How To Make Felt Silver Snowflakes
Felt silver snowflakes are enchanting creations that bring the beauty of winter indoors. Crafted with meticulous care and attention to detail, these delicate ornaments capture the essence of a frosty winter's day. Made from soft, shimmering silver felt, they glisten like freshly fallen snow in the soft glow of holiday lights.
Each snowflake is hand-cut, resulting in unique and intricate patterns that mirror the real wonders of nature. Whether adorning a Christmas tree, decorating a winter-themed party, or simply hanging in a window, felt silver snowflakes add a touch of elegance and whimsy to any space, making them a cherished symbol of the holiday season.
Crafting these exquisite ornaments can be a joyful and rewarding experience, allowing for endless creativity and the chance to spread the magic of winter throughout your home.
Materials You Will Need To Make Felt Silver Snowflakes (for three snowflakes)
- Ivory woven felt, measuring 50 x 16cm (20 x 6 1/4in)
- Heavyweight iron-on fabric, measuring 50 x 16cm (20 x 6 1/4in)
- Silver perle cotton
- Chenille needle
- Silver glitter gel
- White relief paint
- Water-based gouache varnish
- Fine-tipped paintbrush
- Soft (2B) pencil
- Tracing paper
- Embroidery scissors
Start Making Our Felt Silver Snowflakes
Step One — Prepare The Snowflakes
Enlarge the snowflake templates by 160% and trace them onto thick tracing paper. Iron the iron-on fabric onto the reverse side of the ivory felt.
Transfer the motifs from the tracing paper onto the iron-on fabric. Carefully cut out each snowflake using embroidery scissors.
Step Two — Snowflake 1
Using silver perle cotton and a chenille needle, embroider the outline of the larger star with straight stitches.
Next, fill in the star's center with glitter gel using a fine-tipped paintbrush. Apply the gel to each small ball at the points of the star and the ends of the snowflake. Allow it to dry for three hours, then apply a second layer of glitter gel.
Leave it to dry overnight, and then apply a layer of gouache varnish to all the glittered areas.
Create Felt Silver Snowflakes In Different Designs
Step Three — Snowflake 2
Using a fine-tipped paintbrush, paint a very thin layer of glitter gel onto the surface of the snowflake. Allow it to dry, and then apply a light coat of gouache varnish.
Once dry, outline the snowflake with a thin line of white relief paint, adding a few dots inside the snowflake. Leave it to dry overnight.
Activate the paint by pressing a hot iron on the reverse side of the snowflake for 15 seconds.
Finish Making The Felt Silver Snowflakes
Step Four — Snowflake 3
Use silver perle cotton to embroider a star at the base of each arm of the snowflake using small straight stitches. Fill in the petals in the center of the snowflake with glitter gel using a fine-tipped paintbrush.
Finish by applying a very thin layer of gel around the outside of the snowflake. Leave it to dry overnight, and then apply gouache varnish to the glittered areas.