It ’tis upon us…..
The most wonderful-est-est-est time of the year.
I love Christmas in a big way. I’ve watched ‘National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation’ four times already this year, and I’m not ashamed one bit. Clark Griswold really does it for me.
So when the ladies at YHL, Bower Power, Ana White, and House of Earnest announced yet another Pinterest Challenge for Winter, my Christmas lovin’ heart jumped for joy.
I’ve been pinning some Christmas ideas lately, and there were tons of things I would’ve loved to tackle, but I had to make something that was 1) cheap, 2) easy, and 3) cheap.
So, alas, I settled on the DIY Rustic Snowflakes by Katie at Little Things Bring Smiles. These things are so adorable and so easy! And best of all, they’re chhhheeaaaap. Here is Katie’s snowflake, or my pinspiration, if you will:
And here’s what I did:
I gathered some sticks from the yard. I tried to find as many good, straight, and sturdy sticks as I could.
Then, I broke/cut the sticks into four, 4-inch pieces, and four, 3-inch pieces. I also cut a small 1-inch piece of felt.
Then, I laid the sticks in a ‘snowflake’ pattern and attached the sticks to the felt using my hot-glue gun. I then took four, 1-inch pieces of stick and glued them to the four longer pieces of the snowflake.
Next, I took four small, 1-inch pieces of stick and glued them to the four smaller pieces of the snowflake. I glued them at an angle, which meant that I cut them at a 45 degree angle.
Man. I feel so mathematically talented right now. (P.S. I just had to google ’45 degree angle’)
And then I added whatever embellishments I had.
First up, some greenery, berries, and twine:
Then, I spray-painted this next bad boy white, and added some white berries, spray-painted greenery, and a button:
And last, I spray-painted this one red, and added some more berries, greenery, and twine:
And now, for the cost breakdown:
Sticks: free, thanks to Momma Nature
Greenery: already owned (I salvaged it from an old wreath)
Twine: already owned (but I get it for $1 at Dollar General)
Berries: already owned (I bought picks at Target on Clearance last year)
Felt: 4 sheets for $1 at Hobby Lobby
Grand Total: $1
Word to yo momma!
I love how versatile these babies are. You could attach a string to the back and hang them as wall decor. You could make them larger and use them as a wreath. You could use them as ornaments, too. Geez, I could go on forever, baby! The world of stick snowflakes has no boundaries.
A big thanks to Katie for her awesome inspiration for the project. If you get a chance, swing by her blog, too. It’s sure not to disappoint!
If you missed it, here’s a link to my first pinterest challenge project.
Have a blessed Wednesday 🙂