I have a bunch of the super cheep plastic glitter snowflakes from Target. They are no where as cool as the hand made snowflake ornaments my Mom and Grandmother crochet me, but I still like them. These plastic wonders have graced our family tree for a number of years. You know the ones that come in a bunch of different colors and are around $2 for a pack.
This year I decided that they were a bit too uniform. No two snowflakes are the same in nature, yet my tree was covered in a bunch of clone snowflake ornaments. So I tried altering them a bit, and I am so glad I did. I love the new look!
Since they are cheap plastic, it was simple to snap off any of the bits that I did not want. I did not bother to cover the raw end of my white snowflakes, but if you were trying this with a colored one, you may need to use paint to hide the raw area.
You can create many interesting shapes, depending where you snap the snowflake. I chose to keep each of my snowflake ornaments symmetrical. I also changed all the silver string, to simple twine which fit my decor much better.
I love my new snowflake ornaments. Why I did not do this sooner is beyond me, but I’m glad I did it now. I kept a few of them the original shape and altered the rest. SO much better!