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Tinsel Snowflake

Tinsel isn't just for sprinkling on an evergreen tree. Try creating our sparkling ornaments to brighten any room.




  • Snowflake templates
  • Tape
  • Mat board or smooth cardboard
  • Craft glue
  • Glitter
  • Removable adhesive hooks
  • Paint Brush
  • Utility Knife


  1. Step 1

    Enlarge templates as desired using a photocopier (5 to 12 inches in diameter).

  2. Step 2

    Tape to a piece of heavy mat board or smooth cardboard; place over a protective surface, such as a self-healing mat.

  3. Step 3

    Using a utility knife, cut through layers to create snowflake shape. Remove template. Using a medium paintbrush, coat one side of shape with craft glue. Sprinkle with fine glitter. Let glue dry; shake off excess glitter.

  4. Step 4

    Repeat, using glass-shard glitter. Repeat process on other side. Using silver thread, hang snowflakes from removable adhesive hooks.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 145 December 2005



Reviews (15)

  • drPaul 17 Jan, 2014

    Where can I buy the glass glitter? I can't find it anywhere..

  • galerv 7 Dec, 2012

    Where do you get the glass-shard glitter?

  • hausmouse 16 Nov, 2011

    The glass shard glitter lends a really nice, authentically vintage holiday vibe--
    You could even use different color glitter bands radiating out from the center, then dust the top edges of the snowflake with a bit of frost white glitter for a snow-sparkle effect.

  • amommaathome 9 Dec, 2010

    If you click on "template" in instruction #1, a pdf file should open. I just opened it and saved to my computer for later use.

  • skgallant 6 Dec, 2010

    Is the template still available? I can't seem to get it!

  • crafty5 21 Nov, 2010

    how is the santa on the back table made?

  • Loves_Martha_Crafts 17 Nov, 2010

    Has anyone tried just printing the snowflakes onto cardstock, instead of onto paper then tracing on cardboard?

  • jimmycworld 17 Nov, 2009

    Does anyone know what colors were used in this project? I lost my magazine and can not find the colors used. Help please.

  • rnmaureen 9 Nov, 2009

    How do you enlarge the size of the snowflake

  • limcadle 6 Dec, 2008

    Above the video is the print button; click on that and wait (1 -2 minutes) then a popup window will bring up the template. Hope that helps.

  • mariaru 6 Dec, 2008

    How do you get the template? The link goes straight to the video... no template link.

  • sandal 7 Dec, 2007

    i purchased the glass glitter just for this project. loved the outcome. used them for tags on gifts.

  • wannabmartha 29 Nov, 2007

    I just did this in pale greens and blues....very pretty on the tree with white twinkle lights!

  • kickypants 29 Nov, 2007

    great to keep the kids occupied...what kid doesn't love to add glitter??!

  • lianashuhada 21 Nov, 2007

    know it, love it..