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Sparkly Snowflake Ornament Tutorial

I just love everything about Christmas. Being a blogger at Christmas time makes it extra special.  I have met so many lovely ladies through blogging and it always fun collaborating with them on different projects and blog hops.  

This is one I really look forward to…….

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home! 

This year I was partnered with Beverly from Across the Blvd who has not one, but three Christmas trees! Oh, how I wish I had room in our little house for three trees!  One of her trees has a coastal theme, one is traditional with burgundy, gold and cream, and the last one is what she described as a hodgepodge of ornaments collected over the years!

Christmas Traditions

Our hodgepodge tree from last year!

I actually just received the ornament Beverly made yesterday, and I am cannot wait to check our her tutorial.  I was beyond impressed and really want to see how she made it! 

Since her hodgepodge tree speaks to my heart, I decided to make an ornament with that tree in mind!  Since she is in the sunny south, and me in the cold north of Canada I decided to make her an ornament that reflects the sparkly snow that blankets our town every winter!  Check out the tutorial below.

2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures          Kim · Made In A Day          Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons          Michelle · Our Crafty Mom   Beverly · Across the Blvd.           Christene · Key to Inspiration           Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things   

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place          Megan · C’mon Get Crafty 

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights         Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess         Marie · The Inspiration Vault          Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace         Jeanie · Create and Babble          Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K   

Terri · Red Cottage Chronicles     

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul          Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste          Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner          Lorelai Life with Lorelai          Cindy ⋅  DIY Beautify

  Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style          Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says           Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den 

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape!          Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity         

  Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life          Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela 

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod         Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY          Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits          Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity          Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After          Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts          Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home          Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche          Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts

snowflake ornament

This DIY snowflake ornament is easy to create and really requires no artist ability.  However the result is a pretty, custom ornament that is sure to add sparkle to any Christmas tree.

You will need……

  • plain silver glass ornament
  • iridescent glitter flakes 
  • silver Sharpie marker
  • craft glue (that dries clear)
  • paper towel
  • a glass to hold the in place
  • fine paint brush
  • clear crystal beads

Easy DIY sparkly snowflake ornament

Begin by drawing a simple snowflake pattern on each side of the glass ball with the sharpie.  Remember every snowflake is different, so don’t fuss about getting them perfect or exactly the same!

DIY sparkly snowflake ornament tutrial

The next steps you will want to work on one side of the ornament at a time, moving to the second side only once the first side is completed.

Using a fine paint brush, trace the snowflake with the craft glue.  Don’t be too heavy handed, but be sure there is enough to hold the glitter.

DIY sparkly snowflake ornament

Liberally sprinkle the glitter over the entire glue coated snowflake pattern.  Don’t be shy.  Lots of glitter is good!

DIY sparkly snowflake ornament tutorial

Pick up the ornament and gently shake off any excess glitter.  Repeat with more glitter if required to ensure full coverage.

Easy DIY sparkly snowflake ornament tutorial

Allow the glue and glitter to dry completely over night.  Brush off any excess glitter with a clean soft paint brush or make up brush, clearing any stray glitter that is not glued down.  

Add a dab of craft glue to the centre of the snowflake.  Using tweezers carefully place one crystal bead on top of the glue, gently pressing into place.  Allow to dry completely.

snowflake ornament

DIY sparkly snowflake ornament

When this side is completely dry, turn the ornament over and repeat the steps on the other side!

DIY snowflake ornament tutorial


In the words of the Barefoot Contessa…..how easy is that! One Sparkly Snowflake Ornament on it’s way to the sunny south! I so hope you enjoy it Beverly!

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A huge thank you to Erlene from My Pinterventures for pulling this blog hop together and keeping everything on track!

Again, it has been great fun participating in this years’ Christmas ornament blog hop and I am looking forward to perusing all the links below for even more DIY ornament inspiration! And, you can check out last year’s ornament and blog hop here!

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FIND ALL 47 HANDMADE ORNAMENT TUTORIALS BELOW AND SHARE YOURS TOO! Use Hashtag #2017OrnamentExchange so we can see your creations on social media.


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  1. What a pretty sparkly ornament! You’re right, here in coastal South Carolina, we aren’t likely to see any snow. I’m a tad bit envious of all the winter wonderlands that those of you who have snow have for the holidays! I love including snowy ornaments on our tree. I can’t wait for this to arrive and to hang it on our tree. Thank you, Maureen! I’m delighted that you love the ornament I made for you. I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  2. At first I thought this was a sticker, but it’s hand done and I love it even more! I’m going to try this with my daughter, who love glitter. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the #2017OrnamentExchange.

  3. This is beautiful Maureen! If I close my eyes, I can picture a blanket of sparkling snow. At first glance, I thought you created this with vinyl or something similar, but I love that you drew it by hand.