Published on February 19th, 2014 | by Kristen Swain0
Create Some Snowy Window Decor
Hello! I wanted to share this lovely and easy craft with you today. Sometimes, Winter doesn’t really show up for us, although, this year, we’ve had more then our fair share. However, I do miss that beautiful glittery whiteness outside of my window. So how about making some fast winter snowflakes that won’t melt away in the sun. You won’t need a whole lot of materials to create these lovely snowy window decor flakes.
First, I recommend you use a search engine and look for snowflake coloring pages. I found a couple that I liked, copied them and printed them out using Word. Make sure you don’t go for too intricate a design, using the hot glue gun can be tricky to get thin lines.
I used a cover sheet from my Cricut Mat, they are a thickish plastic, and don’t curl up like other plastic would. I also recommend parchment paper as well, but it’s not as clear and easy to see through.
Get your glue gun nice and hot, then begin tracing the snowflake with the glue. It is very much like piping icing if you want to compare. Pull on the trigger a bit and allow the glue to come out just a little, then touch it to the plastic and trace around the design.
As you go along, while the snowflake is still hot, sprinkle on some glitter. I used Doodlebug Sugar Coating.
When the snowflake is finished, and cool. I peeled it easily off the plastic, and use my stamping heat gun to slightly heat the snowflake up again to get rid of all the glue strings. This also allows the glue on the surface to heat again and imprint the glitter further into the glue better.
That is it! Now, just pick a sunny window, and add your snowflake on some suction hooks.
Or use some fishing line and hang them from the line on the suction hooks.