Monday, February 6, 2012


   This comes from www.thatsmyletter.blogspot.com  .  Really cool and really retro looking. Enjoy!

Jaime's festive snowflakes are colorful, glittery and sure to add a touch of sparkle to your holiday decor. I love attaching ornaments to the tops of Christmas presents as a special additional treat and I can see a few of these being used this year. Please welcome Jaime.

Glittered snowflake ornaments.
Made from STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, wire hangers and glitter.

Simple, easy ornaments you can make to add sparkle anywhere for the holidays.

Inspired by the large bead snowflake from Pottery Barn:

You could glitter these any color to match your decor.

Here's how I made the ornaments:

Supplies needed:

- 1" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls

- 1 1/2" STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls

- STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam flat sheet goods (any size)

- Krylon spray glitter

- loose glitter

- wire hangers (& wire cutters)

- hot glue gun

- tiny measuring spoons or melon baller

1. Begin by cutting the wire hanger into pieces, one 5" piece and 4 - 2 1/2" pieces

2. Prepare the smaller balls.

Using a metal measuring spoon scoop out a small ball shape from the flat sheet:

Dig down deep and then twist in a circular motion:

This is what comes out.

3. Take the ball and roll it between your hands like a meatball to smooth the edges and achieve a nice rounded shape:

4. Make at least 6 1/2" balls and 6 3/4" balls:

5. Begin assembly.

Use the 5" wire piece and slide the balls on in this order:

(Use a drop of hot glue on the wire then slide the ball over the glue.)

6. Take the 2 1/2" wire and poke into side of large center ball.

Add same balls into place.

7. Repeat on other side for equality.

8. Spray the glitter spray paint onto the balls, then sprinkle loose glitter onto the paint.

(Do this in sections over a scrap paper to collect glitter for re-use.)

9. Make a resting cradle for the center ball with straight pins to let paint/glitter dry.

10. Hang using ribbon and a straight pin glued into the outer most ball.

Ready for Christmas.

A little STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam can go a long way.

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