I love a great DIY Project for the holidays! This great string-light snowflake is perfect for the winter season, not just Christmas!
This project is from Martha Stewart Living.
- Wooden lattice strips, 1 5/8 inches by 8 feet
- Miter saw
- Staple gun
- Staples, 9/16 inch
- 2 screws, 3/4 inch
- Silver spray paint
- String lights
- Assembly Plan
- Following assembly plan, use miter saw (or ask your local home centre or lumber yard) to cut wooden strips for the desired-size snowflake.
- Put 2 short angled pieces together so they form a V; place as indicated on plan.
- Holding pieces snugly together, use staple gun to attach V to strip; tap staples down with a hammer.
- Using plan as a guide, continue attaching Vs, alternating between securing them to the front and back of strips.
- Cross 2 lattice strips to make an X, then place third strip vertically on top. With a pencil, mark 2 spots about an inch apart at centre where all 3 pieces intersect.
- Working on scrap wood, drill holes at both marks, through all 3 pieces of wood. Drill a long wood screw into each pilot hole.
- Working in a well-ventilated area, spray-paint snowflake; let dry completely.
- Position string lights so bulbs hang over edge of wooden strips.
- Staple down wire on both sides of each bulb, making sure that staples go over (not through) wire. Continue stringing entire snowflake, adding a second strand of lights if needed.
- Pine-wood lattice molding, 1/4″ by 1 5/8″ by 96″, $3 each, homedepot.com