s snow in the forecast where you live yet? We had our first mild snow, but nothing stuck. I'm excited for the snow to start falling so I can curl up in the house in front of the fire and watch the flurries out the front window.
As soon as the snow starts falling, I tend to start baking and crafting more. I want to start making more of our Christmas ornaments. I love unique ornaments on trees – it adds so much character and it's fun to pass down ornaments.
If you're just getting started with making your own ornaments, this is an easy one to get you started. You can create a simple and elegant straw snowflake ornaments using this step by step process.
- Begin by cutting your straws into smaller segments. About 2 inches in length is ideal.
- Take your fingers and press down the center of each segment. This will make gluing them together easier.
- Place a dab of glue on the flattened portion of the straw.
- Place another straw over it and press them together to make an X. Ideally, you want the two flattened portions to match up, right in the center.
- Repeat the process of adding segments. Just add a dab of glue to the center and press. Rotate your straws as you do so the snowflake shape begins to form.
- You can then glue some glitter onto the ornament if you want to add a little sparkle.
- Once your snowflakes are complete, add a dab of glue to the back and press some ribbon. Tie into a bow for hanging.
- Your straw snowflake ornaments are now ready to be displayed and enjoyed. Hang them from your tree or window for some wintry fun.
When do you normally decorate your Christmas tree?