Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post?

Christmas Crafting – Snowflakes

Welcome To Ten Days Of Christmas Crafting. Today We Are Making Handcrafted Crystal Snowflakes. Aren’t they amazing?

Pipe Cleaner snowflakes

Welcome to Ten Days of Christmas Crafting! 

Today is Day Two and I am very happy to share my Handmade Snowflakes.

Handmade Snowflakes in a Window

You can check out my previous crafts here:

Day one – Mercury Glass Christmas Lights Ornaments

Look at this snowflake! Isn’t it incredible?

Handmade Snowflakes

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. 

Just click here to go to my Facebook page to watch!  

Or you can watch my demo here!


How to Make Handmade Snowflakes

Hanging 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.

How to Make Crystalized Snowflakes

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.

Making Snowflakes from Pipe Cleaners

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.

Real Snowflakes

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.

Handmade Snowflake DIY
Here is a close up of one of the snowflakes I made.
Crystal Snowflake
So what do you think?
I love the photo of these snowflakes drying in the sun. That’s kind of funny … “snowflakes drying in the sun”. Haha.
Snowflakes Drying in the Sun
Join me today LIVE at 10:00 am PST (12:00 noon CST, 1:00 pm EST) on my Facebook page for the complete DIY demonstration.

How to Make Crystalized Snowflakes DIY

Pin the image below to your Craft or Christmas DIY boards on Pinterest (just click the Pin button in the top left corner). You can also follow along with me on Pinterest!

How to Make a Crystalized Snowflake

For more real-time updates, follow me on Instagram @My100YearOldHome

about leslie


Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home. I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here. Read more…

23 Responses

  1. Hi,
    Love these. But it would be nice if the instructions were here, instead of just on your facebook or instagram.

    1. All of the videos are uploaded as soon as I am done filming the live. I “embed” them on my blog so you don’t need to go to Facebook to see them. They are usually on my blog by about 10:45 am PST.

    1. I am sorry I wasn’t clear. If you want to see it live then you just need to go to Facebook. Otherwise the videos are uploaded to my blog as soon as the live stream is over. You can see the video now for today. Please let me know if you have any problems watching it.

  2. Can you post this snowflake tutorial on your blog here? I can’t watch the live video and am not on Pinterest as mine was hacked. WOUld live to make them.
    Thank you!

    1. Yes. Every day I post the live tutorial on my blog so you can watch it on my blog, without having to go to Facebook. I just can’t post it until after the live session is done. Today’s video is on my blog now.

  3. I agree. I don’t like it when I have to jump from different social media platforms to get all of the information on a topic that was introduced in a blog. If it requires that much time…I’m out.

    1. I am sorry you didn’t understand. After the Facebook live, I share (or embed) the video on my blog. It’s on there now and the one from yesterday was uploaded shortly after the live one yesterday.
      I can’t do a live video on my blog so that is why I have to use Facebook first.

  4. Love your video. Will you please share the exact amount of water and borax thank you. Please keep it going 💕

  5. 1. You are beautiful and have a lovely voice and laugh. You should do live videos often, as I enjoyed watching. I wanted to see you live today but got delayed.
    2. I signed up for your newsletter after seeing your blog on challenges on The Crowned Goat site.
    3. I’ve used Borax for at least 54 years, in laundry, for floors, doing crafts.
    4. Keep up the good work!!

  6. Your blog is amazing and so are your crafts. But your patience is even more amazing. Kind words or requests speak volumes. Thank you for your sweet attitude and your patience and kindness

  7. Hi Leslie,
    This is a great project, so clever! I think I will try it..
    Love your giggle– thanks for the detailed information, your willingness to answer questions and the sharing of your ideas for the rest of us. Looking forward to tomorrow’s project! thx again

  8. Good morning! I’ve been following you for a couple of years, I think I found you on Pinterest 🤔 This is such a great project, can’t wait to get my pipe cleaners! You did a good job on the video👊🏼Thanks for sharing, be blessed ❤️

  9. If everyone would read or watch your tutorial the instructions are very clear. You don’t have to go to Pinterest, facebook or here if you want the instructions. Go to whatever social media you want. They’re everywhere. Read!!!!!

  10. Are these a one and done or do you have to remake each year? Curious if you can store them for next year?


  11. I love your video and your instructions were right on the money. I also am not on any social media outlet, but get your beautiful emails and love all you send. Keep up the good work.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

I'm Leslie,
Welcome to My 100 Year Old Home

I started my blog so I could share my passion for entertaining, décor, cooking, and crafts. You will find all this and more right here.

Explore the categories

Affiliate Links

On my blog at My 100 Year Old Home, I may sometimes use affiliate links, which means a small commission is earned if you make a purchase via the link. The price you pay will be the same whether you use the affiliate link or go directly to the vendor’s website using a non-affiliate link.

Would you like to receive an email when I write a new blog post? Sign up here and you will also have access to all of my ebooks, tips and even my Christmas Party menus.