For some crazy reason, I decided to change up my tree this year. I am so glad I did, because I love it. It is unique. I also decided to make my own ornaments as well. Crazy I know.
Here is the first one. I was already thinking about glamorous snowflakes when I saw some very similar in Pottery Barn. Well, if you find it in Pottery Barn, then you must carry on.
I got the big tub of big faux rhinestones, some skewers, hot glue, and fishing line to make several of these beauties.
Basically I cut the skewers with wire cutters and just make sure that the lengths were about right.
Then you got glue the skewers together to make wooden snowflakes.
Next, you hot glue the faux rhinestones on top of the skewers. I worked from the center out and then added a big rhinestone in the center. This project was very forgiving in that if you had more beads on one end and not the other, just add one and it looks fine.
Reinforce the back with more hot glue and then add fishing line to the top. I found that it worked better to hot glue the line on than to tie it. Tying it made the snowflakes to fall forward.
And yes, I used a lot of hot glue. Why do you ask?
I love how they give an extra twinkle to my vintage glamorous tree!