Introduction: Strawberry Basket to Snowflake

This is a really easy instructable, kids can do it, the materials are inexpensive, it doesn't take a long time, and you can recycle those strawberry baskets saved from this Summer.

Step 1: Step 1

The materials: scissors
                        strawberry basket
                        silver glitter
                        fine wire (thread, floss, is fine as well)
                        Krylon spray paint (I used 'Make it Pearl'- had it already) you can use white,
                                                silver, or any color you want- (that goes for the glitter too).

I thought glue might be needed somewhere along the line, but I used the wire instead, which is why the tube is blocked out and the wire is stuck on in the photo.

Step 2: Step2

Cut out the bottom of the basket.

Step 3: Step 3

Trim the bottom piece into a snowflaky shape.  The small box in the bottom left corner shows how to attach the wire to hang it with.  If you do that at this step, (I didn't!) the wire will get painted over and won't show.

Step 4: Step 4

Place the future snowflake on a flat surface, in a well ventilated area.  Spray with the paint and quickly sprinkle glitter all over.  When this side is dry, flipit over and do the same on the other side.

Step 5: Step 5

When it's all dry, you can hang it on your tree, put on a wreath, hang in a window, or anyplace else you might like to see some 'snow'.


sunshiine made it! (author)2011-07-12

Very clever!

dismissie made it! (author)dismissie2011-07-12

thanks sunshine!

ChrysN made it! (author)2010-12-09

Clever and pretty!

dismissie made it! (author)dismissie2011-01-12

Thanks ChrysN- sorry this reply is so late- hope your Holidays were full of snowflakes (not snowstorms!).

mapplegate6977 made it! (author)2010-12-13

Very good idea. I believe I'm going to use it! Thanks!

dismissie made it! (author)dismissie2010-12-14

thanks mapplegate- happy holidays!

EcoDonna made it! (author)2010-12-09

Brilliant!!!!! We will be making these at reCREATE this weekend!

dismissie made it! (author)dismissie2010-12-11

Thanks EcoDonna- glad those strawberry baskets have found a purpose for their little plastic lives!

scoochmaroo made it! (author)2010-12-08

Genius! Genius genius genius.

dismissie made it! (author)dismissie2010-12-09

Thanks scoochmaroo- the idea has been in my head for ages, but it's taken the contests and fun stuff to finally get me motivated!

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