Back in the Fall The Boy and I went for a walk to collect some twigs for a Christmas project -
Twig Snowflakes. I can't find the website that I got my original idea from anymore,
but if you do a google search you will be overwhelmed with choices.
Anyhoo, we found a bunch - thin and long were what I wanted the most of,
and one weekend morning while everyone was still sleeping, I make a bunch.
It was super easy and fun and I felt a bit Martha-y afterwards.
Look - a bunch of sticks!
I wanted my snowflakes to be delicate, so I used the thinnest branches.
The website that I got my inspiration from had used thin wire to bind the twigs together.
The wire that The Mister had was too thick and I am not co-ordinated, so it didn't go well.
I was 3 minutes away from giving up when I realized I could glue them instead of using wire.
I used 4 twigs per snowflake, and glued in levels, on both sides with a hot glue gun.
It took hardly no time at all.
The only thing I wish I had done but hadn't was to buy some twine to tie around the middle. I used thread on some, which was ok but not amazing, and I left some plain. I think some thicker red or white, or green or striped twine around the middle would have been super cute.
I attached some string to the top of each and hung them in our window.
I loved it!