MAKE: a DIY snow-filled ornament.
Y’all know I love a good and sparkly craft… especially around the holidays!
Remember the plastic ornaments I showed you in my recent craft haul video? This shouldn’t surprise you but I, of course, wanted to decorate them with something that sparkled. But what?
I spied a bag of fake snow at the store the other day… it was shimmery and sparkly and shifted in color from pinks to greens. Ooooh. So pretty!
I first heard this iridescent plastic referred to as ‘unicorn skin’ on a nail art video a few months ago. Even though, reportedly, unicorns are not harmed in the creation of this stuff (Per Cristine, the unicorns shed their skin. haha!) I still have a hard time thinking about this stuff as skin. To me, it looks like snow… the kind of magical snow that falls where unicorns live!
So, I decided to make unicorn snow ornaments with this flaky sparkle and I added a little color to the pieces to pull out some of the pastel colors I saw in the glittery snow.
NOTE: I learned a hard lesson making these ornaments. While gorgeous and beautiful… unicorn snow is a pain. in. the. neck. to work with! It’s light, fluffy and finicky. Watch the tutorial to see exactly what I mean and my tips for making the snow work. The frustration was worth it because I love that shimmer and shine!
Watch the video to see how to make your own unicorn snow ornaments:
Supplies used to create snow-filled ornaments:
(Note: some of the links below contain affiliate links.)
- Clear craft ornaments
- “Unicorn” snow (that’s what I call it!)
- Floor cleaner
- Multi-surface craft paint in pastel colors (like Martha Stewart brand which you can find at the craft store or online)
I love how these ornaments turned out! I’m planning to use more pastel colors in my holiday decor this year… I love the soft vintage feel the colors evoke. Stay tuned for more!