I’m in disbelief that Christmas is just 4 short days away! Are you ready? I feel like I still have a lot to accomplish and hours are slipping away so it’s crunch time! Do you remember those Snow Cone Ornaments I shared over on instagram a few weeks back? Well getting them up on the blog has been a priority for me, especially after all of your kind feedback! Thank you!
The idea for these simple snow cone ornaments came about after searching to buy one online with no luck. I figured it would be easy enough for me to make my own and voila! The ornaments took much less time to make than I had initially imagined. And in addition to being easy, they require just a few supplies to make, that most already have on hand!
Since I recently updated my tree decor, I knew a chilly snow cone ornament would fit in perfectly with my pink, sparkly & sweet theme. The beauty of this DIY is that you can choose any snow cone colors that you’d like! You can go traditional with rainbow shades of glitter, or switch things up and make them pink and gold like I did. If this was my snow cone in real life, the pink would represent rosé, and the gold would be edible glitter. Of course you can dream this up in your head any way that your heart desires, with as many possibilities as there are colors of glitter!
Cue the faux snow!
Hello festive weekend project! I’m just realizing as I type that today is the first day of Winter! How fitting to create snow cone ornaments just in time for the new season!
SNOW CONE ORNAMENT – DIY
S U P P L I E S
Clear glass medium-sized ornaments (1.7inches each) (metal top removed).
Glitter Craft Glue (I use Martha Stewart).
4 colors of glitter (or more). I used Light pink, dark pink, white & gold. (Martha Stewart).
3 1/4 x 3 diamond-shaped cutout or cutter, (for tracing and cutting “cone” shape.)
White quality vinyl.
1 medium tip paint brush.
Gorilla Glue, or craft glue of choice.
I N S T R U C T I O N S
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m very much a visual person when it comes to following DIY’s/recipes, so I’ve been working on getting more video tutorials up for you all! Scroll down to see the DIY edit! You can also view the video over on my Youtube Channel!
1. Starting at the top of each ornament, paint a 1/4 inch line of glue on an angle, all the way down to the bottom of the ornament. Cover the line of glue in the first color of glitter. Then paint the second line of glue, right next to your first one. There should be no gaps between the lines of glue/glitter. Cover glue in second shade of glitter.
2. Repeat these steps for all 4 colors of glitter, then you can start the colors over again, until the ornament is fully covered. The ornament should resemble the look of a snow cone.
3. Set aside to dry. Repeat these glue and glitter steps for each ornament.
4. While the ornaments are drying, trace or draw a diamond shape onto the sheet of white vinyl. I used a diamond-shaped cutter from my shop (approximately 3 1/4 inches tall & 3 inches wide.) You can even free hand the shape, just make sure the same size measurement. Repeat these steps for each ornament that you wish to make.
5. Cut out the diamond shape(s).
6. Starting at the left edge of the diamond cutout, roll the vinyl inwards to create a “cone.”
7. Hold the cone shape in place with a few small strips of scotch tape.
8. Trim about 1 inch off the top.
8. Repeat steps 4-8 to make additional vinyl cones.
9. Once the glittered ornaments have dried, cover the bottom of each with a circle of glue, the same width as the cone opening. (Use whatever glue on hand that will adhere to glass.) The craft glue worked well for me, but I’m sure hot glue, or gorilla glue would work too.
10. Cove the edges of the opening of each cone with extra glue, then attach it to the bottom of the ornament, where the circle of glue was applied.
11. Hold in place for about 20 seconds, then allow one hour to dry.
12. Reattach the metal top to each completed ornament.
12. Hang them on the tree!
These ornaments will make fun gifts and gift toppers, if you’re feeling last-minute like myself!
They’re also a fun holiday craft to work on with little ones.
Wishing you all a very sweet start to winter!! I’ll have another holiday post on the way soon!
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