How to Make a Snowflake Chandelier

The holidays are over, but it’s still OK to sing, “Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow!” If we know anything about January, the fluffy stuff is most likely somewhere in the forecast – along with snow angels, forts and maybe even a giant snowman. Whatever the weather brings, celebrate the season by crafting this snowflake chandelier. This is one snow “shower” that won’t require shoveling!

Materials

  • 10-inch wooden embroidery hoop
  • Blue baker’s twine
  • Cardstock in assorted shades of blue
  • Snowflake stickers
  • Small hole puncher
  • Circle paper punches (4-inch and 2-inch)
  • Scissors
  • Ruler

Instructions

From your cardstock with the paper punches, make four large and four small circles. (Alternatively, trace round bases of similar-sized beverage glasses or household objects; then cut out.) Add a snowflake sticker to each side of the circles. Using the regular hole puncher, pop a hole at the top of each. Set aside.

Cut the following lengths of baker’s twine to hang the snowflakes on the chandelier and to create a hanger for chandelier itself:

  • Four 30-inch pieces (hangers)
  • Four 20-inch pieces (big circles)
  • Four 15-inch pieces (small circles)

Unscrew the embroidery hoop’s outer ring from the frame (discard this piece or save for another project). Look at the hoop as a clock when tying on the four hangers: Loop twine at 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock.

Gather the loose ends into one grouping and tie with a knot. Trim the excess.

To hang a circle, fold each piece of twine in half and thread through the small hole and loop onto the paper. Knot the ends, trimming the excess. Repeat for each circle.

Loop a large and small circle to each quadrant of the hoop. When the last snowflake is in place, your chandelier is ready to hang by a snowy window.

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