It’s only the 2nd of December, and yet I feel like I’ve been making snowflakes for freaking years. I don’t think I’m ever going to get the glue out of my hair.
I’m on the
last steps, though, before these gorgeous ornaments will be ready to sell – adding the hanging loops on each snowflake, and then… The Glittering.
The Glittering is not necessarily a necessary step, either – I just like to make things longer and more drawn-out, I think. The process is a little stinky, too. I have yet to meet a can of adhesive glitter that doesn’t make me feel like I’ve sacrificed a million brain-cells to get a headache, even with all the windows open.
I use a good, sturdy cardboard box to contain a small snowfall of ornaments. I punched three holes through two opposite sides of the box and inserted dowelling rods through – I hang three snowflakes evenly along each rod, for a total of nine, and then I shake the can, hold my breath, and glitter the shit outta them.
God, I hate the smell, but I can’t not add glitter to a snowflake; I just can’t. Not. Can’t not.
Anyway, it’s an interesting (and breath-taking, har-har) process, and I thought I’d blog about it, and post some pics.
These ornaments will sell this year for $5 each, or 6 for $25, because one should always get a deal for buying more, in my opinion.
These are the materials I used to make these snowflake ornaments, purchased on Amazon and in local craft supply stores.
White School Glue – as a stiffening agent
Magic® Pins – these are by far the best pins for stiffening snowflakes!
Project Board – a macrame board that I wrap in plastic film to pin out the drying snowflakes while they stiffen up.
Crystal String – stretch cord for hanging loops
Bamboo Campfire Skewers – For the glittering box. I use these for houseplants and in the garden too.
Krylon Glitter Shimmer Opulent Opal