine, or even thread through the snowflakes and wrap a long piece of ribbon through the pine cones. Finally, place the ribbon through the ends of the twine or thread so the snowflakes and pinecones are hung together and your long piece of ribbon drapes down over the pinecones. I'm not sure what the tie is at the top of this piece in the photo - so we're not going to worry about it.
I stumbled upon this photo of this gorgeous arrangement. I looked at it for a few seconds and thought - these look like poinsettias and these are exactly that - white poinsettias. If your interested in making these, there very simple. Start with purchasing some white poinsettias - silver, or gold glitter and white glue. Then simply brush the white glue that's been watered down a little onto the petals of the poinsettias. Then while wet, sprinkle on the silver or gold glitter and allow to dry.
Shake off the excess glitter and seal by going over the petals with watered down white glue and allowing to thoroughly dry.
I am so in love with this. I'm anxious to make one, but like in the above - not sure if I'll be able to find artificial pine right now. This entails using individual picks of pine and wiring together in the middle. Then hot gluing on the pine cones that will also help to hold the pine together. Then you can place white led lights in it. Making three of these and tying together with ribbon would also be gorgeous and a perfect adornment for your front door this winter.
Just as I suspected, you can buy a bunch of pine picks on Amazon for just $12.00 if you'd like to make one for the winter.
Speaking of Snowflakes
Don't you just love this? I certainly do. Make one easily with pieces of wood from Hobby Lobby and a little paint.
Create pieces like this so easily with either plastic snowflakes or the one's you made with hot glue, a few Christmas ornaments, white feathers and some silver beads. Of course you'll need a large glass container similar to this. Then, just do like they've done here. Pour in your silver beads, layered with snowflakes and white feathers with a few large ornaments on top. Add more snowflakes to the top over your ornaments.
Make a gorgeous winter snowflake wreath like this simply with purchasing a grapevine wreath - white acrylic paint and either plastic snowflakes or the hot glue snowflakes you made. Simply dry brush your wreath with the white paint, then hot glue on the snowflakes. REMEMBER - DRY BRUSHING IS USING VERY LITTLE PAINT ON YOUR BRUSH AND THEN JUST BRUSHING ALL OVER YOUR WREATH - APPLYING VERY LITTLE PAINT.
How beautiful are these? Perfect for your walls in winter, or on a bookshelf or simply propped against something on a side table.
Now I think you've come to realize that I'm all about easy projects that I can just snap out.
These are super simple to make and don't require a lot of materials. I'm actually changing the initial tutorial that I read to make it easier for you.
Simply remove the glass from your frames and make sure it's good and clean.
Take one stencil and lightly spray the spray adhesive to the back and allow to dry for a couple seconds - when you touch it - it should be tacky and not wet. Now place it onto the glass.
Now pour a little paint into a dish (this is acrylic paint, so it will easily wash off of any dish you use - it's not toxic) - take the pouncer and dip it into the paint and then on a paper towel.
Now pounce the paint over your stencil. Do this a couple times to ensure the color is nicely within the stencil. Remove the stencil immediately after painting and allow to dry completely. Follow these same steps for the rest of your frames and for putting more than one snowflake onto your glass.
Now I don't cook or bake, but I think with a snowflake cookie cutter and your favorite sugar cookie recipe - these are pretty simple.
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