Craft Project: Dollar Store Snowflake Holiday Ornaments

During this time of the year I really love visiting those “Dollar Stores” types of stores! These days there are a slew of them here in our city and I can always count on them to find some holiday crafting supplies on the cheap!

On one recent trip I picked up a few packages of those cheap white plastic snowflake Christmas tree ornaments, silver metallic pipe cleaners, a bottle of tacky glue and then got busy! For the rest of the supplies listed below, I had them on-hand (leftovers) from other various craft projects. You can decorate the ornaments however you would like to do them.

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Faux Pearl Snowflake Christmas Tree Ornaments

1 pkg. White Plastic Snowflake Ornaments
1 pkg. Silver Pipe Cleaners
Small Oval White Faux Pearls
Small Round Colored Pearls
Small Round Faceted Beads
Satin Ribbon Roses (for the center)
Bottle of Tacky Glue or Glue Gun
Scissors or Wire Cutters

All I did was cut down the pipe cleaners into stick shapes, slightly shorter than the snowflake. I glued them onto the snowflake starting in the center and working my way around. I had some clear round faceted beads, oval shaped white faux pearls and round mint colored faux pearls leftover from other projects. I simply glued them onto the end of each pipe cleaner to jazz them up. In the center, you can glue a large bead, fancy button, artificial flower or whatever else you have on hand in your craft supplies bins. It is a great way to use up those little things.

My mother also made a slew of these with me. She lightly sprayed her’s with some clear acrylic sealer and is going to hang hers outdoors once it gets a little bit closer to Christmas. She always decorates her bushes and small trees in the yard. I would recommend spraying them with the clear acrylic sealer if hanging them outdoors on a tree, from a wreath or if adding them to an outdoor garland.

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Comments

  1. I love making ornaments and decorations!

  2. Cathy Jarolin says:

    Your Snowflake Ornament is Beautiful~~ I really love it. You are so talented. Thankyou for sharing, I will pin this so I too can try my hand at this…Maybe you can give me an idea of something I could make for 15 Ladies at our annual Valentines Party in Feb..Its only Ladies .. We have such a good time.. God Bless

  3. Well-done, and I would never guess how economically you shopped. I often see great deals on new, unopened craft supplies at thrift shops but pass them up because I don’t have a project in mind. This changes things…ty!

  4. Jaime Nicole says:

    These are so adorable! I love how easy it would be to change up the color scheme by changing the beads out…this is a keeper!

  5. Sherry Compton says:

    These are really cute and add a fun, festive touch. I like the idea of using them on your knobs for decoration. They would be great on the tree or hanging off the fireplace. Plus with the beads, you could easily change up the colors.

  6. This is a good looking ornament. I am not a very crafty person, but I would definitely try this. Thank you for sharing this craft post.

  7. Jo-Ann Brightman says:

    I wish I had one of those Dollar Stores closer to where I live. One can get so many great items there. Your craft idea is wonderful and as you said a good way to use up leftover bits and pieces

  8. Sarah Matos says:

    Love the dollar store for crafting supplies. Never know what your going to find and how creative you can get.

  9. Friederike Graedener says:

    What a great craft idea. I love it. So thrifty. Thank you for sharing.

  10. Look at you, being all clever and thrifty and in the holiday spirit! Very pretty ornament. I’ve got tons of beads and beading supplies. Maybe this weekend I’ll try to get the gumption to pull it out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  11. These would look so pretty on a Christmas tree. I love that they are fun and easy to make.

  12. So cute! I have most of the supplies from making fabric flowers with beaded centers, etc. It looks like a fun project to do as a get together!

  13. Eli@coachdaddy says:

    This will come in handy when winter break starts – and the fighting begins between my kids! You can’t fight when you’re making snowflakes, right? Very clever.

  14. This is very clever. And not too hard for me to do.

  15. Love this idea! So fun!

  16. We did some in white, royal blue and silver. My grand daughter thinks they have to do with the hit movie “Frozen” so she calls them her Disney Frozen Ornaments.

  17. This is such a cute idea! My daughter and I have been doing winter crafts now that it’s snowing, and I think s he’d love trying this. Besides, she loves anything that involves cutting and gluing. 🙂