Hello and welcome back! Last year was my very first year in our new home and one of my very favorite projects ever was my Winter Wonderland wall. I made a “flat” industrial-style Christmas tree out of reclaimed tree branches and these fun light up snowflake pieces that together make a wonderfully charming winter wonderland.
This project was first published as a guest post on Sawdust 2 Stitches a year ago. This post contains affiliate links for your convenience, see my full disclosure policy HERE.
- Floral Stem Wire
- LED Light Up Wire Set (similar)
- Jewelry Wire
- fishing line
- snowflake ornaments
- Dorm Putty
I wanted to dress up my huge brick wall takes up a large portion of our living room. This wall is one of my favorite things about this space. So, I got the idea for the tree off Pinterest, but I wanted a little more Pow! I found a ton of cheap little snowflake ornaments all over the place – Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby, Amazon, etc. But I wanted some that lit up. I search for some and actually found some at Restoration Hardware, but they were $69-129 A PIECE. I don’t know about you, but I can’t be spending $600+ dollars on light up snowflakes, yo! So I set out to make them myself. I used these wire sets when I made the tree, so I grabbed some more for the snowflakes.
The big selling point of these guys is that they are on timers, so you can set them up at the beginning of the season and they are good to go. They turn off in the day, back on at night, and they are LED so they are super bright.
Then I picked up some cheap flower stems.
And wrapped the wire around them, and used the wire to hold the shape.
Next, I wrapped around some jewelry wire. I used different color jewelry wire. When the lights are on, you can’t tell the colors are different but they look really cool in the day.
To hang them, I used small finishing nails in the molding and fishing wire attached to the battery packs.
Then I gathered up some cheapo snowflake ornaments.
I picked ups some “dorm putty”, which worked perfectly for the light (non-light up) snowflakes. One or two fell throughout the season last year, but that was it.
I used the snowflakes to cover the battery packs as well as to finish the winter wonderland wall.
Oh, so pretty :).
They are the perfect accessory to my tree – see that HERE.
They are so cool at night when it’s super dark. I love how they reflect off the ceiling and floor.
Well, that’s it for the light up snowflake diy project. Have you started decorating for Christmas yet? I can’t wait to get my stuff up. I go straight from Halloween to Christmas.
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Light Up Snowflake DIY
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