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Tutorial: Soda Tab Snowflakes

8 January 2014 1,906 views One Comment

by rhonda

Soda Tab Snowflake Tutorial

It's been snowing here non-stop. Snowing and snowing and snowing some more, with lots of snow days all around. Need a fun snow day activity? Try making these recycled soda tab snowflakes! Like real snowflakes, you can make endless variations on this theme so no two are exactly alike.

Project estimate:

  • Soda tabs, on hand
  • Nail polish, on hand or $1 and up
  • Paper, felt, or craft foam, on hand
  • Rhinestones, on hand or $1 and up
  • Glue, on hand

Total: Free and up!

Make Soda Tab Snowflakes

Start with a few soda tabs - about 5 or 6 per snowflake is a good number - and paint them with nail polish. I like thins particular polish because it was cheap, it gives a fairly opaque finish with a single coat, and it's super duper glittery.

Make Soda Tab Snowflakes

When the nail polish dries, arrange the tabs in a circle on a piece of paper, felt, or craft foam and glue into place.

Make Soda Tab Snowflakes

Arrange rhinestones in a patten around the soda tabs to fill out the snowflake and add even more sparkle. Glue these into place as well.

Make a Soda Tab Snowflake

After the glue dries, carefully cut around the design, leaving a thin strip of the background material showing around the edge as evenly as possible. Voila! A snowflake!  Wondering what to do with your finished snowflake? Mine is going to go on my bulletin board. To hang it, glue a loop of string or ribbon to it. Or use it as an embellishment in any other number of craft projects!

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  • Craft Project: Recycled Soda Tab Snowflakes | Mrs. Greene - crafts, food, fashion, life said:

    […] Snow, snow, snow! Here in my town today was an unprecedented third consecutive snow day tacked onto the end of Christmas vacation as we continue to feel the effects of the good ol’ Polar Vortex, aka Snowmageddon 2014. In celebration of the storm (or to ward off the boredom of not being able to go out and play due to sub-zero temperatures), here is a recycled craft idea for you that I posted today over at Dollar Store Crafts: a recycled soda tab snowflake! […]