Introduction: Retro Metallic Snowflake

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A simple way to experience the beauty of your tree while catching glints of light naturally!

Step 1: Organize Materials

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5 - 12" metallic pipe cleaners
lightweight needlenose pliers/wire cutters
ruler

Cut two of the pipe cleaners into thirds (apx 4" each)

Step 2: Fold All Sections in Half

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Step 3: Connect the 3 Largest Sections by Twisting Them Together in the Center

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Step 4: Twist Each of the Shorter Pieces Apx 1" (or the Width of Your Thumb) From Center

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Step 5: Twist the Adjacent Shorter Points Together

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Step 6: Trim the Untwisted Length 3" From End. Fold Each of the Cut Pieces in Half

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Step 7: Twist Each of the Shorter Pieces Around the Remaining Arms. Now Go Decorate!

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Comments

sarapt (author)2009-01-03

i did this - it worked great and you can do so many variations.

myrtle50 (author)2009-01-03

So easy a child could do it - which is perfect for me!

4606aberdeen (author)2009-01-01

Hang these from a shower curtain rod tightened between sides of a window!

eulessmike (author)2008-12-29

very christmassy. Poor Broncos

ldobbels (author)2008-12-29

Thanks, great for our crafts at the library holiday event

jimatboulder (author)2008-12-29

very pretty

jimatboulder (author)2008-12-29

this is a beautiful piece of work

Meier (author)2008-12-26

This will be a great project for my girl scout troop to make and pass on to Meals on Wheels recipients next year. Thank you for sharing and the detailed directions.

jimatboulder (author)2008-12-26

sure was a nice job

kolowinter (author)2008-12-23

Excellent documentation!!! This would make a perfect package topper in place of a bow -- later to be used as an ornament. Thanks for sharing.

ccbarrett (author)2008-12-22

Cool - beautiful, basic and cost-effective!

threecheersfornick (author)2008-12-21

Gorgeous.

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