About a week ago, I was trying to come up with a snowflake ornament craft to reuse some crystal beads that had once belonged to my Grandmother. I'm sitting at the kitchen table surrounded with wire, beads and my ever present Diet Coke. I tried to make a form by twisting wire together, but it kept falling apart and the centers were too bulky. Just as I was about to give up, my first born pulled up a chair and suggested that I drill holes in my soda cap, string wire through the holes, and use hot glue to hold the whole thing together. Brilliant.
First we made six-pointed snowflakes, then eight, and then this amazing 24 inch by 24 inch, 17 plastic cap, snowflake.
I love that this idea has sentimental value and is also respecting our environment.
Step 1: GATHERING SUPPLIES:
* Wire - 24 gauge, 20 gauge and 18 gauge
* Drill Bits - 1/16 and 5/64
* Needle-nose pliers
* Hot glue gun & Hot glue
* Glass balls - the kind you would place to put in a vase or a fish tank. I don't like the kind that are flattened because they are not symmetrical=)