Winter Snowflakes

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$10 on the 10th

 

Its $10 on the 10th! Where a few blogger friends and I share fun decor, ideas and crafts for under $10.00. This months theme was Winter Blues/ Winter decor. Nothing helps beat those Winter blues like a little decorating that makes you smile. I recently painted a few winter snowflakes and put them in an unusual place!paint, paintbrush, snowflake

 

The best part about this project is that it was super easy, especially since it gave a lot of wow factor to my decor.

This would be the perfect craft for younger children as well as adults!

Here are the supplies that you will need to make your own:

Wooden snowflake cutouts. I found mine here.

Twine

White paint

Holographic glitter paint

Paint brush

That’s it!

paint, snowflake

 

Step 1:

Paint your snowflakes white.

I gave each of my snowflakes 2 coats of white acrylic paint on each side.

wooden snowflake

 

Since I loved the dark brown edges, I didn’t paint those.

The brown edges give the snowflakes a rustic look that I love at this time of year.

I will admit that my first instinct was to put glue on the edges and dip them in big chunky white glitter.

However, I’m looking for a little less glam and glitz now that Christmas is over.

paintbrush, snowflakes

 

 

Step 2:

Paint with holographic glitter paint.

Give each side of the snowflake a coat of the glitter paint.

Make sure to let each side dry thoroughly before painting the other side!

I know!

I said a little LESS glam and glitz, not NO glam or glitz! Ha!

It’s hard to see it in this photo, but the holographic glitter really sparkles and shines!

snowflakes

 

Step 3:

Thread  twine through your snowflakes, tying off the ends of the twine.

My snowflakes came with 9 pieces of 13″ twine, however you can use twine, ribbon, baker’s twine – basically whatever you have on hand.

snowflakes, chandelier

 

Step 4:

Hang your snowflakes!

While I hung mine on my chandelier in my breakfast room, I think these would look super cute in other places too.

Nestled in greenery on a fireplace mantle, string them on a 6 ft length of twine and hang them as a garland on the mantle, if you still have your trees up they would make great ornaments.

How about hanging them from a topiary or potted tree on your porch?

chandelier, snowflakes

See?

I told you they give  a lot of bang for your buck!

 

Now, please join me in visiting the other blog hoppers and see what fun Winter blues items they’re sharing!

Allyson @ Southern Sunflowers

Patti @ Pandora’s Box

Anne @  The Apple Street Cottage

Barbara @ French Ethereal

 

Until next time…

Tammy from Patina and Paint

8 Comments

    1. Thank you Ann! I keep eyeing my little pine tree on the covered back porch thinking how cute they would look on it. Decisions, decisions. Thanks for stopping by and I loved doing $10 on the 10th with you!

  1. Tammy, such a cute idea and I did see some snowflakes similar over the holidays but didn’t pick them up (they were wood and kinda brown; just never thought about painting them!). Will have to look for them next year… I’m feeling a Nordic theme for then… ;)’ I do love a bit of glitter and we need sparkles all throughout the year!!! Happy to be with you on today’s $10 on the 10th…

    Enjoy your pretty breakfast room and I LOVE the chandelier,
    Hugs,
    Barb 🙂

    1. Thank you Barbara. The chandelier is my favorite thing in the entire room. My MIL picked it up for me at an estate sale. I LOVE it!

    1. Thanks Terrie. They look much better in person… or should I say a little more shiny? lol. Hope you had a great weekend!

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