How to Make Wooden Snowflakes

Learn how to make wooden snowflakes to hang on your walls this holiday season to create unique, festive decor.



Want to deck your halls with DIYs this holiday season? Emily from Two Purple Couches used her FLEXiO 5000 sprayer to paint large wood snowflakes and create a festive, snowy scene for Christmas.


Cut the Wood

To make your wood snowflakes, cut the boards depending on how large you want your snowflakes to be. For reference, my largest snowflakes are made with 2-ft long boards. Cut a slightly wider board into triangles and rectangles to use for the snowflake details.

wood for snowflake decorations

Glue the Pieces Together

Layer the boards together at roughly 60-degree angles. Glue together with wood glue, clamp in the center, and allow to dry.

gluing snowflake ornaments

Glue Snowflake Arms

Attach the decorative pieces to each snowflake “arm” using hot glue.

snowflake assembly

Paint the Snowflakes with a Sprayer

Select the Detail Finish nozzle. Stir and pour paint into the paint cup. You don’t need a special kind of paint for this project—I used leftover white interior latex paint. Adjust the Air Power dial to medium, and the Material Flow to low to begin. You can always increase or decrease these as-needed while you work, based on how your paint is flowing through the nozzle.

Hold the nozzle a few inches from each snowflake. Move back and forth slowly to cover all sides and edges as best you can. I held each snowflake up to try and get the sides, but still had to do some touch-ups with a brush once they were dry. All those decorative pieces create a lot of edges to coat!

painting a snowflake ornament

Enjoy the Snowflake Decor!

While the paint is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter over each snowflake for some extra shimmer. Allow to dry overnight before displaying.

This sponsored project was created by Two Purple Couches. For more details about how to make your own giant wood snowflakes, visit Two Purple Couches.

decorative wooden snowflakes
Products Used



Poplar boards (or similar wood), about ¼ of an inch thick, 2-inches wide, and in varying lengths

Compound Miter Saw


Wood glue


Hot glue gun & glue sticks

White glitter (optional)

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