Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

I am allll about the snowflake decorations, maybe it has something to do with living in San Diego and only having seen snow here once and, in all honesty, it was probably just glorified hail. 
Also, they are holiday neutral which is helpful when you celebrate multiple holidays. 
But these wooden snowflake window decorations were simple and really fun to make!
 
Normally, I am not one for nighttime pictures, but in this case it was much easier to see the snowflakes without the yard in the background. 
Double plus, the yard is still pretty jacked up and it would be distracting. 
But anyways, if you want  to check out the tutorial, click “Read More”!

There are probably as many ways to make popsicle stick snowflakes as there are snowflakes but here is one way I did one of the big ones. If you stare long enough at the other ones, you can probably figure out how they are made as well. 
For this one I used popsicle sticks, hot glue and a 3 inch circle. 
I glued on eight popsicle sticks to the back of the circle like this:

Then, off the longer ones I made a “y” shape with two more popsicle sticks.
Then, on the other ones, I added another stick to make them longer and put two more sticks coming out but I glued one on the top and one on the bottom and kinda angled them in the space available. 
Here is a picture of my finished one:

Then I got to painting!! The ornaments on the tree are bright blue, purple, pink and green so that is what I went with when choosing colors for the snowflakes.

Then I tied some fishing line onto each snowflake.

And taped them to the window, I used transparent tape and taped them at the top.

YAY!! Now, to finish up some more for the other set of sliding glass doors.

3 Responses to Popsicle Stick Snowflakes

  1. Jill December 1, 2011 at 12:50 am #

    These are great snowflakes Michelle! So pretty and more durable than the usual cut paper ones. Great work!

    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

  2. Lindsay December 1, 2011 at 4:10 am #

    I love this idea. I think I say that on every single project you do. But this would be fun to get the kids involved with! Thanks for sharing!

  3. Leah December 1, 2011 at 8:19 pm #

    Love this idea!