I'm still working on ornaments for our tree, but I need to hurry because we're going to pick one out this weekend! I created this vintage ornament with a chipboard snowflake, a little vintage sheet music, and lots of glitter for the ladies in our church group to make at an activity this week. We made almost 50 of them in under 2 hours, all while chatting and enjoying holiday treats! It was so much fun. Here's how to make a few for yourself, or for a beautiful neighbor gift!
Vintage Snowflake Christmas Ornament Tutorial
First paint each chipboard snowflake with a thin layer of glitter paint and allow to dry. (It's hard to see in the picture, but when the crackle paint cracks you can see the glitter shining through--so pretty!)
If you're crazy like me, also paint your brads and jingle bell with some glitter paint.
Paint the spikes of the snowflake with a semi-thick coat of crackle paint. Set aside to dry. Hint: the thicker the crackle paint, the bigger the cracks, and also the longer the dry time.
Adhere ends of folded sheet music together with a piece of double-sided tape, so it forms a continuous ring.
Place two strips of double-sided tape (or Glue Dots) on the back of your glittered star. Remove the paper backing.
Holding two sides of your accordion ring, flatten it into a fan circle (see a video here if you need a visual explanation).
Place two strips of double-sided tape in the middle of your snowflake. Remove the paper backing and press the fan circle in the middle, making sure the top point of the star is pointing to the top point of the snowflake.
Punch holes near the edge of the strip with a tiny hole punch.
Punch a hole through the chipboard with a heavy-duty hole punch (like the Crop-A-Dile).
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