Snowflakes & Snowy Greens: Day 7

12 Days of Gifts Decor & RecipesI wanted to do something a little different with my chandelier this year.  In the past I have hung ball ornaments from it, draped it in crystal garlands and even left it unadorned.  After finding a post on Pinterest about Borax Snowflakes I knew I had to try it!  These snowflakes coupled with snowy cedar branches are perfect for my chandelier.
Cedar and Snowflake ChandelierThe Snowflake Supplies:
Borax Snowflake SuppliesFrom left: mini pom poms*, Borax, white pipe cleaners, string and glass containers.
*I tried making snowballs & icicles with pom poms and wasn’t happy with the outcome.

The Snowflake Steps:
Create snowflakes with the pipe cleaners, cutting them apart and twisting to make the shapes.  Make sure to make it smaller than the container you are using.
Tie a string to the top of the snowflake.
Fill glass container with hot (boiling) water and Borax.  I played around with the measurements and found the more borax added the thicker the snowflake.  I used anywhere between 4 tablespoons to a 1/2  cup.
Submerge snowflake in Borax solution and use a pencil to hold it in place.
Let the snowflake sit overnight in the solution.
Borax Snowflake StepsRemove snowflakes from solution, rinse gently and lay to dry.
Borax SnowflakesSupplies & Steps Snowy Greens:
Supplies (below left):
Greens (I used cedar), snow spray and glitter
Snow GreensSteps (above right):
Gather cut greens (I used cedar) and lay them in a box or on a protected surface.
Mist them gently with snow spray and follow with a dusting of glitter.
I also used a little clear sealer for added protection while handling.

Once all the components are dry the chandelier can be decorated!
Snowflake and Snowy Branch ChandelierI am loving the outcome!

Don’t forget to check out yesterday’s Trees that Sparkle: Day 6
and last year’s Christmas Scavenger Hunt!

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