Recycled Snowflake Ornament


Recycled Snowflake Ornament

This snowflake ornaments diy craft video tutorial is the finishing touch to make your winter merry and bright ;)

Recycled Snowflake Ornament
Recycled Snowflake Ornament

Gather up your favorite buttons and an empty cereal box for your next round of Christmas ornament crafts. A Recycled Snowflake Ornament from Heidi Borchers is a frugal option for budget-conscious crafters. Hang this elegant piece on your tree for a touch of fun. Customize the piece with craft wire and rhinestones - no two snowflakes should look the same.



Materials List

  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue
  • Cereal box
  • Scissors
  • Craft sticks
  • Pencil (for tracing pattern)
  • Acrylic paint (white) and paint brush
  • Paper plate
  • Glitter – iridescent
  • Wax paper
  • White buttons – (plain and decorative – our buttons are from Blumenthal Lansing)
  • Rhinestones
  • Toothpick (for applying glue to back of rhinestones)
  • Craft wire
  • Round nose pliers
  • Rhinestones by the yard

Recycled Button Snowflake Ornaments Video Tutorial


  1. Cut cereal box so that it lays flat.

  2. Lay three craft sticks on plain side of cereal box overlapping to create snowflake pattern. Use pencil to trace around craft sticks.

  3. Use scissors to cut out design.

  4. Paint front of snowflake with acrylic paint. Let dry. Paint back of snowflake. Let dry.

  5. Brush glue to front of snowflake. Hold over paper plate and sprinkle with glue. Shake off excess and let glue dry.

  6. Stack buttons into desired patterns.

  7. Glue fancy button in center of snowflake. Glue stacked buttons onto snowflake. Glue rhinestones on top of buttons. Let dry.

  8. Cut approximately 6″ length of wire. Use pliers to swirl ends. Fold in half and glue to back side of snowflake. Repeat to complete design.

  9. Cut length of rhinestones by the yard and glue to back of snowflake. Let glue dry.

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One of our favorite eco-friendly craft projects is creating Recycled Snowflake Ornaments. If you enjoy making these ornaments, we have some other craft project ideas that you might love too!

For readers who enjoy creating Recycled Snowflake Ornaments, we recommend trying your hand at making DIY Upcycled Gift Tags. You can use leftover materials like cardboard, fabric scraps, and old holiday cards to create unique and personalized gift tags that will make your presents stand out. This project is perfect for those who love adding a personal touch to their gifts and want to reduce waste during the holiday season.

Another fun craft project idea for fans of Recycled Snowflake Ornaments is creating a Recycled Paper Garland. You can use old newspapers, magazines, or even junk mail to create a beautiful and sustainable decoration for any occasion. Whether you're celebrating a birthday, a holiday, or just want to add a pop of color to your home, this project is a great way to get creative while being mindful of the environment.

If you enjoy making Recycled Snowflake Ornaments, you might also like trying your hand at creating DIY Recycled Glass Bottle Candle Holders. Simply clean out empty glass bottles, decorate them with paint, glitter, or other embellishments, and add a candle to create a cozy and sustainable lighting option for your home. This project is perfect for adding a touch of warmth and ambiance to any room, and they make great handmade gifts for friends and family.

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That's a pretty and frugal idea! It looks easy, too, but I think I might use some colored buttons (sparingly) instead of all white buttons with the rhinestones on top, but I'd like to see a bigger picture of it. This would make a pretty garland for the window or individual ornaments for the tree.


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