Welcome To Ten Days Of Christmas Crafting. Today We Are Making Handcrafted Crystal Snowflakes. Aren’t they amazing?
Welcome to Ten Days of Christmas Crafting!
Today is Day Two and I am very happy to share my Handmade Snowflakes.
You can check out my previous crafts here:
Day one – Mercury Glass Christmas Lights Ornaments
Look at this snowflake! Isn’t it incredible?
These were very fun to make and I can’t wait to share with you a LIVE tutorial!
My live craft demonstration took place today.
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How to Make Handmade Snowflakes
What You Need to Make The Snowflakes
chenille pipe cleaners (I cut mine to 8″ long)
Container to hang your pipe cleaner snowflakes so they won’t touch while soaking.
All of the details are in the video to make these snowflakes. In case you missed it, mix three tablespoons per cup of boiling water. If you are using eight cups of boiling water, use 1 1/2 cups of borax.
I wasn’t sure if they were going to work because you have to soak them overnight. When I checked them the next morning, they hadn’t crystalized. But I checked again an hour later and they were perfect.
This is what they looked like while they were soaking.
And yes, I did soak them in my bread holder, because it was a perfect size.
Of course, it is coated with crystals right now so I don’t recommend it. (Just kidding, all you need to do is pour boiling water in your container and it comes right off.)
This is what my snowflakes looked like. They were fun to make.
I have a great book on snowflakes and I used it to get ideas for the snowflake shapes. It’s called The Snowflake 1st Edition.
If you have ever seen a snowflake up close, then you know the intricacy of their designs. Snowflakes are magical and have always been such a mystery to me!
Here is a photo of one of the pages from the book.
It is so hard to believe these are actually snowflakes!
I guess you could say I have been a bit obsessed with snowflakes and I think that is what makes this craft so special to me. I loved making these and being able to crystalize the pipe cleaner snowflakes!
I love how the light catches this snowflake.
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