Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Snowflake Ornaments to make

It's always fun at Christmas to have a few things to make and give away.  A few years ago I found this idea for an easy but elegant ornament and brought it as a make-it take it type craft for our homeschool mom's Christmas get together.  This year I needed a "favor" for our church ladies event so I made a bunch up myself.

You need corks for the center that you cut into round "discs".  I got a package of assorted bottle stopper type corks at Hobby Lobby for 2.99.  The easiest way to "slice" them is to use regular scissors.  Once you have them sliced simply paint them white.

Now take floral corsage pins with the pearl round ends and start threading beads. I had lots of left over bead from broken beaded lampshades and other assorted past projects but you could buy them if you needed to.  I did 4 identical "spokes", poking them into the cork to for a cross.  Then I did four of a different pattern and placed them symmetrically in between the previous placed ones.

Once they were all done I took regular Elmer glue and just ran a line of glue around the edges of the cork to help keep the pins from coming out over time.  It holds pretty good without the glue but I was transporting them in a box to our church event and didn't want any falling apart.

I think they'd also make cute package tie-ons as well.  Happy crafting!


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