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DIY Snowflake Lights

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Christmas is a perfect time to get out your crafty potential and do some difference in your community, even if this community is your backyard! Here we present an easy tutorial of making an awesome decoration for your property – the DIY Snowflake lights!

Handmade Christmas Ornaments for the Outdoors

This project is not considered really hard, as it might seem when you will look through the needed list! It is actually labeled “for beginners”, and will take about 2 hours of your precious time! So, for this project you will need:

  • 4 – 1/4-inch by 2-inch by 4-foot poplar boards
  • 1 – 5/16-inch by 3-inch carriage bolt
  • 1 – 5/16-inch nut
  • 4 – 5/16-inch flat washers
  • 100-count string of LED Christmas lights
  • Drill
  • 3/8-inch drill bit
  • Flat ruler
  • Square
  • Wood glue
  • White spray-paint

So, once you prepared all of the supplies, first step is to cut the poplar boards into half, making sure that there are 2 feet long each! Then find the center of the pieces, by measuring the length, then drill a hole, which is for the bolt that will secure the pieces together. Taking this first hole as a template, drill other holes. When you are done with that, drill other five holes consequentially, evenly spaced apart, and these holes will be for the light garlands.
So it is important to check with the lights if they fit into that hole! When all of the poplar board pieces were drilled, start gluing two pieces together at the angle of 90 degrees. You can make sure that it is the angle that we need by checking it with a square. Then, lining up the middle holes, glue all pieces in a shape of a snowflake.
Then, spray paint the future snowflake in the front and in the back, and don’t forget to paint the bolt as well. Each snowflake is composed of two parts that are identical, so when your pain is dry, attach the two parts using a bolt in the center of the snowflake. Last steps are easy, you will only need to install the lights, starting from the middle. Then, when done, attach the snowflakes to a desired position, preferably outdoors and turn on the lights and here you go – awesome DIY snowflake lights!

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