Stationery - Chiswick

Glitter snowflake Christmas tree ornaments.

Posted on 30 Oct 2014

Are you stuck in a rut when it comes to decorating your Christmas tree? Each year it is a big decision on what to do and what not to do, colour schemes and ornaments are discussed – well less is more for us this time around. Well this year I am sticking with a paper tree and a cool and calm color scheme to help us relax a bit over this stressful period. I am sticking with cool blues and aquas and maybe a bit of green since I am using a traditional Christmas green tree.

snowflake ornament
I was determined to use only what I have, and not to go out and spend money of unnecessary things. So what do I have on hand – some Chiswick glitter, loads of festive die-cuts and lots of paper. So I am going the non traditional route and adding paper snowflakes to our tree – all glittered up!
snowflake detail
I simply cut the snowflakes out of white cardstock, colored them with some ink and water and then added some glitter detail.
I didn’t want to cover the entire snowflake in glitter – it may be a waste if i decide not to keep them for another year – but if i decide to, and to carefully store them in boxes so they stay in tact, then I may change my mind.
here’s how I did it in 3 easy steps
1. Die cut 4 snowflakes and color them. Then score each snowflake and fold in half. Glue each half to another folded half to create a dimensional snowflake. Add a thin line of liquid adhesive around the outer edges where you want to add glitter
step 1

2. Sprinkle the glitter over the liquid adhesive liberally.
step 2

3. Shake off the excess glitter and leave it to dry before continuing to avoid smudging it. I did one side at a time and left the adhesive to dry first before continuing – if you are making more than one this is the perfect time to get your production line going.
step 3

Why not get the kids involved in this activity? This is perfect to keep them from getting bored over the holiday season, and will make them feel part of the preparations for the festive season!

Here’s to the silly season and paper crafting your own decorations to trim the tree.

Written by Jowilna Nolte

Creating can be a wonderful journey and therapy making sense of things where life cannot, and I have tuned my life into this philosophy.