I know what you’re thinking. Popsicle sticks? Seriously? Are we making another toddler project? The answer my dear readers is yes, yes, and sure if you feel like it! These snowflakes will add so much seasonal festivity to your walls, doors, or wherever else you wanna stick them! The best part, they are cheap (popsicle sticks, remember), simple, and stunning when finished. We can all use a good dose of frugal yet stylish around the holidays. There’s an endless array of design possibilities too. So, pull out your inner elementary school child and get to glueing.
- Popsicle sticks
- Spray paint
- Spray glue (optional)
- Glitter (optional)
There’s not much to it really. I’ll show you this particular pattern, but you can always design your own!
- Glue a diamond shape. I like to alternate which end of the popsicle stick is being glued. Over, under, over under (it helps keep the snowflake laying flat). Continue to build the other three diamonds onto your first until you have your large center diamond consisting of 4 small diamonds.
4. To top it off add a “V” to the center of your horizontal stick. I glued one stick to the bottom, and the second to the top. (It helps to keep the snowflake lay flatter, but not necessary so no stressing!)
5. Excellent! Now repeat to the other 3 vertices (or diamond points if you will).
Perfect! Now it’s time for the spaces between the long snowflake pillars you just finished.
- Make a “V” with your posicle sticks. Glue it centered as best you can between the points of the diamond to the bottom.
3. Now make a “t” with your sticks and glue it to the point of your newly made teepee to the bottom.
4. Wonderful! Now repeat and finish the last three spaces.
Seriously! How cool is that?! And it’s big to boot. We’re not finished yet. It’s time to paint and glitter (totally optional)!!
- Take your snowflake to an arid space and spray paint! I used cherry red for mine.
- After your beautiful paint job has dried it’s time to spray it with spray glue and dump your glitter all over.
- Let dry and enjoy your masterpiece!
There are so many different ways you can do these! Big, small, tiny, whatever. These are lightweight so I like to put them on walls using tacky putty. You can also use fishing string, pins, or needles too.
Here are a few other patterns to try.