Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Bring Nature Indoors with these DIY Wood Slice Snowflake Ornaments

These do-it-yourself ornaments are fun, simple and inexpensive to make and will give your tree a rustic touch. They also make great gifts, wintry tags, and name plates for a winter wedding.  

Tools and Materials:
  • Wood slices (2 1/2" diameter)
  • Drill (to make the holes for the twine in the wood slices)
  • Bag of wooden snowflakes
  • Rubber Stampede Ink in Fresh Mint (any light bluish color will do)
  • Colorbox Ink in Frost White (to lightly sponge over the Fresh Mint color)
  • Glossy Accents (to cover the snowflake once it's colored)
  • Strong glue to attach the snowflake to the wood slice
  • Twine to hang the ornament

Directions:
  1. Use a sponge to apply a coat of Fresh Mint colored ink to one side of your snowflake. 
  2. Sponge the white ink over the top of your Fresh Mint ink. Don't try to completely cover the bluish ink, you're just trying to give the snowflake an icy appearance.
  3. Add a coat of Glossy Accents over the ink to give the snowflake a shine. You may notice the white ink begin to swirl which is just an added bonus. Allow to dry.
  4. Place glue onto the unfinished back of your snowflake, center on your wood slice and adhere. Let dry overnight.
  5. Use your twine to hang your ornament.


Note: If you don't have ink or want to make this a family project with smaller children you can easily substitute markers or acrylic paint to color your snowflakes. The ink just gives your snowflakes more depth in color and has a softer appearance.

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Happy Crafting and thanks for stopping by!
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