Want to deck your halls with DIYs this holiday season? Emily from Two Purple Couches used her FLEXiO 5000 sprayer to paint her DIY wood snowflakes to create a festive, snowy scene for Christmas.
Learn how to make wooden snowflakes to hang on your walls this winter season to create unique, festive decor
How Big or Small Do You Want Your Snowflakes?
To make your DIY wooden snowflakes, cut the boards depending on how large you want your snowflakes to be. For reference, my largest wood snowflakes are made with 2-ft long boards. Cut a slightly wider board into triangles and rectangles to use for the snowflake details.
Layer the boards together at roughly 60-degree angles. Glue together with wood glue, clamp in the center, and allow to dry.
Attach the decorative pieces to each snowflake “arm” using hot glue.
Use a Wagner Paint Sprayer and Spray Tent to Paint Your Snowflakes
Select the Detail Finish nozzle on your Wagner FLEXiO 5000 paint sprayer. 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!
For indoor paint sprayer projects, use the Wagner Studio Spray Shelter to avoid extra clean up and messes .
Add Creative Finishes, Like Glitter
While the paint is still wet, you can sprinkle glitter over each snowflake for some extra shimmer. Allow to dry overnight before displaying.
For Detailed Instructions on How to Make Snowflakes
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.