Monday, December 9, 2013

Snowflake Pin/Ornament

This is another one of my super easy because life, a kid, a husband, a house, and a bad back get in the way at the holidays - type of projects!

A cute little snowflake face! You can make it as an ornament or turn it to a pin and wear it proudly.

To make your own, you will need: 

White Cardstock
Snowflakes (I used wooden ones purchased at Hobby Lobby but you could cut them with your Silhouette too!) 
Glue (I used E-6000) 
Bakers Twine or Pin Back (depending on whether or not you are making a pin or an ornament)
Mod Podge Dimensional Magic 
Snowy Face File (I created this file myself in the Silhouette Studio Software and I'm sharing it here. While I sized this to fit the snowflakes I was using, you can re-size it to fit yours.)

How to make your own: 
1. Using the print and cut feature in the Silhouette software, cut out as many faces as you need. 

2. Dab a little glue in the middle of the snowflake and glue on the snowy face. 

3. Once it is dry, put on the Mod Podge Dimensional Magic (MPDM). Start with the center of the face and work your way out squeezing slowly the MPDM bottle. Have a straight pin handy and pop out any air bubbles that arise. Let this dry for at least several hours. If you move it before it dries, the MPDM will run leaving your snowy face looking blurry.

4. Glue on a pin back or add some bakers twine and you're done!

Isn't she adorable?!? These make great ornaments, adorable pins, and would even look so cute embellishing a Christmas gift under the tree and best part - minus drying time, it takes less than 10 minutes!

Want to Check Out More Silhouette Projects?
My Silhouette Challenge buddies and I are all sharing projects on our blogs today, so peruse the projects below for a wealth of Silhouette inspiration! 

  1. 2013 Snowman Christmas Card by Please Excuse My Craftermath...
  2. Christmas Hoop Art by Lil' Mrs. Tori
  3. Silhouette Nativity Advent Candle Box by One Tough Mother
  4. Christmas Party Photo Booth Props by unOriginal Mom
  5. Another Stenciled Tea Towel by Cutesy Crafts
  6. Silhouette Gift Tags by Rain on a Tin Roof
  7. Snowflake Pin / Ornament by Coley's Corner
  8. State Sign Couple Gift by It Happens in a Blink
  9. Mason Jar Christmas Ornaments by Vintage News Junkie
  10. Merry Christmas Wall Decor by One Artsy Mama
  11. Deer Head Holiday Banner...featuring Santa's Reindeer by The Thinking Closet
  12. Restore your UGGS (with PAINT) by From Wine to Whine
  13. Monogrammed Snowflake Ornaments by Architecture of a Mom
  14. Christmas Countdown Sign by The Girl Creative
  15. Elf Chalk Sign: "The Best Way to Spread Christmas" by Weekend Craft
  16. Glittery Christmas Subway Art by The Turquoise Home
  17. Sketch Pen Labels by Sowdering About in Seattle
  18. Snowflake NOEL Sign by My Favorite Finds
  19. DIY Holiday Hostess Gift by Everyday Paper
  20. Folding Nativity Backdrop by Chicken Scratch NY
  21. Recycled Glass Jar Advent Calendar by Nearly Handmade
  22. Reindeer Card: Double-Sided Print & Cut by GetSilvered
  23. Personalized Block Ornament by Suburble
  24. Paper Medallion Christmas Tree by Create & Babble
  25. Mini Mid-Century Homes by Tried & True
  26. Glitter and Vinyl Minecraft Christmas Ornament by A Tossed Salad Life
  27. DIY Countdown to Christmas Refrigerator Style by My Paper Craze
  28. Reversible Recipe Holder/Block Frame by The Sensory Emporium
  29. DIY: Lettered Christmas Pillows by The House on Hillbrook
  30. Simply Charming Christmas Ornaments by Life After Laundry
  31. No Glitter was Worn by GiveMeAPaintbrush
  32. Make Easy Ornaments from Paper Circles by Bringing Creativity to Life
  33. Cutting Machine Embroidery Applique by Terri Johnson Creates
  34. "Believe" Christmas Banner by Daily Dwelling
  35. DIY Christmas Nativity Card by Pitter and Glink

    Do you have a Silhouette machine?
  36. Looking for Silhouette inspiration, support, trouble-shooting? Interested in joining us for our group posting event next month? Then, we'd love to have you join our Silhouette Challenge Facebook group. To join, simply fill out the new member request form, and Lauren from The Thinking Closet will get you squared away.


  1. I love making snowflakes with my Silhouette. It's so easy! Your snowman is cute :).

  2. This is super cute!!! My girls would love to wear these as pins...I'm going to work on making them this week!

  3. Those are so cute....Snowmen and Snowflakes are on my tree.

  4. These are lovely and so simple! If I didn't just get a bunch of tags, I might even make these up as gift tags and write the name on the back. :)

  5. Your snowflakes are adorable! I never would of thought to make them into pins, and I didn't know about the Dimensional Mod Podge either (can ya tell that I am still a beginner?!) This is another project I could totally try! Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Dimensional Modge Podge.. WHATTTTT?! How did I not know that it existed :) Your snowman came out super cute!

  7. Soooo cute! I love the look you got from the mod podge.

  8. These are very cute and I love that you can make them into pins or ornaments!

  9. These are so adorable! I love how the mod podge looks!

  10. I love these Coley! They are so cute. Dimensional magic is so cool!

  11. Very cute! These would be great for my daughter to give to her friends, or to tie to packages. :)

  12. How cute! My little girls would love these!

  13. MPDM? I must look for this next time I'm out!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

  14. I SO want to try out the MPDM...and this project may have pushed me over the edge to ask for it in my stocking this Christmas. Your ornaments are so cute! And I love that they can double as a festive pin. Great job, Coley! And so glad that you were able to participate this month...even with the craziness of the holiday season.

  15. So cute! I need to use my Dimensional Magic more often. I always forget about it.