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I know Christmas is in a few short weeks and your house is full of all it’s glorious decor, but I know that a lot of people love to decorate for winter when the holidays are over. This project is for you. This pretty DIY Snowflake Winter Decor is not only an easy project, but it can be made it under 45 minutes.
Elmer’s Dual Temp Mini Glue Gun
Elmer’s Less Mess Mini Glue Sticks
White Acrylic or Chalky Finish Paint
Vinyl “Let it Snow” Stencil, optional
Start by cutting your wood blocks to fit your snowflake. I used some scrap wood that I had on hand, I cut the blocks to about 1/2″ larger than the snowflakes on all sides. One of my blocks I did leave a little bit of a larger border on one end so I could stencil the “let it snow” saying.
I painted the front of my smaller block white, I left the sides raw so they would match the snowflakes. I found these cute wood snowflakes at World Market, they were part of a garland and I just cut them apart. They were perfect for this project.
For the larger block, I painted the part I was going to stencil gray first. Once it was dry I placed my vinyl stencil I cut with my cutting machine. I then painted a couple of coats of white paint over top. I peeled the stencil up just before it was dry to get clean crisp lines.
To finish these you just need to glue on your wood snowflakes.
I have to tell you guys that I’ve honestly used a ton of glue guns. A glue gun is a crafters best friend at times and even when I’ve tried different ones I’ve never loved them. I’ve always gone back to my cheap $2 glue gun you can find at most stores. Until now! I finally found the one that I’m so in love with, it’s the Elmer’s Craft Bond Dual-Temp Mini Glue Gun. Not only is it the perfect mini size I want, it has some pretty awesome safety features too. See that cute pink silicone tip? It has saved me from burning myself numerous times.
The best part of this glue gun though would be those glue sticks! All hail these Less Mess glue sticks! They have a new advanced technology that helps to eliminate stringing. Say what?! Yep, seriously no glue strings like before! Such a time saver not having to pick all those strings off a pretty project.
Once you’ve glued your snowflakes on you’re all set to display it with your favorite winter decor.
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What…NO HOT GLUE STRINGS!? Are you kidding me? Putting that glue gun on my Christmas wish list right now. I need a new one anyway. And every time I come to your blog I convince myself that I need to get a Cricut! Thanks for the ideas and for the glue gun headlines!
Have a good one,
Lynn, seriously no stringing! I love it! I’m so impressed with it! Have a great Christmas! 🙂