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Let it Snow DIY Christmas Ornaments

A blizzard has never looked so cozy with these glitzy DIY snowflake ornaments!

Updated July 30, 2018
Let it Snow DIY Christmas Ornaments
Let it Snow DIY Christmas Ornaments
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If you want to turn your home into your very own winter wonderland, you'll be dazzled by these shimmering Let it Snow DIY Christmas Ornaments! With a little hot glue, some bean bag filler, and glitzy gem embellishments, these snowflake ornament crafts are a budget-friendly way to deck your halls in the holiday spirit. This simple ornament tutorial comes with 14 printable 6-pointed snowflake designs, so each of your ornaments will have its own character. Hang them on the Christmas tree, from the ceiling, or along the edge of your entryway. You can bedeck your entire home in a wintry blizzard for a sparkle that will last all season long!

 

Estimated Cost$31+

Time to CompleteIn an evening

MaterialsCraft Foam, Other

Primary TechniqueDIY Craft

Beginner

SeasonWinter

HolidayChristmas

Age GroupPre-Teens, Teens

Project TypeMake a Project

Materials List

  • Poly-Fil Biggie Bean Bag Filler
  • Clear round gems with a sticky back
  • Round pearl stickers (white)
  • 30 Gauge wire (silver)
  • 8'' Non-stick scissors
  • Flat nose┬ápliers
  • Wire cutters
  • Hot glue gun with glue

Instructions

  1. Place the following materials on a flat work surface:

    1. Poly-Fil Biggie Bean Bag Filler
    2. Hot glue gun with glue
    3. Gems
    4. Pearls

  2. Hot glue the Poly-Fil Biggie Bean Bag Filler pieces together in the form of the 6-point snow crystal patterns provided. Each snow crystal design has a pattern, creating 14'' in all. The patterns show the placement for each filler piece. Filler pieces should be glued to expose the top or side. The 6-pointed design will be made using the tops of filler pieces only.

  3. Start by placing a drop of hot glue on the side of one bean bag filler piece.

    Note: The hot glue will slightly melt the filler pieces. If using a temperature-controlled glue gun, sue the low setting to minimize melting.

  4. Place a second bean bag filler piece on top of the hot glue. Press together.

  5. Repeat Step 3 on the second filler piece.

  6. Place glued filler piece to the left side of the first glued piece, resulting in a triangle formation.

  7. Continue adding filler pieces, gluing each to the left of the prior one. Do this until you have a formation of one center filler piece surrounded by six filler pieces. This design will look like a flower.

  8. Hot glue two filler pieces to each of the six outer pieces, thereby forming the six-pointed design.

  9. If using a sheet of gems, cut the adhesive strip using the non-stick scissors.

  10. Place a sticker gem on top of each filler piece. The gems will add weight and structure to the snow crystal.

    Note: Snow crystals are delicate due to the lightweight filler pieces. If any additional structure is desired, thread a thin wire through the filler beads.

  11. Create the hanger by threading a 3.5'' piece of the 30-gauge silver wire through a top filler bead. Lightly twist the ends together. Bend the twisted ends into a hook using the flat nose pliers.

  12. Continue making snow crystals. Follow the patterns below or create your own designs. Decorate each with gems and/or pearl stickers. Embellish one or both sides.

What's your favorite snowflake craft to make? Let us know below in the comments!

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I love to crochet snowflakes to hang on the Christmas tree. They're so beautiful and delicate.

My favorite snowflake crafts to make are cut paper snowflakes!

This is adorable, looks like a lot of glueing. I have not looked or seen for the balls. I did copy pattern and used it for another Fava pattern with recycled buttoms. So thank you for both patterns

Christmas ornaments

One year I made mini marshmallow snow flakes with my daughter. It was an easy and fun craft to make and it was edible.

I love making clear ball ornaments with artificial snow in them, but this is a great idea to try.

My favorite snowflake thing to make is earrings...glitz or not.

My favorite snowflake craft is crocheting snowflakes!

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