Pottery Barn Inspired Snowflake Ornaments featuring Jaime from That’s My Letter {Handmade Holidays Project No. 14}

Pottery Barn Inspired Snowflake Ornaments featuring Jaime from That’s My Letter {Handmade Holidays Project No. 14}

Welcome back to the continuation of the Handmade Holiday Series featuring STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam. This week we are sharing a total of twenty five inspiring projects to create for the upcoming holiday season.
I’m please to introduce our next guest,
Jaime from That’s My Letter
Jaime’s festive snowflakes are colorful, glittery and sure to add a touch of sparkle to your holiday decor. I love attaching ornaments to the tops of Christmas presents as a special additional treat and I can see a few of these being used this year. Please welcome Jaime.

Glittered snowflake ornaments.

Made from STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam, wire hangers and glitter.

Simple, easy ornaments you can make to add sparkle anywhere for the holidays.

Inspired by the large bead snowflake from Pottery Barn:

You could glitter these any color to match your decor.

Here’s how I made the ornaments:

Supplies needed:

– 1″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls

– 1 1/2″ STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam balls

– STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam flat sheet goods (any size)

– Krylon spray glitter

– loose glitter- wire hangers (& wire cutters)

– hot glue gun

– tiny measuring spoons or melon baller

1. Begin by cutting the wire hanger into pieces, one 5″ piece and 4 – 2 1/2″ pieces
2. Prepare the smaller balls.

Using a metal measuring spoon scoop out a small ball shape from the flat sheet:

Dig down deep and then twist in a circular motion:

This is what comes out.

3. Take the ball and roll it between your hands like a meatball to smooth the edges and achieve a nice rounded shape:

4. Make at least 6 1/2″ balls and 6 3/4″ balls:
5. Begin assembly.
Use the 5″ wire piece and slide the balls on in this order:
(Use a drop of hot glue on the wire then slide the ball over the glue.)

6. Take the 2 1/2″ wire and poke into side of large center ball.

Add same balls into place.

7. Repeat on other side for equality.

8. Spray the glitter spray paint onto the balls, then sprinkle loose glitter onto the paint.

(Do this in sections over a scrap paper to collect glitter for re-use.)

9. Make a resting cradle for the center ball with straight pins to let paint/glitter dry.

10. Hang using ribbon and a straight pin glued into the outer most ball.

Ready for Christmas.

A little STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam can go a long way.

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Thanks so much Jaime for sharing these beautiful ornaments. I would have never thought to roll my own balls from a block of STYROFOAM™ Brand Foam – that’s a great idea.
We have one more project left for today – which will be coming up shortly. To check out all the previous guests in this series simply click the event button above. ~ Enjoy.

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  1. These are gorgeous!!!

  2. Those are so pretty! I think they might actually sell the tiny little Styrofoam balls, but I’m not sure if they’re that tiny. I was in the store just two days ago purchasing some for a project I’m working on, and I was shocked at how small they come. But either way, this is a great project! Easy and pretty…just the way I like them. 🙂

  3. what a great idea! This is something all of my kids could make along with me. Thanks for posting!

  4. I love this. I can totally adapt this so that my little one can play.

  5. Thanks for all your nice comments. To respond to Kristi – the smallest balls available to us for this project were 1″ but I’d love to find smaller ones premade. I must admit the meatball rolling method worked shockingly good so no complaints.

  6. Those came out great…Looks just like the real deal from Pottery Barn…Thanks for the tutorial..

  7. they’re adorable-I might have to try these with my kiddos1

  8. Ah-Mazing! I absolutely love this!

  9. Gosh, they are cute! I’m not surprised though, Jaime makes the coolest stuff – she rocks!


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