Saturday, 12 December 2015

Glittery snowflakes



Make yourself a merry little Christmas. 24 days of gifts and makes to create a frugal home made Christmas.

DAY TWELVE:

Hot glue snowflakes



Snowflakes Ornaments

You will need:
Clear hot glue sticks
Hot glue gun
Baking paper
Surface that can take a bit of heat
String
Wet glue
Glitter


Method:
Draw out a snowflake shape on baking paper. Keep the shape simple and not too large. You can make a large snowflake but you will have to keep thickening it with the hot glue. A smaller shape requires only a few layers of hot glue.

Using your hot glue trace the snowflake shape. Work from the centre out, and then let it cool. Add another layer of hot glue tracing the snowflake shape as before. Keep this method going until you feel the snowflake has enough thickness.

Add a hanging loop at the top using a dollop of hot glue to secure.

Let cool.

Peel off the snowflake from the baking paper. Pull away any unwanted hot glue strings.

Once cool, using your wet glue coat the snowflake, then before the glue dries sprinkle glitter over the entire snowflake. Let dry. Make sure the snowflake is well covered and there is no hot glue showing. Do this front and back. If you don’t want your glitter to flake off you can also brush over a coat of artist acrylic varnish.




I hope everyone is having a good day or evening where ever you are.

2 comments:

  1. Clever. I am showing my girls this as i am pretty sure they will want to make some.

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    1. Phil,
      thanks. Be warned, glitter gets every where.
      - Shiralee.

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