Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament

Welcome to the 2017 Ornament Exchange & Blog Hop! This year, there are 47 amazing bloggers participating in the exchange. The rules of the challenge were simple: be partnered with a fellow blogger, create a handmade ornament for $15 or under, create a tutorial, and ship the ornament off to a new home! I was partnered with Erica From Erica Ever After and chose to make her a Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament to go along with her winter wonderland themed tree. I have to admit, I absolutely love this theme! I’ve even hosted a winter wonderland party last year. The white and subtle blue are so, so pretty together.

Bonus: I have a second ornament partner!  I made her a Glittery Christmas Ornament with Swarovski Crystals you might want to check out as well.

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Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament

2017 Ornament Exchange and Blog Hop

Meet the 2017 Ornament Exchange Hosts

Erlene ⋅ My Pinterventures Kim · Made In A Day Amanda · Domestically Creative

Shirley · Intelligent Domesticatons Michelle · Our Crafty Mom

Beverly · Across the Blvd. Christene · Key to Inspiration Pili ⋅ My Sweet Things

Nicki · Sweet Parrish Place Megan · C’mon Get Crafty

Hilary · Raising Fairies and Knights Emily · Two Purple Couches

Tina · One Crafty Mess Marie · The Inspiration Vault Debra · Shoppe No. 5

Trisha · Rosewood and Grace Jeanie · Create and Babble Katrin ⋅ Kreativ K

Terri · Christmas Tree Lane Maureen · Red Cottage Chronicles

Toni ⋅ Small Home Soul Ula ⋅ Lulu & Celeste Sue ⋅ A Purdy Little House

Pamela · Home On The Corner Lorelai Life with Lorelai Cindy ⋅ DIY Beautify

Debbie ⋅ Tweak and Style Stephanie ⋅ Swoodson Says Chelc ⋅ Inside the Fox Den

Susan ⋅ Super Mom – No Cape! Molly ⋅ Just a Little Creativity

Roseann ⋅ This Autoimmune Life Angela ⋅ Simply Beautiful by Angela

Vicki and Jenn ⋅ 2 Bees in a Pod Joanne ⋅ Our Unschooling Journey

Tylynn ⋅ Bitterroot DIY Sam ⋅ Raggedy Bits Mary ⋅ The Boondocks Blog

Cyn ⋅ Creative Cynchronicity Dione ⋅ Clever Chameleon Quilting

Erica ⋅ Erica Ever After Chelsea ⋅ Love Paper Crafts Evija ⋅ From Evija with Love

Samantha ⋅ Little Bits of Home Hope ⋅ Hopes Crafty Niche Anne ⋅ Orange Bettie

Pam · P.S. I Love You Crafts


Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Materials

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Steps

1. Apply three or four coats of the white pearl paint to the wooden snowflake until you can’t see the wood showing through. Let the paint dry completely.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 1

2. Now lightly brush the blue pearl paint along the edges of both sides of the snowflake. This will be very subtle and you don’t want to see an obvious line between the two paint colors. Let the paint dry completely.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 2

3. Next, you’ll glue on the Swarovski Crystals.  I applied a dot of glue on the ornaments where I wanted the crystal, then used tweezers to gently stick each crystal down. I used two different sizes to have some variation and placed them where they looked best on the ornament to accentuate the snowflake shape. Let them all dry completely and then repeat on the other side and let that side dry, too.

Tip: I chose Elmer’s Craft Bond Ultra Stix All because I want to make sure those crystals were stuck on there for good. Clear Tacky Glue would also work well and dry fast.You don’t buy nice crystals just to have them fall off down the road. I also chose these as opposed to the “bling” strips sold near the paper crafting section. Those aren’t made for crafts like this and that sticky back would definitely not hold up over time. These are actually made to use on t-shirts, but I think they work very well for nicer ornaments, too.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 3

4. Take a jump ring and attach it to the ornament on one of the available openings. Attach the second jump ring to that one.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 4a

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 4b

5. Cut a 9-inch length of silver ribbon and slide it through the jump ring.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 5

6. Slide one of the Pandora type baubles over both lengths of ribbon, down to the jump ring.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 6

7. Knot the two ends of the ribbon together, looping in one of the charm baubles.

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Step 7

That’s it! This Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament was such a joy to make. I really enjoyed putting on all of those crystals and boy do they sparkle and shine like nothing else. They’re so much closer to the real sparkle from snowflakes than the plastic rhinestones. I hope that Erica loves her ornament as much as I do and now I can’t wait to see what she made for me!

Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament Complete

Do you want to see even more DIY Ornament Inspiration? You might get a kick out of my Die Hard Christmas Ornament or if you want hundreds of ideas, visit All Free Christmas Crafts to see all of their fabulous ornaments!

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About L. Marie Dabbs

Hi, I’m Marie! I just built my first home (yay!) and I'm decorating it from the ground up. I decided to refocus my blogging efforts to include this exciting journey. Elle Marie Home (formerly The Inspiration Vault) will continue to provide great DIY and craft project ideas and tutorials, I’m just expanding my scope to include home decor, home improvement, and more advanced DIY projects.

6 thoughts on “Swarovski Crystal Handmade Snowflake Ornament

  1. Wow! I never would have thought of blinging it up like that. It looks so gorgeous!!

    I love all the ideas I get from participating in the Ornament Exchange!!

  2. Your snowflake ornament is gorgeous! The crystals definitely make it a show-stopper! This has been such a wonderful hop – there are so many creative ideas this year!

  3. Sparkle sparkle and more sparkle!! YES please!! This ornament is absolutely stunning.. I would definitely have it on my tree! #2017OrnamentExchange

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