Retro Metallic Snowflake

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About: ...after 30 years of becoming corporately numb, my dreams of not working (for pay) and instead creating with my hands has become a reality. Life is grand!

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

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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

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    myrtle50

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    4606aberdeen

    10 years ago on Introduction

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

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    ldobbels

    10 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks, great for our crafts at the library holiday event

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    Meier

    10 years ago on Introduction

    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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    kolowinter

    10 years ago on Step 7

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