When I put up our tree this year, there was an empty space on our wall. Normally we have our entry furniture in that space but our new table isn’t finished yet. To fill the space and to add a little snow to Houston, I made a few snowflakes using popsicle sticks. There really is no need for a tutorial because construction is simple but I thought I would offer some tips to those wanted to create their own.
I bought a package of regular sized popsicle sticks and used some wooden circles I had left over from other projects (not necessary).
I used a hot glue gun to secure the sticks together. Make sure to remove all glue “hairs” before spray painting or else they will show in the paint. To do so, use a blow dryer on the hottest setting.
Use just enough glue so it doesn’t spill out from behind the sticks.
I used Google to give me ideas for shapes (very helpful!)
I used a quilting mat to help with my angles. Acute and obtuse triangles for the win! My apologies for the grainy iphone photos.
It’s best to prime the sticks before painting to ensure durability for years to come.
Secure to the wall using glue dots, double-double sided tape or mounting squares (cut to size to hide of course).
Here is the end result.