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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Snowflake Door Hang:.

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I'm seriously in love with how this turned out. It's exactly what I envisioned in my head, and I love it when projects turn out that way!

Here's what you need:

- stir sticks (.28 each at Wal-Mart)
- paint samples (free! okay, I took a lot, but I frequent Wal-Mart often enough that I feel okay about it) I got a bunch in whites and grays for a wintery feel
- spray paint (not pictured)
- vinyl and cutting machine (used my trusty Silhouette!)
- hot glue/gun
- wood oval (this was a late addition, so there's no pic of it before - about $1 at Wal-Mart)

Start off spray painting your stir sticks. If you want. It definitely wasn't necessary, but I did it just in case any little spots peeked through. Also, spray paint your wood oval for the center of your snowflake.

Trace circles on the back of your paint samples.

Cut them out.

Hot glue your stir sticks together in the shape of a snowflake.

Lay out your circles how you'd like them to be on your snowflake.

Hot glue them down. (Excuse the bad picture; I took it at nite!)

Cut out your vinyl using your wonderful Silhouette. The font is Dreamed About You from kevin & amanda.

Rub it on your wood oval.

Hot glue your oval to your snowflake.

Glue some ribbon on the back, hang it on your door, and admire!

Isn't she pretty?

Silhouette Electronic Cutting Tool

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  1. What a beautiful project! I love snowflake stuff. I just don't like the real thing! LOL

  2. I love this! I have so many paint sample. Thanks for sharing over at Tuesday Tell All.

  3. What a terrific project! I love it! I'll be sharing on the All Thingz Related Facebook page! Thanks for joining me at Anything Related!

  4. How cute, and what a great way to get rid of those paint chips I have laying around!

  5. AWE....Summer! So this is what you were making with your stir sticks and paint samples! I LOVE it! I love the circles, and how clean all the lines are. It's super wintery. You are a champ. What a great idea!

  6. This is cute! Another spin off I thought of is doing it with little mirrored circles, and maybe spraying with faux snow? I just might have to try that!

  7. Oh Summer! This is great! I love that its made of paint swatches and paint stirs! Great!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  8. so cute. I love it. visiting from creatingmemorieswithalliroo.blogspot.com

  9. Hi Summer, this is a fabulous project, love it! And thanks so much for linking up on Craft Schooling Sunday, great to "see" you!

  10. Summer this is a brillant idea - simply adorable! Thanks so much for linking to the Sunday Showcase - I greatly appreciate it. I'll be featuring this today. Hope you have a wonderful week ~ Stephanie Lynn


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