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!