You know how sometimes you’re crafting something as a gift for a friend, and as you’re going along you think “Dangit! I really want to keep this for myself!”? Well, that will definitely happen when you make this DIY snowflake decoration wall hanging, so do yourself a big favor and paint extra beads from the start!
- 20mm Wooden Beads
- 12mm Wooden Beads
- Assorted Unfinished Wood Snowflake Cutouts
- 5 inch Unfinished Wood Snowflakes
- 1/2 x 12 inch Dowel Rods
- Bright Pastel Embroidery Floss
- Acrylic Paints
- Paint Brush
- Glue Gun
The first step in creating the wall hanging is painting the beads. This will take some time, so I recommend finding a good series on Netflix to binge watch. Adding a Q-tip to one end of each bead will help keep your fingers paint-free.
Next you’ll need to paint your wooden snowflakes. I love using bright colors for Christmas décor, and these Martha Stewart acrylic paints did not disappoint. I used Beach Glass, Party Streamer, Surf and Gerbera.
By this time the beads should be dry and ready to be strung. Tie one end of a length of embroidery floss to one end of your dowel rod. Then string away.
I wanted to have three tiers of beads, so the first strand was shorter, with only about 15 beads. When you’re satisfied with the length, tie a knot on the other end of the dowel rod.
Repeat the beading process two more times, adding more beads to increase the length each time.
Once all your beads have been strung, determine the length of thread for hanging, then double the embroidery floss for strength, and tie onto each end of the outer ends of the dowel rod.
Now it’s time to add the snowflakes! Starting on the outer end, hot glue a larger size snowflake to the dowel rod. Then repeat until you’ve achieved a look you like.
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Annaliese is a party stylist and owner of Made of Sugar and Spice, a dress-up party boutique for little girls ages 3 – 10. Her love of color, pretty girly things, glitter, and creative nature help transform every day occasions into the best day ever. She lives by the motto “I can spray paint that,” has a major sweet tooth, and when she’s not crafting or planning parties, you can find her spending time with her husband, son and three dogs.