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Thursday, December 20, 2012

12 days of ornaments: day 9

Welcome to day 9 of the 12 days of ornaments! So far, all of these treasures have been super easy to make, but these last few are just a wee bit more complicated. But do not fear -- when you break down the steps, they come together really easy. Today's ornament is a set of 3D snowflakes:

You will need patterne paper, micro fine glitter, half pearls and gems, foam pop dots, and snowflake dies. For this set, I used Spellbinders snowflake dies.

  1. To get started, die cut a bunch of snowflake dies in a variety of sizes and from contrasting colors of patterned paper. I glittered the lightest paper before die cutting the shapes.
  2. Begin loosely layering them into a cluster until you are happy with the design and order.
  3. Glue them together with a combination of glue dots and foam pop dots, rotating the snowflakes on each layer.
  4. Take a look at the spokes of each snowflake. You'll see that I slipped the top snowflake spokes into those cut-outs, causing the top layer to "puff up" in a 3D effect. If your snowflakes do not have those small cut-outs, just use a tiny paper punch and punch a small hole on the tip of each one.
  5. Top off all of the snowflakes with gems or pearls.
See? Not difficult, just very fussy! :) Not only do these look great hanging from a tree, but are very pretty adorning a card or scrapbook page, too.

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See you tomorrow,



  1. my favorite ones so their puffiness:)

  2. Thank you sooooo much for giving the directions for all these components. When I saw the original copy, I wondered how you did them and now I know. Guess what I'll be making next year? Think they'll make wonderful package and table decoratios. Thanks again!

  3. Okay, these do look a little harder to make than the previous 8....but I think with your cool directions that I will succeed! Thanks, Becky!

  4. Yay, I found the page with the Snowflakes. The link too you to the first page and you had to go backward. Anyways, love the snowflakes and the idea of tucking the points of the snowflakes in the slots or holes of those behind really make the glittered portion pop! Very cute.

  5. I am heading to my Cricut right now to try these. They are so beautiful. Thank you for sharing and giving great instructions

  6. I love these and I have that die! Going to make them tomorrow!! TFS!