I’m a big fan of making your own Christmas decorations especially when they’re stylish, quick and thrifty like these Bottle Top Snowflake Decorations. I came up with these when I was revisiting my metal bottle top spring flower craft & plastic bottle top spring flowers recently. They weren’t seasonal enough for what I was after so with a teeny bit of tweaking I came up with this delicate bottle top snowflake. And if you like these then you’ll probably like my other snowflake decoration or this frosted glass luminiere.
Materials Needed To Make Bottle Top Snowflakes
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- Glitter – silver or pale blue. I’ve use coarse PVC glitter and very fine polyester glitter (Martha Stewart) to make mine.
- 12cm white tissue paper circles
- Bottle tops
- PVA glue (white glue)
- Red house hold string
You will also need, small containers to put the glitter and glue in, paintbrush to spread the glue and small sharp scissors.
How To Make Your Bottle Top Snowflake Decoration
The first thing you need to do is paint PVA glue evenly over the top and sides of your bottle tops. Then place them face down in your glitter. Gently place you pointy finger into the bottle top and move it carefully into the glitter so the edges are covered. Carefully remove and set to one side to dry.
Whilst your bottle tops are drying you need to cut out your snowflakes. The underneath of the snowflake is a daisy. Fold your tissue paper circle in half 5 times and using small pointed scissors, cut a petal shape. Make sure to cut approximately half way down the each side and be careful as it’s very small. When you open it up you should have a flower shape. If you’re not sure what I mean by folding the circle have a look at the instructions here.
Fold another paper circle in half 4 times and cut out a snowflake design. Again be careful and make sure you have sharp pointed scissors as you’re dealing with a small area to cut.
Open out your snowflake and glue it on to the top of the flower using a small dot of PVA glue in the centre.
Carefully dab the edges of your bottle cap into the glue.
And place in the centre of your tissue paper snowflake.
To hang the bottle top snowflake decorations from a branch of your tree or on door handles etc glue a piece of household twine to the back.
But as an alternative they look just as gorgeous placed onto furniture and walls with a small piece of bluetac (put the blu tack on the edge of the bottle top rim).