Are you looking for something to spruce up your living room during the winter months? This easy winter snowflake wall art is a perfect solution. Keeps the seasonal feel of winter without being Christmas-y.
I got the idea for this winter snowflake sign from something I saw in the Pottery Barn catalog. They have a big planked snowflake piece that sells for a couple of hundred dollars!! Beautiful but a bit expensive. As soon as I saw the picture I started trying to figure out how I could duplicate it.
Here’s The Inspiration For My Snowflake Wall Art
How To Make A Winter Snowflake Wall Sign
The Pottery Barn inspiration piece had kind of uneven edges but I found an unfinished wood panel at Hobby Lobby that I thought would be perfect for this project. It measures 22 x 27 inches.
Paint the sign
The first step was to paint the front and edges of the wood panel with white chalk paint.
The wood panel is made of rough wood so as I swept the white paint over the boards some of the natural wood color and texture still peeked through. I loved the natural and rustic look so far!
Making the snowflake design
The snowflake on the Pottery Barn inspiration wall art had a big snowflake made out of driftwood.
Although I loved the driftwood… 1.) It was too cold to wander the beach looking for driftwood here in December and 2.) I didn’t have any on hand and it costs a small fortune to order enough to create a big snowflake.
My second thought was to collect a few small branches from around my yard… every time we have a windy day there are enough branches falling from my maples to make 100 signs!!
But I found a sack of sticks at Hobby Lobby that were already precut and were on sale for 2 bucks!! Oh my gosh, what a time saver!!
To make the snowflake design I first found the center point of the panel.
Then I worked on the horizontal branch of the snowflake and hot glued 3 pieces straight across. The branches naturally had a little different size and shape so it was kind of like a puzzle finding pieces that worked together.
If you made this with branches from your yard then I would just cut pieces about 3 inches in length. Birch tree branches or even a crabapple tree would look similar to my pre-cut ones.
After I had that first horizontal branch of the snowflake glued in place I did the 2 long diagonal branches.
Then I added the small pieces to create the snowflake design. I could fit 2 sets of the small branches on the criss-cross parts of the snowflake but only one set on the ends of those horizontal pieces.
It only took about 10 minutes to glue down the branch pieces..I love quick projects!
Finished Winter Snowflake Wall Art
This easy winter snowflake sign is the perfect piece of wall art to hang in my living room…especially with the winter wonderland outside my windows!
After I hung up the sign, I put a cedar garland across the top and popped in a few pine cone picks to complete my wintery wall art look.
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