This week I am participating in a Fun Ornament Series…
In keeping with my Book Page projects this week…
I know…an ornament?! It’s not even Thanksgiving! But if you want to have a whole bunch of these darling snowflakes on your tree by Christmas (which you do) then you’d better start making them now.
I love snowflakes. I love that each one is unique. No two are alike, yet each is perfectly beautiful.
These ornaments are the same. No two will turn out exactly the same, but each will be darling.
Here’s how it came together…
What you’ll need:
- book pages
- fine glitter
- star shapes
- adhesive (I used a glue stick and hot glue gun)
Let’s get started…
Then, I took two of the 5 1/2 inch strips and glued them together using a glue stick. This is just to reinforce the piece used to hang the snowflake. Using the remaining long strips and eight shorter strips, I glued each piece together as seen in steps 1-4 below creating eight two layered pieces.
Next, I glued each of the remaining pieces as seen in step 5, then glued them into a heart shape or pair as seen in step 6.
Time to prep the stars. I cut my stars out on my Cricut. Large stars are 2 1/4 and small stars are 1 inch. Then I sprayed each star with spray adhesive and sprinkled ultra fine bronze glitter on each one.
I love glitter, especially at the holidays!
While the glitter dried and set, I created a couple mini paper pinwheels. Simply accordion fold a strip of book page and glue the ends to each other. Then, press down to create the pinwheel effect.
When glitter is dry, adhere all strips of paper in the pattern shown in step 9 onto a large glittered star. Basically, 1 long, 2 short strips repeated.
Add another large star to the top. I used hot glue to seal this one. Then adhere the pinwheel and a smaller glittered star to both sides.
And it fits right into my Fall decor…for now!
Be sure to head over to the other blogs participating in the Ornament Series…Leave a comment or two and start getting inspired for Christmas!
Looking for other Christmas Ideas…Head over to my Christmas Project Gallery…