Introduction: Retro Metallic Snowflake

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

Step 1: Organize Materials

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

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

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

Step 5: Twist the Adjacent Shorter Points Together

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

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

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sarapt made it!(author)2009-01-03

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

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myrtle50 made it!(author)2009-01-03

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

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4606aberdeen made it!(author)2009-01-01

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

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eulessmike made it!(author)2008-12-29

very christmassy. Poor Broncos

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ldobbels made it!(author)2008-12-29

Thanks, great for our crafts at the library holiday event

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jimatboulder made it!(author)2008-12-29

very pretty

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jimatboulder made it!(author)2008-12-29

this is a beautiful piece of work

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Meier made it!(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.

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jimatboulder made it!(author)2008-12-26

sure was a nice job

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kolowinter made it!(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.

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ccbarrett made it!(author)2008-12-22

Cool - beautiful, basic and cost-effective!

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threecheersfornick made it!(author)2008-12-21

Gorgeous.

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