Some of the most distinctive holiday ornaments are those made from unexpected materials. This ornament, a snowflake whose symmetry resembles the grid of a crossword puzzle, is created with wire mesh, glue, and glitter. Use the template below to help you shape the wire.
Channeling childhood summers on Cape Cod, crafts director Hannah Milman created a from-the-sea tree. Shells, sea stars, and sand dollars are dusted with glitter -- a single color, or two shades blended for an ombre effect -- or simply left as is. Naturally spotted tun shells sport sparkly stripes.