How to Turn Washers into Snowflakes
Categories: Home DIY

How to Turn Washers into Snowflakes

Last week, we showed you how to turn gold hex nuts into a necklace, bracelet, and pair of earrings. While at the hardware store, we also grabbed a few boxes of washers, just in case. Well, if you’re looking for a new take on the DIY snowflake candle holder, ornament, or wall hanging, we’ve got the fix for you. Washer Snowflakes!

Materials:

– washers in various sizes

– Gorilla super glue (any glue that bonds metal to metal will do)

– wax paper

– optional: wire or string for ornaments

The how-to for each of these objects is more or less the same. Here are the steps for our Snowflake Candle Holder. If you have questions about the ornaments or wall pieces, shoot us a note in the comments below.

Lay out a piece of wax paper as your work surface.  Use a can or jar to trace a circle. This will be your template. Lay out a circle of washers. Add a second round of washers on the outside, acting as snowflake points.

To attach these two circles, it’s time to layer. Take a small washer, add a spot of glue, and press onto the spot where the washers meet. Continue around the snowflake.

Add more embellishments if you like, using the same method. Repeat for ornaments and wall pieces.

Let dry for 10 minutes, and you’re good to go!

We used our snowflakes for candle holders.

Made more circular ones for the tree (plus a peace sign!).

And added a little love to the room with washer hearts.

The candle holders are definitely our favorite, but they’re all pretty darn cute.

Have you created any projects using washers, hex nuts, or other odds and ends from the hardware store? Share ideas with us in the comments below.