Hello everyone! Today, I have a quick and easy Christmas project to share with you. Halloween is right around the corner and before with know it we will be celebrating Thanksgiving and then Christmas. I love decorating for the holiday but some of the home decor and decoration can be a little spendy so I love doing DIY projects. Especially if I find something really inexpensive like items from the dollar store and I can put a creative spin on it to create something beautiful for the home. Today, I am going to share with you how I used snowflakes from the dollar store and added some embellishment to make some beautiful ornaments for the tree.
Here is the snowflake from the dollar store. It's just a simple plastic glittery snowflake. Pretty on it's own and full of sparkle when the lights from the tree hit all the glitter. But think of all the ways these snowflakes can be embellished.
Check out the snowflake after I added some metal filigree pieces and a bit of bling. It totally changes the look of the snowflake. I just love how these turned out! So beautiful and elegant. To look at the snowflake now you would never think it came from the dollar store.
All of the metal filigree pieces and bling that I used are from ButterBeeScraps. All of the metal filigree pieces were bronze and I used Krylon Flat White spray paint on all of the pieces. Then I buffed them using steel wool to reveal some of the metal. You can see in the photo the oblong metal filigree piece Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment (#683-B). I used four of these filigree pieces and cut them in half for a total of eight pieces. I also used two of the Bronze Snowflake Metal Filigree Embellishment (#203-B). I left one of the snowflakes flat and the other one I bent the tips for some added dimension.
Here you can see how I started to add the metal filigree pieces. I used Ranger - Multi Medium Matte with a fine tip of the bottle to glue everything in place. This is a great adhesive--it's very strong just like glossy accents but it drys with a matte finish so if you have any adhesive the seeps out from under the embellishments you don't see it.
Here I added the second layer of the filigree pieces. After I had all of these pieces glued in place then I layered the two snowflakes and added a Bling Center RES823-CL. I also added some SS20 Clear AB Flat Back Crystal Rhinestones for a little more sparkle.
Here is a close up of the snowflakes in the center.
I hope you enjoyed this quick and easy DIY tutorial! I know I will be making a few more of these snowflakes--I think they will look beautiful on the tree!
Thanks so much for stopping by today!
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Hope you have a fantastic weekend!
ButterBeeScraps: Bronze Snowflake Metal Filigree Embellishment (#203-B), Bronze Metal Filigree Embellishment (#683-B), SS20 Clear AB Flat Back Crystal Rhinestones, Bling Center RES823-CL
Other Supplies: Krylon White Spray Paint, Steel Wool, Ranger - Multi Medium Matte