This weekend I started working decorating my house for Christmas. This year I am doing blue and silver and I wanted to do some of my own projects. I found a great deal on popsicle sticks (150 for .75!) so I bought a ton and started looking for ideas for things to make out of them. Here are some of the results:
I ended up making 3 giant snowflakes to hang on the wall, 18 mini snowflakes to hang on the tree and a star for the top of the tree all out of snowflakes. Here are some pictures of the giant snowflake building process.
- About 110 popsicle sticks
- Gray and blue craft paint
- Blue and Clear Glitter Glue
- Paint Brushes
- Hot Glue Gun
- Rhinestone stickers
- Ornament Hooks
For the snowflakes, I was inspired by Crafty Nest – you can actually see complete instructions for some of the designs on there – as well as more design ideas. I choose to paint mine in a blue gray color and then add a coat of glitter paint for shine. I used clear glitter on the larger two and blue glitter paint on the smaller one. One they were done, I used blue ribbon to hang them.
For the tree ornaments, we made three versions: blue with clear glitter and clear rhinestones, blue with clear glitter and blue rhinestones and grey with blue glitter and blue rhinestones. I used 3 sticks for each ornament and hot glued a wire ornament hook to the back of each ornament for hanging.
Pictures of the Snowflakes finished and hung.
Pictures of our Christmas tree with a popsicle stick star with popsicle stick snowflake ornaments.