DIY - Snowflake Christmas Ornament

wood burning ornaments, snowflakes,

Hi friends,

Once again this year I'm joining a group of bloggers in what we call The 31 Days of Handmade Christmas Ornaments - A full month dedicated to Christmas crafting in hopes of giving you lots of ideas for your holiday decor. 

At the end of this post you'll find the links to all the other 11 ornaments that have already been featured, and
you can also find the links to the others ornaments still to come, until the end of the month.

Big thanks to An Extraordinary Day, Cupcakes and Crinoline, Yesterday on Tuesday, and Silly Pearl for all their work at putting together this event.

red bench, white wooden poles, fluted wooden pole, curtain poles, garage floor

My ornament, as many of my projects is a repurposed one. Two years ago I scored a bunch of free wooden poles at my local Flea Market. After moving them to a new spot during the big garage cleaning this past Spring, the idea of using the fluted pole as little snowflakes appeared.

diy, christmas crafting at the garage, wooden ornaments

I guess you can use a hand saw, but that would be intense work (totally not my thing). I decided to use my Rockwell - BladeRunner saw, and it worked like a charm at cutting all those little flakes. :)

Ryobi drill to open holes onto snowflakes wooden ornaments.

I'm telling you, I got lots of them, more than 100! And they all needed the little hole to pass the ribbon from where to hang. The only problem was, I got too excited with my awesome drill, and instead of drilling only one little hole, I made five, six, and even eight holes on some of the flakes.
Don't worry, that goes FAST. ;)

pencil, snowflakes, designs,

Then, it was time to play with the wood burning tool. At first, I made a rough draft with a pencil, but after the tenth design, I was a pro! Well, almost.

wood burning snowflake designs on wood.

This is one of those tasks you want to complete while watching one of your favorite TV series, take a break until the next episode and continue.  I haven't finished all of them, and no, I don't watch much TV, no TV series for me, I guess I'm going debate after debate until election day! :D

red ribbon on snowflakes, wooden ornaments, snowflake designs

But, I love what I've done so far! I'm thinking of giving them as little sets to family and friends.

pine branches, red ribbon, wood burning designs

Of course, I'm going to keep some of them to decorate my Christmas tree...

cute designs on wood, Christmas tree decor, farmhouse ornaments

And maybe some more to use as present tags. Ha, I just thought of adding names to some of those. Talk about personalization. ;)

Christmas crafting, diy, snowflakes, wood burning

So many possibilities and hey, free! ;)

snowflakes, fluted wooden pole, crafts,

Below is the list for all the Handmade Christmas Ornaments. And don't forget to stop by tomorrow to check the awesome Handmade Ornament my friend Vanessa from DIY 180 is sharing.

Here are all 31 Bloggers in order of their appearance:
Day 1 - The Silly Pearl :: Day 2 -Yesterday on Tuesday
Day 3 - Cupcakes and Crinoline :: Day 4 - An Extraordinary Day
Day 5 - Knick of Time :: Day 6 - Pet Scribbles :: Day 7 - Simply Kelly Designs
Day 8 - Town and Country Living :: Day 9 - Petticoat JUNKtion
Day 10 - The Everyday Home :: Day 11 - Up on Tippy Toes
Day 12 - Remodelando la Casa :: Day 13 - DIY 180 :: Day 14 - 504 Main
Day 15 - Sum of their Stories :: Day 16 - At Home with Jemma
Day 17 - The Kim Six Fix :: Day 18 - Shabby Art Boutique
Day 19 - Morena's Corner :: Day 20 - My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Day 21 - Our Southern Home :: Day 22 - Domestically Speaking
Day 23 - The Crafting Nook :: Day 24 - Sweet Pea
Day 25 - Dukes and Duchesses :: Day 26 - Heathered Nest
Day 27 - Lovely Etc. Day 28 - Stone Gable Blog :: Day 29 - Mod Podge Rocks
Day 30 - Running with a Glue Gun :: Day 31 - All Things Heart and Home

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  1. Cute idea!
    I didn't realize at first that they were so small, you could hang those anywhere (furniture knobs, lamp switches, etc.)

    1. That's so right, Julie! So many uses for them. Thanks for stopping by my friend.

  2. Cristina,
    I am in love with these snowflakes. Handmade ornaments are the best. Thank you for sharing this great idea.

    1. Thanks Vanessa! Can't wait to see yours. ;)

  3. I always love your Christmas ornaments...I am so fortunate that my Mom started a tradition of giving my kids collectable ornaments every year...thye easily fill a 10' tree! But SOMEDAY I will have to turn them over to their rightful owners and I may have to start making some to fill the tree. Either that, or I will put up a little table top tree, put a bow on the top, and go to Colorado for the! Now there is a plan!

    1. Hey Beck, I think that's what Christmas is all about. All those memories and traditions we create, passing them generation after generation. That last idea is gonna be my favorite tradition a couple years down the road. :D Thanks for stopping by and for your kind words!

  4. These are brilliant, what a clever idea.
    I was thinking personalise them as tags as I was reading and see you had that same thought too!

  5. I'll say this again, you should be selling these stuff Cristina!!!!! Fabulous!

    1. One of these days I would listen to you and open my Etsy store. Fingers crossed. :D Thanks Vel!

  6. What a great way to use that fluted pole. These snowflakes are so pretty and will look gorgeous on your tree. You get a gold star for being patient enough to do all of that wood burning!

    1. Hehe Thanks Paula! I'm still at it, kind of half way thru. ;)

  7. Holy cannoli girl! You've got skills!!! I adore these sweet snowflakes ! oxoxo

    1. Thanks so much Robin, I'm glad to hear that!

  8. Cristina, these are fabulous!! I love it when those AhHa! moments come. And the word burn was a brilliant idea. You knocked it out of the park!!
    I"m so happy that you joined us for the blog hop!! {{hugs}}

  9. What a wonderfully creative idea!

  10. Cristina, these are sooo pretty! I've wanted to try wood burning - this is a great project to try!

  11. These are too cute, Cristina! Your friends and family will cherish them! XO

  12. Ok... Now I need a electric saw... I must do these!!!

  13. Ok... Now I need a electric saw... I must do these!!!

  14. Always love a re-purpose project and these snowflakes are such a sweet design!

  15. I love that you made these out of poles, how clever, they are adorable!


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