Nothing says winter wonderland like oversized, light up snowflakes! These are made from inexpensive wood strips and a few strings of holiday lights. No freezing temperatures required.
As we all know, all snow flakes are different. So, here’s how I made one style of mine, but definitely feel free to get creative!
Cut 4 lengths of lath to 24”. Attach two pieces together using hot glue to create a plus sign. Repeat with the other two.
Attach the pluses together to create a starburst.
Cut eight 6” pieces and cut one end at a 45 degree angle. Attach in pairs to four of the starburst ends.
Cut four 5” pieces and attach to the other four starburst ends.
Drill holes along the arms large enough to fit the holiday lights. For mine, 1/4” holes were perfect.
Once you’ve got all your holes drilled, paint your snowflake. I used a watered down white paint to give a rustic white wash effect.
Remove the glass globes from your lights and slip the bulbs through the holes from the back.
Add the globes on from the front.
Replace the plug that holds the globe on from the back.
You’ll have to run up and down the arms from the back. When running back down the arm, remove the globes and let the lights just rest on the back. It takes a little configuring but I could light each flake with 2 strings of lights.
Once you’ve got all the holes filled, gather the extra wire on the back and use drops of hot glue to hold them in place and out of sight.
Then attach the battery packs to the back of the flake using hot glue again. Make sure you attach them so you still have access to the batteries.
Hang with fishing line and belt out Let it Snow!