Although I love her finished product my tree has a sugar cookie & gingerbread theme so I just had to make mine a “gingerbread snowflake”.
I really love how the snowflake turned out. This would also be great on a rustic tree featuring bears, canoes, pinecones, etc. You could also add pastel paint around the edges of the white “frosting” to further the gingerbread effect.
- I assembled my snowflakes using pieces from an “age 6 and up” puzzle and followed Lisa’s clear directions. My snowflakes measure 4″x4″. You can easily (and I did!) make snowflakes from smaller puzzle pieces and make smaller ornaments.
- After the glue dried I painted my snowflakes with Cinnamon FolkArt® Acrylic Paint.
- After the paint dried I daubed on white paint with a cotton swab to resemble frosting.
- I purchased a package of rusted heart garland at Hobby Lobby the day before I tried this project so I snipped off a heart along with some of the wire and curled the about 1 1/2″ long wires around the end of my paintbrush to create a curly-que.
- Because the back of the heart has a concave surface I needed to fill this “hole” in order to glue it on using foam glue (if you use a hot glue gun no filler would be necessary but I tend to burn myself) so I used the cotton that was saturated with glue from the cotton swab to pad out the heart. I added a little extra glue to the snowflake and put the heart in place.
- Then I snipped off another heart with wire tag ends and wrapped the wire around the sticky outie piece tab of top puzzle piece as a hanger. Use a little glue to secure it.
- Optional: Seal the ornament with several layers of Mod Podge or other sealeant.