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Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Wooden Snowflakes From Scrap Wood


Happy Tuesday!  I'm SO excited to share this next project with you all.  The other day, while the snow was falling outside, the kids and I were crafting inside.  I don't know about you, but there's nothing better than a snowy winter day to put me in the crafting mood.

This fun project was inspired by the wooden snowflakes that Pauline from My Altered State has been creating.  Have you seen her snowflakes?  That girl is super talented and completely inspired me to make my own.

Thankfully, I've been keeping all my wood scraps in a bucket just in case I got inspired to create something with them.  I dug through the bucket and found a bunch of small pieces that were perfect for building a wooden snowflake.  I started with two large pieces and twelve smaller pieces of wood, but quickly my snowflake evolved to also include craft sticks and wooden beads.
For the base of my snowflake I crossed the two long pieces of wood and secured them with wood glue and a nail.
I then added the smaller pieces of wood to the center and ends.

I had planned on stopping at this point, but my snowflake looked a little drab.  That's when I came up with the idea of adding wooden beads and craft sticks, which completely transformed my boring snowflake.

I debated wether or not to leave the snowflake as is (I actually liked the weathered wood look), paint it white or add glass glitter.  Well, the glass glitter won.  I didn't have spray adhesive, so I just painted on a thin layer of Mod Podge and sprinkled the glitter on top.
I nailed a piece of ribbon to the back of the snowflake then attached the ribbon to the back of the mirror with duct tape.  Seriously, is there anything that duct tape can't do?  I love that stuff.


I just love how the snowflake reflects on the mirror and the glass glitter adds just the right amount of sparkle.

18 comments:

  1. SO pretty Katie! LOVE that sparkle!!!

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  2. Must go buy glass glitter now! Love it Katie!

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    1. Yes, that stuff is amazing! Thanks so much for stopping by Emily!

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  3. Really cute -- and it's perfect hanging in front of that mirror!
    - Lora

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    1. Thanks Lora! The mirror definitely sets off the snowflake and sparkles.

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  4. I know I've said it before, but I swear you can make anything out of an old pallet or scraps of wood! I love the glass glitter addition. So pretty!!! -Amy

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  5. Love how clear your step by step instructions are. Hopping over from #MotivationalMonday!

    Amanda
    www.queenofthelandoftwigsnberries.com

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  6. Katie you are so talented! I have a bucket of pallet scraps that would be great for a project like this!

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    1. Thank you Rebekah. I love that you have a bucket of pallet scraps too :)

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  7. So pretty and unique, you are really a master at wood!

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  8. This is SO cute, Katie! So smart to use up scrap wood for this. :) Loving that sparkle, too! Thanks for sharing it with us at Motivational Monday! Hope to see you again tomorrow! :)

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    1. Also forgot to mention we are featuring these lovely snowflakes at Motivational Monday tonight! :)

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  9. These are so cute, Katie! I'm going to go browse through out my scrap pile today!

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