Handmade Holiday 2016 ~ Day #3

Hi everyone!

Welcome to day #3 of Handmade Holiday 2016. This can be such a busy and hectic time of year but I still enjoy giving something handmade and adding handmade touches to gifts for family and friends. Each day this week, I’ll share a quick Handmade Holiday idea for gift packaging, tags, gift card holders, place setting favors, recipes and more that will be sure to add that special handmade touch.

Day #3 ~ Snowflake Ornaments


These frosty snowflakes will be so pretty adorning a Christmas tree, wreath or garland. Or how about as a package topper instead of a traditional bow? They could also have “to and from” stamped on the back to be used as gift tags.


You will need: any snowflake dies or punches, thick white card stock, glitter card stock {directions below for making your own}, die cutting/embossing machine, embossing folder or background stamp {optional for adding interest to the snowflakes}, liquid glue or tape runner, dimensional adhesive, tape, ribbon or thick string {for the hanger}, rhinestones/pearls, “to/from” stamps/ink {optional}.




Cut as many snowflake layers as needed for each ornament. I did 5 layers for mine but it is totally up to you how thick you want yours to be. Please note: 2 of the largest size snowflake {#1} are required to “sandwich” the ribbon/string hanger. The second largest {#2} and the smallest snowflake {#5} were both cut from glitter paper and the rest {#3/#4} were from thick white card stock.





Making glitter card stock:

If you don’t have any glitter card stock in your stash, it’s simple to make your own with a VersaMark ink pad, sparkle embossing powder and a heat tool. #1}Pat the VersaMark ink pad over the colored card stock that you want glittered. #2}Sprinkle on sparkle embossing powder and heat set with a heat tool.  However, if you don’t have these products, that’s okay! Some liquid glue or spray adhesive and fine glitter will work just fine. Apply a very thin layer of liquid glue with a small paint brush or a light coat of spray adhesive to the snowflake and sprinkle on the glitter. Press gently with your fingertip and shake off the excess. Let dry thoroughly with a weight {such as a book} on it to keep it flat before using it for any projects.



If desired, any of the snowflakes can be run through an embossing folder or stamped with a background stamp for some texture/design. I dry embossed the #3 snowflake with the Divine Swirl folder from Cuttlebug. This step is completely optional.





If these are to used as gift tags, now is the time to stamp “to and from” on the back of the second large {#1} snowflake.





Add dimensional adhesive to the backs of #2, #3, and #4.




Remove backings from the dimensional adhesives and layer the snowflakes. Please note: I found that it helps to add a bit of liquid glue to the dimensional adhesive pieces that are going to stick to the glitter card stock snowflake ~ it sticks much better.

Attach the smallest snowflake {#5}  to the top and add a rhinetone or pearl.

Tape a ribbon or twine loop to the front of the second large {#1} snowflake. Add adhesive all the way around and attach the two together ~ either liquid glue or tape runner can be used for this. However, if there are very small spaces that need adhesive, the liquid form works a bit better. There you go! A pretty sparkly snowflake ready for many uses.

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A bunch of these can be made up in no time 🙂




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See you tomorrow for day #4!


The Country Touch

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Email: ctrytch@telus.net









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The Country Touch

Website: http://www.thecountrytouch.weebly.com

Email: ctrytch@telus.net


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