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Outdoor Hanging Snowflake Ornaments

These glimmering oversize ornaments seem to be falling from the sky. Each is made by hand-twisting rope lights, using our template as a guide. Hang them from their cords (disguised with ribbon) at varying heights along a porch or under the eaves of the house.

 

Tools and Materials

Outdoor Hanging Snowflake Ornaments How-To

1. Print our snowflake templates to use as a guide.

2. Plug in lights for 5 minutes; place on a flat surface. Place 1 end of light at base of a snowflake arm, and trace arm, fastening lights with zip ties at base and neck of the "bowling pin" shape. Repeat.  

3. Attach first and sixth arms together with zip tie. Hide remaining cord by weaving it up the top arm, securing with zip ties. Hang with ribbon.

 

Comments (3)

  • patphillips 7 Dec, 2013

    have had sunnys experience with rope lights before, but am using the templates to make forms from wire and will paint with the glow in the dark paint
    hope it works!

  • sunnyslittle 1 Dec, 2012

    I would like to say that the ropelight snowflakes were a total and utter failure. I did everything like Marth Stewart said to do and it was a catastrophe. I guess I should have known that rope lights cannot keep the form that you put them in unless they have some sort of support behind them. Well, I guess Martha should have known this too. I was excited about this project but now I realize that just like old St. Nick himself, somethings are just not real.

  • sunnyslittle 1 Dec, 2012

    I would like to say that the ropelight snowflakes were a total and utter failure. I did everything like Marth Stewart said to do and it was a catastrophe. I guess I should have known that rope lights cannot keep the form that you put them in unless they have some sort of support behind them. Well, I guess Martha should have known this too. I was excited about this project but now I realize that just like old St. Nick himself, somethings are just not real.