This weeks theme was 'deck the halls' and our project instructions were to DIY something new to deck your halls with. If I'm being completely honest, I wasn't even sure I was going to have a project to share this week but I do and it's a jumbo glittery snowflake!
Here's what I used to make it:
- A hot glue gun + glue stick refills
- Glitter, $2.99 @ Michael's
- Semi-gloss paint (Tip: use spray paint instead -- it's faster and easier)
- Jumbo wood craft sticks, $4.99 - 50% off coupon = $2.49 @ Michael's
- A small foam brush, 49¢ @ Michael's
Sidenote: buy a protractor or dig around your house and find one to use. I didn't and it was a pain to figure out the angles of the sticks which is why my snowflake is "off" -- we'll say it has "character" ;)
Anyway, I started by adding a small amount of hot glue to the end of one craft stick:
And sticking another one on top:
Another sidenote: ignore my wrinkled tablecloth! I wasn't sure if the hot glue would hurt my granite countertops or not so I laid the tablecloth down for protection.
I repeated this 3 times until I had 3 longer craft sticks to make the center of the snowflake with:
I started by gluing two of the longer sticks together at an angle. I tried measuring each side to make sure they were even but it didn't work so this is where the protractor tip comes in handy:
I hot glued the remaining long craft stick on top of the two angled ones until I had an asterisk shape:
Then I started hot gluing additional craft sticks off of the asterisk shape that formed diamonds:
I kept gluing:
Until I had formed a Star of David shape (sort of):
Then I started gluing additional craft sticks to the ends of the original asterisk shape:
After those were added, I glued another craft stick onto the edge followed by two craft sticks that formed a wide V shape:
I kept doing this until I was starting to form a snowflake that was falling off of my countertop:
Once the snowflake shape was finished, I brought it out to my garage to start painting it white.
Like I said above, use spray paint if you can. I had two cans of white spray paint on hand but one was actually empty and the others nozzle was so clogged that no paint would come out so I ended up brushing on two coats of semi-gloss latex paint:
Which I then sprinkled with glitter!
I let everything dry before hanging it on my front door:
It's far from perfect but I think it's cute in it's own little way :)
I'm sharing this project at the Dare to DIY party hosted by Decor and the Dog, Maybe Matilda, Newly Woodwards, and Two Twenty One!