I hope everyone has had an awesome weekend and is in full-on holiday mode! Today is an uber-special post as I’m taking part in a HUGE holiday craft blog hop, Home for Christmas, hosted by Hometalk and Country Living!! At the end of the post, you’ll find a link up of everyone’s amazing creations and will hopefully get some great ideas and inspiration for your own home this holiday season. Seriously, so.many.ideas!!
I really loved the planked photo frame holder I made a few months ago, so while thinking of ways to make my own Christmas tree ornaments this year, I decided I’d try figure out how to make something similar on a miniature scale and came up with these rustic planked snowflake ornaments!
- wide craft sticks
- wood glue
- paint of your choice (I used SW ProClassic in “Extra White”)
- wood stain (I used Minwax “Classic Gray”)
- glitter glue
- snowflake patterns
I started by using the wood glue to glue the sticks down to make a board. I set heavy books on the until the wood glue was dry and they were secure. I Googled snowflake images and printed out a handful that looked like they’d be relatively easy to cut out (some weren’t so successful), then traced them the best I could onto the board. I drilled two holes at the top for the twine, then carefully painted two coats of the white paint around the snowflake. They’re not perfect by any means, but that just makes them all the more rustic, right?!
As in my previous project, I wiped the stain over the whole piece, even over the painted area, then wiped it off, which leaves the paint looking distressed/antiqued. To polish it up a little and give it that Christmas sparkle, I went over the outline with glitter glue in a pretty copper color.
I also lightly added glitter glue to the white areas, then smeared it with my finger to give them some overall shine and sparkle too.
Once they were all dry, I threaded the twine through the holes and knotted it to hang it with. I love me anything planked and think they came out so cute!! I’ve got no shame that I planked my Christmas tree too :)
Now, check out all the amazing holiday spaces, crafts, and decor in the hop below and follow #HomeForChristmas around social media and on Hometalk to see even more of the projects. Thanks so much to Hometalk and Country Living for putting this on, there’s SO much inspiration here!!