Make a festive Snowflake Keepsake Ornament for your Christmas tree this year. An easy DIY craft tutorial idea that also makes a great Christmas gift!
Christmas is my favorite time of year. What I love most are all of the traditions. Every year all of the women on my side of the family do a Handmade Christmas Ornament Exchange.
There is a total of 8 woman which includes the sisters, sister-in-laws, and my mom. So we all make 8 of the same ornament and then exchange with each other. So every year we get 8 new handmade ornaments. These are easily my favorite ornaments and it so fun to pull the ones out from years past and hang them on the tree.
This year I made this beautiful Snowflake Ornament. Let me show you how I made it.
The key ingredients to my snowflake is the Stamp Set Festive Flurry and matching Festive Flurry Framelits from Stampin’ Up! I also used a Big Shot, a Scoring Board and a hot glue gun. If you don’t have these supplies you can still make an awesome ornament you may just need to adjust to the items and tools that you already have.
There a total of 8 layers to this ornament so you will need 2 of each of the four layers. I pre-stamped the top layer (white cardstock with a silver stamped snowflake) and the bottom layer (blue glitter paper with a white stamped snowflake).
The great thing about these sets is that the framelit matches the stamp perfectly so you can stamp and then cut out the matching shape with your Big Shot. That is what I did here with the large snowflake.
Isn’t that awesome! Framelits are totally my favorite dies to use with my Big Shot.
I cut out 4 different sizes of snowflakes but did 2 of each size to make my total 8 layers.
I wanted to add some dimension to the ornament so I accordion folded the two middle layers. To do that I used my Simply Scored to create score lines so I could easily fold the paper.
Fold the snowflake in half on one of the score lines and with a hole punch, punch a circle out of the center. Then continue accordion folding all the way around the ornament so you have peaks and valleys on the snowflake.
I did this to the two center layers.
You then want to put a dab of hot glue in the hole of the snowflake and squish it together to create a rosette type snowflake.
For the center of the ornament I wanted to add some sparkle, so I found these really cute sparkle buttons that I thought were perfect. I cut the buttonhole loop off of the back of the button and hot glued it to the center of the top layer snowflake.
The easiest way to assemble is to work on 1 half at a time and hot glue the layers together. 1 half will look like this.
I took some silver ribbon, folded it in half and hot glued the ends to the back side of 1 of the halves.
On the back of the other half I used some Tombo Multi Adhesive Glue and made sure to get it all the way up to each of the points.
Put the two halves together and line everything up and there you have it. So cute!
I made 8 but all the same way but I switched up some of the colors and papers that I used for different effects. I love them all and can’t decide which one I want to keep for me. Which one would you pick?
I love how the glitter paper and gem button sparkle with all of the lights on the tree. I hope my family likes them!
Have you ever made handmade Christmas Ornaments? Share and leave a comment below!
If you liked this post you can find more DIY craft ideas in my Christmas Gallery or see my Ornaments below.