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Monday, November 17, 2014

DIY Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornament

What does it feel like living in a country where Christmas is celebrated as early as September? I think you can guess it right. It feels totally awesome! Chances are, you get to hear Jingle Bells while shopping for Halloween costumes or see a full display of colorful lanterns on the streets even before Halloween. For me, it gives excitement and a cheerful disposition towards others. Anyway, like I said, Christmas is earlier here than any other part of the world, so we already erected our tree and slowly hang ornaments. This years Christmas tree theme is winter wonderland. You guys must have seen my DIY Christmas balls in our bare tree. Today, I am sharing an easy tutorial of the additional decor we hung to our 6 feet faux evergreen-- glue snowflakes.








They can be frosty.





They can be clear.





So easy to make.


You will need:
glue sticks
glue gun
big ceramic plate
small knife
scissors
string
decorating materials like sequins and beads (optional)







Here's how:
1. Create a design at the back of the plate. Allow it to dry before scraping off.
2. Apply more more glue by tracing the back, creating a snowflake which is strong enough to stand.
3. Add sequins or bead to decorate. I used sand for my frosty snowflakes.
4. Tie the snowflake with a string before hanging in the tree.



Trust me. This is a very cheap project with a beautiful outcome. Wait until my next Christmas entry to see what I'm talking about! :)

15 comments:

  1. Hmmm, I'm interested to try this out. And maybe, get a couple of glue guns for the kids to do it with me. :)

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    1. Just be careful with the guns. They can be very hot. I burned myself a couple of times doing this. Huhu.

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  2. Now this would be pergect for our frosted Christmas tree! :)

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  3. Ohhh cute idea! Sayang we don't have glue guns anymore but I really want to try doing them! Thanks for this :D

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    1. Welcome. Glue guns are cheap. Get it from National Bookstore! :)

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  4. Ooohhh! I love this idea! I want to change our Christmas decor this year and this would be the perfect replacement. I'm going to try to do this with my kids. It's so easy and cheap too!

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  5. We don't have our tree out yet! I'll suggest this to my Mom who's crafty too!

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  6. Wow- this is such a great idea for my two homeschoolers! But, I'm scared of the glue gun as I got burned too before! Pero, try ko pa rin! hehehe #stubbornmum

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    1. My 6 yo wanted to help me with this project but scared she'll burn herself by accident. My advice: allow them to help but with the decoration or attachment of string only. It is safer that way. Hehe.

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  7. Cool idea! I have fear of glue guns though. I had like two in the past and both of them short circuited on me.

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  8. What an excellent idea! Thanks for sharing it. I've been wanting to add more decorations to the tree and this seems easy enough.

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  9. Jingke! Delayed comment but at least now, we've met! hehehe :) This is a very good idea by the way! Will try it out if ever we choose a winter Christmas theme at home! :)

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