Giant Craft Stick Snowflakes
I could hardly wait to show you this Popsicle stick craft! These snowflakes are fun, easy, and so inexpensive to make. The smallest snowflake is 12 inches across; the largest is 24 inches. I had some rhinestones left over from my Christmas tree advent calendar, so I glued some at the tips of each white snowflake. You could also coat them in glitter or fake snow. And why stop with snowflakes? You could make stars, wreaths, or Christmas trees decked with lightweight ornaments. Hang them in your window, over a door instead of a wreath, or from the ceiling.
How to make giant craft stick snowflakes
Supplies and tools
- craft sticks
- hot glue gun and glue
- fishing line
- clear cellophane tape
- 3/8- to 1/2-inch-wide holiday ribbon
- red and white paint (I used Benjamin Moore Aura Steam [AF-15] and Caliente [AF-290])
- round 12mm rhinestones
- double-stick foam tape
- small paintbrush
- drop cloth or newspaper
All my snowflakes are based on three basic patterns, which I will call star, hexagon, and rotated hexagon.
The Rotated Hexagon
1. Using a small paintbrush, paint two coats of paint on each side, including the edges. I recommend spray paint instead because it’s easier and faster, but severe weather prohibited spray paint in my case. Let dry.