I’ll be honest; the majority of my love for the holiday season stems from my love of holiday candy. I mean, I love making fudge from scratch (almost) as much as I love eating it!
But this year, I’ve gotten a lot more excited than usual about decorating. Maybe it’s that our new house with it’s beautiful entryway and stair case just begs to be decked out in holiday swag. Like hot glue snowflake ornaments!
Of course, when I say I’ve been decorating, you have to understand, that this is coming from someone who never decorates, and to date, I’ve spent exactly $4 plus tax – including this hot glue snowflake project – thanks in large part to the grapevine and mistletoe wreath that didn’t cost a dime.
Hot Glue Snowflake Ornaments
- Hot Glue Gun
- Hot Glue Sticks
- Piece of glass (mirror, glass from picture
- Paper and marker (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
Draw basic snowflake shapes on paper with a marker, and slide them under the glass. (Skip this step if you feel confident with your made glue-gun free-handing skills)
I found it easiest to draw a basic six-pronged shape and free-hand the rest.
Glue your snowflake onto the glass. Get creative and make a bunch of different patterns!
Quickly sprinkle with glitter (if desired). The glitter is optional of course, but I love the way it makes the snowflake sparkle on the tree when the lights are lit behind it. I know it’s hard to see in the pictures, but it’s really beautiful!
Shake off excess glitter into a container for reuse.
Peel snowflake from glass. You’ll probably end up with a bit of residue from the glue stuck on the glass, as you can see in the top picture, but it will scrub off, and I didn’t find it necessary to wash it between snowflakes.
Tie a piece of thread to one of the snowflake “prongs” and hang it up!
You’re done! Enjoy your homemade super-cheap, but oh-so-pretty hot glue snowflakes!
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