Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Tuesday Tutorial with Wendy of Ravenwood Whimzies

Easy Snowflake Ornies

Supply list

Glue Gun
Glue Sticks
Snowflake Templates
Modpodge or White Glue
small craft paintbrush
Glitter in your choice of colors
Parchment paper or silicone hot glue gun pad 
(you could also use a piece of glass, such as a picture frame glass inset.
It needs to be see-through and heat resistance, and you must be able to peel the glue off of it.)
Aluminum foil
string, twine, ribbon or fish line for hanger
You can search the internet for your own snowflake templates, or use the ones below. Print out the templates you wish to use, adjusting the size (I used a printing size of 4 x 6, which worked well) with your print program. Please feel free to right-click the templates below and save to your computer for printing.


Now you are ready to begin.

Place your snowflake template under your silicone pad, parchment or glass. Heat your glue gun and when it is ready, carefully squeeze the glue onto the pad, following the outlines of the template carefully. Place a thick line of glue...don't make it too thin.
Once you have covered all of the template lines, wait for the glue to cool, and then peel it from your pad (paper or glass)
Check your glue snowflake for any thin areas and add a bit more glue to any spots that need it. Pull off any extra little strings of glue that may be hanging from your snowflake, and place it on the foil.
Apply a generous coat of Modpodge or glue to the top of the snowflake, but don't let it drip down around the edges too much. Try to be as neat as possible, but still cover the surface completely.
Immediately shake your glitter onto the Modpodged snowflake. Cover generously and allow the snowflake to sit, undisturbed, for a few minutes, to allow the glue to set.
Carefully grab the very edge of your snowflake and remove it to a clean piece of foil, and allow to dry completely. If after drying you wish to re-coat the snowflake to fill in any sparse areas, repeat the glue and glitter process and let dry again completely.
Once your snowflake is totally dry, flip it over and attach a loop of string, twine, ribbon or fish line (your choice) to the back as a hanger, with a dab of hot glue.
Here's a look at a few different ones that we made.



Now you are ready to hang your ornament!

Thank you Wendy for a fun tutorial!!

You can visit Wendy here:
http://ravenwoodwhimzies.blogspot.com/
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7 comments:

Vicky said...

These are so cool! Thanks for sharing, Wendy!
Vicky

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Thanks for featuring my tutorial!

jennifer768 said...

Those are so neat Wendy!Thanks for the tutorial and the snowflake pattern!Hugs,Jen

Colleen said...

These look like something I could do! I will need to try them. Thanks for sharing. :)

KEEPSAKE KORNER said...

Oh WoW what a fun and easy project.
Thank you for sharing.
Susan

yorkie's primitives said...

Thanks for sharing Wendy!! Love those snowflakes, Valerie

The Farmer's Attic said...

This looks like such a fun project!!! Thanks so much for the tut Wendy!

Lucy