Snowflake Decorative Ornament Craft

Lets’ Make A snowflake!!

What You Need

Rotary cutter ( scissors)
cutting mat
12×12-inch square of card stock ( white)
Quilling tool ( or small dowel with a slot cut in the end)
Craft glue
Adhesive spray
Fine glitter: ( I like silver)

Let’s make It! Using a rotary cutter, cut seven 1/4×12-inch strips from white card stock. From these strips, cut the following: one 6-inch-long strip (center round); eight 3-inch-long strips (arms); four 6-inch-long strips (scrolls); four 3-inch-long strips (teardrops); and four 2-inch-long strips (marquise shapes).
For round: Using a quilling tool, begin rolling a 6-inch strip from one end. Roll strip into a tight circle. Finished center round should be 5/8 inch wide. Use a dot of glue to secure end; let glue dry.
For arms: Roll one end of a 3-inch strip around quilling tool twice. At opposite end, roll strip around tool until finished arm is 1 inch long. Make eight. Glue arms together in pairs (see above photo). Glue the bottom of arms in place around the center circle.
For scrolls: Fold a 6-inch strip in half. Roll each end to the center. Make four.
Glue bottoms of scrolls to bottoms of arms near the center round, as shown. Let glue set. Glue sides of scrolls to arms, as shown.
For teardrops: Using a 3-inch strip, make a 1/2-inch round. Pinch one side into a point. Make four.Glue the teardrops between rolled ends of scrolls.
For marquise shapes: Using a 2-inch strip, make a 1/2-inch round. Pinch opposite sides into points. Make four.
Glue marquise shapes to ends of arms. Let it dry overnight.

Spray one side of ornament with adhesive and sprinkle with glitter; let dry. Turn over ornament and repeat on opposite side.
Takes time but the end result is worth the wait. Add it to your gifts, tie it on your tree, or tie it anywhere you want to decorate. It’s not just for Christmas.
For something a little simpler Try this simple snowflake ornament ( I bet you used to make them as a child)
Pipe Cleaner Snowflake
What You Need
Wire cutter or pair of old scissors
Three 6-inch pieces of pipe cleaner, plus six 2 1/2-inch pieces, six 2-inch pieces, and six 1 1/2-inch pieces
Needle nose pliers
Cord or ribbon
Let’s Make It!
Using a wire cutter (or old scissors) cut three 6-inch pieces of pipe cleaner. Then cut six 2 1/2-inch pieces, six 2-inch pieces, and six 1 1/2-inch pieces.  Twist 6-inch pieces together at their midpoints to make a six-spoked asterisk. Tighten twist by clamping down with needle nose pliers.  Center one 2 1/2-inch piece at the midpoint of a spoke, and twist onto spoke. Tighten twist with needle nose pliers. Repeat on remaining 5 spokes. About 1/2 inch from an arm attached in step 3 (toward spoke’s tip), center one 2-inch piece, and twist onto spoke. Tighten twist with needle nose pliers. Repeat on remaining 5 spokes.  About 1/2 inch from an arm attached in step 4 (toward spoke’s tip), center one 1 1/2-inch piece, and twist onto spoke. Tighten twist with needle nose pliers. Repeat on remaining 5 spokes. Trim arms if needed. 
To hang, glue a loop of ribbon or cord to the back of a spoke.

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  1. Odie Langley says:

    The first one seems a little tough but will start on the snowflake. You are good girl.

  2. Beautiful!

  3. welcome to my world of poetry says:

    Really wonderful..


  4. Jennifer Shirk says:

    Oh my gosh, now they are clever and lovely ornaments to make!

  5. What a great deal of patience. Patience which is always worn out on me due to two kiddos!

  6. Beautiful snowflakes. Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am now following you.

  7. A multi-dimensional life says:

    Simply beautiful Katherine!
    Thank you!

  8. Wow! I love the first snow flake! I am definitely going to try and tackle that! Thanks for following me!

  9. My attempt at The Julie/Julia project says:

    Wow… u have a wonderful site and a beautiful blog :)
    i am flattered :)
    Thanks for stopping by blog and ur appreciation :)

  10. lauren bergold says:

    rats! i'm going to HAVE TO learn quilling now…JUST so i can make one of these ♥GLORIOUS♥ snowflakes! (& it's all your fault!!!) :) :) :)

  11. The Party of Five says:

    Amazing! Beautiful! Thank you for sharing. Thank you for stopping by my blog and letting me find your blog. I can't wait to see what other things you share.

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    these are so cute. ill have to make some for next christmas

  14. These snowflakes are gorgeous! Definitely want to try these this winter! Thanks!

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