Introduction: Hot Glue Snowflakes

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Here is a quick and easy way to make some snowflake decorations that look pretty good stuck to your window.

All you need are:

  • A hot glue gun and hot glue
  • Parchment paper
  • Markers (optional)

Step 1: Draw a Snowflake With Hot Glue

Layout a sheet of parchment paper. Then take your hot glue gun and draw a snowflake on the parchment paper. It works best if you hold the tip of the hot glue gun very close to the parchment paper and slowly draw out the lines.

Wait for the glue to cool and then peal the snowflake off of the parchment paper. Trim away any thin hairs and your done.

The side of the glue that is up (not touching the parchment paper) is a little tackier than the bottom side and it will stick to the window by itself for a bit. But I found it works best to just add a small drop of hot glue to the snowflake and use that to stick it to the window.

Step 2: Optional Color Using a Marker

If you want to add some color to the snowflake and give yourself a guide for drawing, use a marker to draw out your design on the parchment paper first. Then go over the ink with the hot glue. The hot glue will soak up some of the ink from the parchment paper. When you peal it off you will see the color in the snowflake.

If you draw out the design with pencil bewared the hot glue will soak up some of the pencil lead from the parchment paper.

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