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This DIY wooden snowflake is a great build for the holidays! This can be scaled up or down and makes a great wall art, something to hang from the porch or lean on the mantel. Make it your own!

Difficulty easy

Tools

Kreg Tools

Other Tools

  • Table saw
    Table saw
  • Miter saw
    Miter saw
  • Cordless drill
    Cordless drill
  • Orbital sander
    Orbital sander
  • Measuring tape
    Measuring tape

Materials

Wood Products

  • 1 Board , 3/4" x 3 1/2" x 8'

Hardware & Supplies

  • 1 Box of 1 ¼" pocket hole screws (see tools list)
  • 1 Wood glue
  • 1 Stain/ paint and sealant of your choice

Cut List & Parts

  • 2 Boards , 1x4x1 1/2"
  • 1 Center , 24" x 1 1/2" x 3/4"
  • 4 Diagonals , 12" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" (30 degree miter on one end)
  • 12 End pieces , 3" x 1 1/2" x 3/4" (30 degree miter on one end)
  • 12 Middle pieces , 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" x 3/4"(30 degree miter on one end)

Directions

  • Attach Diagnals

    Mark the 12" center point of the Center board on both sides.

    Drill one pocket hole into the mitered end of each Diagonal board.

    Using wood glue and pocket hole screws, attach each diagonal to the center at the center marks so the Diagonal points away from the center.

  • Attach End Pieces

    On each Diagonal and the Center, mark 1 1/2" down from the end.

    Drill one pocket hole into the mitered end of each of the End Pieces.

    Using wood glue and pocket hole screws, attach two End Pieces on each side of a Diagonal at the mark you just made so that the short side of the End Piece is at the mark and the pieces angle up and away from the Diagonal.

  • Attach Middle Pieces

    On each Diagonal and the Center, mark 5 3/4" down from the end.

    Drill one pocket hole into the mitered end of each of the Middle Pieces.

    Using wood glue and pocket hole screws, attach two Middle Pieces on each side of a Diagonal at the mark you just made so that the short side of the Middle Piece is at the mark and the pieces angle up and away from the Diagonal.

  • Repeat five more times

    Repeat steps two and three on the remaining five points on the snowflake. Each one gets two End Pieces and two Middle Pieces secured in the same places the same way.

  • Paint or stain

    After the glue has dried, sand everything smooth and then apply a paint or stain to the wood.

    We chose to add white spray paint and then add a little distance shot of silver to give the snowflake a little sparkle.

    Finally, add polyurethane to keep it protected.

  • Display

    Repeat this process to make as many snowflakes as you want! You can even adjust the size a little here or there to make them a little different.

    Display your snowflakes wherever you want! You can add hanging hardware to hang them on the wall, attach a string to hang on the porch, or set them on the mantel to display.

  • Enjoy!

    Enjoy your handiwork and tag @CharlestonCrafted on Instagram with a picture!