It’s Monday afternoon and somehow, I think I feel even more busy than I did last week when I filled you guys in on my crazy week.
I thought it was crazy then, but Mat got sick over the weekend and my plans of a super productive two days got pushed to the back burner. I did manage to finish painting my bedroom and hang a ceiling fan so I will still count it as successful!
Today you are going to get a little peek into the snowflakes that I made for my family last year. I love this tradition and already have this years ornament almost complete. I can’t spill the beans on it though until after everyone receives them!
Sadly, I don’t have any progress shots because I wasn’t blogging last year, but I still plan to tell you just what I did so that you can learn from my mistakes before you make them. I always tend to learn things the hard way and then have to do twice the work.
DIY Clothespin Snowflake
- Remove metal spring from clothespins. This doesn’t take as much effort as you might think and can be knocked out quickly.
- If you intend to stain your clothespin pieces, do so now!!! I messed up here and glued everything then when Mat stained them for me (I was around 7 or 8 months pregnant at the time), the stain ate at the glue and they all fell apart. I may have cried.
- Once the stain has dried completely, use hot glue to glue two pieces together, back to back.
- After you have all your snowflake extensions, you will start making the snowflake shape. Start by making a “t” shape and then ad the remaining four pieces.
- Although you can’t see it well in the photo, I sprayed a fine gold glitter on mine. If you want to add anything like that, do so now.
And there you have it, some awesome, inexpensive gifts! It’s funny to think about how similar the colors are from last year and this years ornaments. I say ornament, but I never put mine in my tree, I just use it in my decor that’s laying out.
Let me know if you give this craft a try!
Do you have any Christmas crafts you have done in the past that you loved? Are you making anything new this year?