Gorgeous Little Snowflakes

7 Materials
20 Minutes

Snowflakes will be dancing around your house with this quick and easy project.

Glistening snowflakes

I had made these snow flakes last year and put them around my house. Everyone asked how I made them..pure and simple. Save your paper towel and toilet paper rolls!

1. Using a large paper towel roll or toilet paper roll I took my ruler and marked 1/2" spaces all the way down the roll. I flattened the paper towel roll to make it easier to cut.

2. When complete I took my scissors and sliced off each piece.

Measure twice cut once.
1/2" sections

After the sections were cut I warmed up my glue gun.

3. When glue gun is hot, place a small dot on the edge of the first piece. This will be at the bottom.

One this first piece had been glued, go around and do 4 or 5 more to make it look like a snowflake. Attach each piece to the bottom area. This will make the snowflake spread out.

After this basic snowflake was done I took a cutting of the roll and bent it in half. I used the glue gun and put a small dot of glue on both sides and adhered it to one of the inside pieces of the snowflake.

I added the pieces that I bent in half.

I kept using the bent 1/2 pieces and added them to my snowflake. I just took some creative liberty and ran with it.

All finished with glue.

Once the glue step is done I put some newspaper down and put my snowflake on it. I chose to use silver spray paint but you can choose any color you wish. I gave it a good spray and let it dry. I sprayed on both sides.

Silver snowflake

Once my snowflake was dry I took out the GLITTER! I used some modge podge or you can use glue and I swiped my paint brush over the edges of my snowflake. I quickly shook the GLITTER over the snowflake to give it a glistening effect.


Once all of the GLITTER is on then I let dry. You can add anything you wish at this point. Some people like jewel embellishments etc.

We had fun making these snowflakes. You'll find that you can't just make one.

All ready to sparkle!
Any price and availability information displayed on [relevant Amazon Site(s), as applicable] at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product.
Hometalk may collect a small share of sales from the links on this page. More info

Top Hometalk Projects

15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
18 Easy DIY Projects That You Can Do This Weekend!
No Way! These Pops of Color Were Made With Dollar Store Items!
29 Of The Best DIY Mirror Projects Ever Made
Craft Organization Ideas Mom Will Love
Creative Parents Share These Brilliant Kids' Project Ideas
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
These Herb Garden Ideas Will Make You Want To Start One Of Your Own
15 Genius Curtain Ideas To Instantly Upgrade Your Space
30 Ways To Use Old Jeans For Brilliant Craft Ideas
15 Kitchen Updates Under $20
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
31 Creative Garden Features Perfect For Summer
31 Amazing Furniture Flips You Have to See to Believe
14 Cool Ways To Upholster Chairs That You Can DIY

Have a question about this project?

3 questions
  • Mj champagne
    on Nov 11, 2018

    Looks pretty and easy too. Could you use white glue instead of glue gun?

    • Nicole Frances
      on Nov 11, 2018

      I just happened to use the glue gun because it's was on my table. I'm sure any kind of glue would work. 😍

  • Joyce Gardner
    on Nov 12, 2018

    why not spray paint the tubes before you cut them? White would look more like a snowflake.

    • Nicole Frances
      on Nov 12, 2018

      I have painted them before and never had a good result. I have also don't the tedious task of painting each cut piece. It's a lot of work.

  • Arlene Rogers
    on Nov 15, 2018

    My question is...could you spray paint the toilet/paper towel rolls before starting this project?

    • Jewellmartin
      on Nov 29, 2018

      You couldn’t spray the inside of the tubes, so your snowflakes would be your color in the outside, and tp gray-brown on the insides, which is a look. Cutting the slices would expose raw edges, too. But you could cut, then spray, then hot glue, then glitter. I really like this toilet paper roll art. Best wishes to you, ☺️

Join the conversation

2 of 22 comments
  • Valerie Burge
    on Nov 12, 2018

    So creative and pretty! Thanks for sharing!!

  • Laurie S
    on Dec 3, 2018

    Can't wait to do this over Christmas break with my granddaughters! Yeaa! Another great crafting project to share with the girls! ♡♡

Your comment...