If your looking for something fun and easy to make for your Christmas tree then you need to give this a try. I find myself in the Dollar Tree a lot and as soon as I saw this wooden snowflake I knew what I wanted to do. I also thought I could do the same technique in a set of light up snowflakes they have.
The supplies you will need:
Wooden snowflake (this is from the Dollar tree)
Light up iclicle( this is from the Dollar tree)
Hot glue gun
Elmer’s glue Paint brush
Instant coffee (this is optional$
The first thing I did was coffee stain my cotton balls. This is totally an optional step. I like my things to look grungy which is why I like to coffee stain and it makes them smell so good. I dipped the cotton balls into a bowl of instant coffee. I squeezed them out real good and then placed them into a garment bag for my dryer. I put them in the dryer with a large towel donut will absorb the coffee while drying.
Once my cotton balls were dry I started gluing them onto my wooden snowflake. You will want to lightly rip apart the cotton ball before gluing to the snowflake.
Here I am gluing some onto snowflake that are not coffee stained.
Once you have the whole snowflake covered with cotton balls then it’s time to paint on some Elmer’s glue. I just take a paint brush and paint the Elmer’s glue over the whole
Once the snowflake is covered with Elmer’s glue I then sprinkle on my crystal glitter.
I did the same technique to the light up icicle from the Dollar Tree. I placed the hot glue onto the icicle starting at the top. I then spread the cotton ball apart and began to stick onto the icicle. I really pulled my cotton ball so that it would be a thinner layer so that the light can shine through a bit.
Once the icicle is covered with the cotton ball I then spread the Elmer’s glue over the entire icicle. I’m using my finger because it’s easier to rub all over the cotton .
Once it’s covered with Elmer’s glue I then sprinkled the crystal glitter all over it
I made some coffee stained and some regular. These are all so simple to make and I hope you all give them a try.