Christmas Ornaments – Snowflakes

Did you like the little mini snowflakes? These are bigger, more detailed snowflakes, and look really pretty.

As with the other ornaments, these will be for sale at my Christmas sales, but would love to hear what you think!

Hope you like them!

Donna x

Snowflake Christmas Ornaments

Tools Needed: Pliers, Wire Cutters, Ruler, Scissors, Glue

Materials Needed: 72 x 4mm clear bicone, 72 x 10mm clear fanned bead, 72 x 12mm clear fanned bead, 84 x 18mm clear fanned bead, 36 x 25mm clear fanned bead, 1 yard (90cm) monofilament thread, 8 silver pipecleaners.

Method:

  1. Cut pipecleaners into 6 x 3″ (7.5mm) pieces and 18 x 4″ (10.2cm) pieces.
  2. Take 3 x 4″ pieces and wrap a 3″ piece once in the centre.
  3. Onto the 3″ piece, thread an 18mm fanned bead onto either side.
  4. Cut down the ends of the 3″ piece, leaving a short length past the bead.
  5. Using the pliers, turn the ends of the 3″ piece under to secure the beads in place.
  6. Onto the ends of the 4″ pieces, thread on the following combination of beads – 1 x 4mm bicone, 1 x 10mm fanned bead, 1 x 12mm fanned bead, 1 x 18mm fanned bead, 1 x 25mm bead, 1 x 18mm bead, 1 x 12mm bead, 1 x 10mm bead.
  7. Onto the ends of each piece, put a dot of glue, then thread on a 4mm bicone bead and allow to dry.
  8. On the top piece, use the pliers to turn the end of the pipecleaner into a closed loop from which to hang the snowflake. Use the wirecutters to cut the ends of the other 4″ pieces, before turning the other ends under.
  9. Use scissors to cut 6″ (15.3cm) pieces of monofilament thread or wire for hanging the decorations.
  10. Thread the lengths of monofilament line or thread through the top loop of the pipecleaner and tie off.

As usual, pictures to illustrate. Not the greatest ones from the instruction sheet, but done my best!

Donna x

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