Looking for a simple and inexpensive craft which is likely to impress? This hot glue DIY snowflake looks almost store bought, is simple and you can have a couple complete in no time.
What You Will Need
- Hot glue gun with glue sticks ( have a couple extra on hand as you will go through them quicker than you think )
- Tinfoil, wax paper or parchment paper
- Dish soap
- Liquid glue
- Snowflake design
I have seen a couple snowflake tutorials that recommend wax or parchment paper but I had neither on hand so I thought I would try tinfoil. The only problem using the foil is that you cannot see your design underneath.
Get a sheet of tinfoil large enough for your desired size of snowflake and cover it in dish soap; I used my finger to spread it around. Some instructions say to thin it with water but I found it worked perfect without. I also let the soap dry slightly because if you start gluing straight away it slides around which makes it impossible to get a perfect shape.
Important note: You must use dish soap if you plan on using tinfoil. The glue will not separate from the foil otherwise...believe me, I tried.
I didn't end up using a printed design but instead just went with what came to my mind. Once cooled and is completely solid you can then carefully peel the snowflake from the foil and wash it to remove the soap residue.
At this point you can apply liquid glue and cover it in pretty glitter. I used a white snow like glitter but you could use any colour you like. Let dry, shake excess off and attach a bow or any other embellishments like rhinestones and jewels. Below is the finished product.
One Word of Advice: Practice
Don't expect your first attempt to look good as you will need to get a feel for it. Here is my practice piece.
That's one sad snowflake!
Word of the Day: Graupel
Precipitation formed when freezing fog condenses on a snowflake.