Crafts: Wooden Snowflakes

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This is how I made some wooden snowflakes.

You need:

  • some branches, about 7 cm or 3 inches wide,
  • a wood burning tool,
  • a saw to cut them
  • a drill to add the holes
  • your imagination for the images
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Before it got too cold and snowy I went to the back of the garden where we keep lots of brush and sorted out some branches and bought them inside to be sure they were dry before cutting.

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The first job after drying was to cut the wooden discs, about 2 cm or half inch thick. It was a challenge to get a clear photo of the saw and drill when they were in motion.

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It was interesting to see the different colours of the discs once they were cut, obviously from different trees.

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We have a very old wood burning tool, but it still works and after heating it up I made some designs that reminded me of snowflakes. I threaded some garden twine through the holes and they were ready to hang on the nature tree.

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This was a fun, quick and easy craft to make. I’ve got more to make and think I will use some of them as gift tags. You could wood burn any design (image or words). You are only limited by your own imagination.

After awhile I branched out a bit (pardon the pun) …. and did Christmas trees.

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Nature crafts – using shells, rocks, driftwood, sea glass, pinecones

More ornament ideas:

Christmas ornament ideas:

Making snowflakes:

Christmas line

My wooden snowflakes were featured at Handmade Monday and To Grandma’s House We Go.

Homemade Monday feature

15 Responses

  1. Kim

    They’re lovely! I’m always amazed by your creativity and talents. Etsy shop, Etsy shop! 🙂

  2. lavender dreams

    I love these! Looks like something I would grab at a craft sale. I love anything natural and real! And every one is unique! Happy Thanksgiving!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I had lots of fun making these Diane and I love natural things too. Thanks for the good wishes, but here in Canada we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October. Hope you have a good Thanksgiving, enjoy the good food and family and friends.

  3. Myrtle

    As always love the crafts you come up with. I enjoy coming in here to see what next to will make.

  4. Audra @ Renewed Projects

    Very sweet ornaments! And I’m with you, I craft for enjoyment, too. I tried the selling route: booth, craft fairs, Etsy shop, and it sucked a lot of the creative freedom out crafting. It was too stressful wondering if what I was making/selling was going to help me break even on supplies…forget the time!

  5. Julie

    Lovely! I love that you cut your own woodslices too.
    These will be a feature at Handmade Monday next week 🙂

  6. Chas Greener

    Love these fun snowflakes. Thanks for sharing with To Grandma’s House We Go, I’ll be featuring you next week.

  7. Teresa

    They are so pretty! Thank you for sharing at The Really Crafty Link Party. Pinned.

  8. Margie

    These are the only snowflakes that I want to see this winter. Ha!

    • Crafty Gardener

      I totally agree Margie, but somehow I think our wish won’t come true, especially after seeing the snow forecast for Sunday this week.

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