Getting a jump on Christmas? Primitive style snowflakes.

Alright, so it’s obvious I haven’t posted in awhile. The problem is, and I think I said this before, I can’t recall, that I don’t crochet much in the summer. None the less I have been making things. Too many is the problem and lack the focus to finish them all. I will, I promise, just slowly….
Anyway. I love homemade Christmas! The problem is, come the season, you’re just too busy to craft for yourself. So today I decided, who cares if it’s August and 87 degrees outside, I’m making a Christmas decoration!!
Here it is, make them now so they’re ready come December.

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Primitive Style Snowflakes:
Materials:

_**For basic snowflake**_
Sticks
Sharp scissors
Hot glue
Small pice of cardboard

_**For decorations**_:
Pine pieces ( I suggest fake, otherwise they will dry up and die on you )
Ribbons
Red berries
Whatever you want!!

Preparing:

1. Start by cutting or breaking four longer sticks to the same size.

*****use your scissors to remove any “bumpies”. This will give it a cleaner look. However, I’m not concerned with perfection, these are rustic after all!**

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2. Now cut four more sticks slightly shorter and place in a snowflake pattern:

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3. If you’re happy with the size ( if not, either cut them smaller or start again with longer ones ) you can choose to add small details.

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* I did this by cutting thinner sticks at a slight angle. This is not necessary. This is your snowflake and each one will be different. Kind of like the real thing!

Assembly:

4. Cut your cardboard to fit just over the center.

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5. Place your cardboard on a flat surface. Start by applying hot glue to the tip of one larger piece. Place on cardboard. Repeat with all larger pieces.

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6. Once you have the four larger pieces down, you can apply the hot glue directly where the smaller pieces go. Glue all snowflake pieces to the cardboard.

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7. At this point I like to “fill in the gaps”. By the I mean I apply extra glue between the stick joints. It just makes it a bit more secure.

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**you can see the extra glue filling in the spaces.
If you’re adding the extra details, do it now.

Now the fun part, decorating!!
I used a vintage bulb, some green ribbon, a piece of my wreath, and some holly berries.

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I just rummaged around the house to see what I had on hand. This little project cost $0!!! My favorite amount. 😃

Have fun, make different sizes and decorate your whole house!