Sunday, December 15, 2013

Making Snowflakes

Recently, I purchased some unfinished wood ornaments from Michaels that I wanted to paint and decorate.  I started with the snowflakes ones first.  The designs are so pretty.  Each one was painted white first and then given a generous coating of Martha Stewart glitter.

The quality of my photos isn't very good, but you can get an idea of what they look like.  Of course, in person, they are much prettier.

The blue snowflake diecut is from Me & My Big Ideas and the snowman is from Jolee's Boutique.

The cute little reindeer and layered snowflake are from Recollections.  I think this is my favorite one of the group.

I wish this picture was clearer because this delicate snowflake is so beautiful with its coating of sparkle.  The glittered snowflakes are from Recollections and the white flower (which I added a bit of glitter to) is from Michaels.

The last one in the group is adorned with a layered diecut from K&Co.  Each of the snowflakes are also finished off with pearls from Recollections.

I spent a couple of days in Cape May, NJ, this past week to enjoy their Victorian Christmas celebration.  We stayed at the same wonderful bed and breakfast we stayed at last year, The Gingerbread House.  These ornaments were purchased at a couple of unique gift shops in town, and I thought you might like to see them.  The snowmen heads are all fabric and handmade as is the stitched heart.  The Santa and little girl actually have some fur trim decorating their outfits.  The dimension on the snowflake is gorgeous in all its sparkly goodness!

Now, I need to get working on finishing up my Christmas cards.  I knew I'd be going down to the wire again this year!  The good news is that the house is decorated, gifts are bought and mostly wrapped, and cookies are getting done.   We have actually had three snowstorms this past week which made me very happy.  However, with a milder day today, a lot of the snow has disappeared.  Here's hoping for a white Christmas!  Have a wonderful week and thanks for stopping by!


  1. Ohhh, they are so pretty and Victorian looking!

  2. Your snowflakes are so pretty and your new ornaments are really lovely too... Take care in the snow!!

  3. Oh, I love all your new ornaments, Patty...both the homemade and the new found ones. Love that vintage look and all the touches of sparkle and shine. And so glad you got to go away to your favorite gingerbread house again! How wonderful!

  4. Cool work i hope to its going to be a white christmas to.

  5. Patty, your snowflakes are gorgeous! My fave is the vintage angel!! Hope you have a wonderful Christmas!!

  6. Your hand made snowflakes are beautiful! And I love those ornaments! Enjoy your holidays and hope you get the snow you're wishing for!

  7. Wow! Those are amazing snowflakes! I'm sure they will look so pretty on the Christmas tree! Take care and Merry Christmas!

  8. These are all beautiful!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you!

    ♥ Hugs, Inger