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DIY Christmas Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornaments

Using paper cardstock, glue, and glitter that can be found at the grocery, craft, or dollar store, you can make the prettiest paper snowflake ornaments to decorate your home for the holiday season.

As soon as Halloween is behind me, the first thing I do before anything else is to decide how I want to decorate the house for Christmas. You know by now that Christmas is my favorite time of year.

Every year, I like to change up my holiday decor and I usually do this with a color scheme. Usually, I come up with this scheme early in November after mulling over a few colors until I finally make up my mind. In the past, I have used traditional red and green, pastels the next, and this year, it is all about rustic, white, and hints of gold.

These handmade ornaments are the perfect addition to your Christmas tree when you feel like there’s something missing or that you need to fill some spots.

These Easy Christmas Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornaments are so super easy to make and It’s also a fun craft to work with kids and even make the cutest gift. Either if you have a cutting machine or found some paper snowflakes in a shop you can always get this done.

You might also love these other Christmas ornament ideas: Glittered Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornament, Clothespin Angel Christmas Ornament, and DIY Snowglobe Christmas ornaments

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Christmas Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornaments Tutorial

With only a few supplies you will make your Christmas tree sparkle and gorgeous in no time. I made 8 in total: 5 larger {about 11 Inches} for the half bottom and 3 smaller {about 8-9 Inches} for the half top. It took me about 10 minutes to make each one, cut, glue, glitter, dry, hanger, hang. That’s pretty much it!

The best part?

… I mean besides quick and easy?

It’s absolutely inexpensive because you probably have glue and glitter and home and if not those supplies are not expensive anyway.

To be honest, I wanted to make these for a long time. I’ve seen many trees using snowflakes but those pre-made, store-bought are a bit expensive.

I mean if you are looking for some fancy and pretty ones. I thought to myself, I could make them with less than what a single one would cost and if next year I don’t want them anymore then that’s it, not much of a loss.

Besides, let’s face it, when you look at the tree you can’t tell that those were made with cardstock, can you?

Also, I had made some similar snowflakes before but with a different shape and style, all full of color and layered. This time I wanted something more winter wonderland kind of style for my Christmas decor.

How to make these Easy Christmas Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornaments

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Here we go!

Paper Snowflake Ornament Supplies

  • White 180g cardstock.
  • Mod podge or White Glue
  • White glitter {I used one that looks a lot like know}
  • Foam brush
  • Nylon thread or ribbon if you want.
  • Optional* A large squared container to apply the glitter and then put it back on the pack.

Snowflake Ornaments Directions:

Follow these easy ste-by-step instructions.

Design your Snowflake ornament

First I chose a pretty snowflake template from the Silhouette store (You can find really cute free templates there).

If you don’t have a cutting machine, you can buy some cute paper snowflakes at your local craft store. Is this your case? Then skip these few first steps.

Decided and adjusted to the size I wanted in the Silhouette Studio. Made some about 11 Inches and some 8 inches. I wanted to have little snowflakes for the upper part of the tree and large snowflakes for the bottom.

I had to cut one at a time.

Make sure you have a hole for the hanger or just use a paper hole punch.

closer view of cutting machine

Sent to the cutting machine.

seeing the final result of cutting machine

Once cut I started pealing off all the external card stock from the mat.

starting to take off the snowflake from the matt

Then carefully pulled out the snowflake using my hook tool to avoid any piece from tearing.

taking off the snowflake from matt

If the machine cuts it well you won’t have any problems. and most of the remains will stay on the mat.

view of the snowflake and the matt

I removed all those remaining pieces from the mat and set a new piece of cardstock and sent it to cut again.

Glittering the Paper Snowflakes

view of snowflake on paper and supplies for glitter

I protected my table with some paper and started spreading the glue all over the snowflake.

applying glue on snowflake christmas ornament

Then I transferred the snowflake to the plastic container and applied abundant glitter all over to cover the whole thing.

adding glitter on snowflake christmas ornament

I also pressed the glitter down softly with my fingers to make sure it stays.

close-up of glitter on snowflake christmas ornament

Carefully I took one point of the snowflake and removed all the glitter excess. Patting softly always over the container.

There you go! what a cute Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornament we got!

closer view of snowflake christmas ornament

Drying Time

I let it dry on a table and started over the process with the next snowflake until I got them all.

I let them dry overnight.

The next morning I cut some pieces of nylon thread, folded and made a knot with both ends and installed it on the snowflakes through the hole I left.

view of of nylon thread and snowflake christmas ornament
detail view of of nylon thread
detail view of glittered snowflake christmas ornament and nylon thread

There you go!!!!

8 Super Easy Christmas Glittered Paper Snowflake Ornaments for my cute tree!

view of glittered snowflake christmas ornament done

Now it’s time to hang them!!!!

view of glittered snowflake christmas ornament on christmas tree decoration
close-up 1 glittered snowflake christmas ornament
close-up 2 glittered snowflake christmas ornament
view of glittered snowflake christmas ornament on christmas tree

Hope you enjoyed it and make some of these soon!

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