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Maria Provenzano shows how to make simple and adorable winter drink accessories you can have on the table in minutes.
DIY Pipe Cleaner Snow Crafts
Level:
Beginner
How-To:
Kids
Seasonal Event:
Winter

MATERIALS:

TO CREATE THE SNOWFLAKE COASTERS

  • White, silver or iridescent pipe cleaners
  • Hot glue gun and glue sticks
  • Wire snips or scissors
  • Ruler

TO CREATE THE SNOWMAN DRINK STIRRERS

  • Marshmallows
  • Chocolate and orange candy melts
  • Microwave safe glass measuring cups or bowls
  • Bamboo skewers or drink stirrers
  • Piping bags or sandwich baggies
  • Scissors
DIY Pipe Cleaner Snow Crafts - Home and Family

INSTRUCTIONS:

TO CREATE THE SNOWFLAKE COASTERS

  1. Cut three pieces of pipe cleaner to the same length to create the base of the snowflake. About 5” is a good length but these can be made to desired size.
  2. Create the base of the snowflake, first make an x and secure in the center with hot glue, if doing this with kids, just twist one pipe cleaner around the other. Then place the other pipe cleaner vertically on the center of the “x” and attach. Bend the pipe cleaners to achieve desired angles.
  3. Cut 6 pieces of pipe cleaner to 1 ½”-2” for the details. 6 will create a basic snowflake. PRO TIP: You can customize these any way you’d like, cut as many pieces as needed for your design.
  4. Bend each of the detail pieces into a “v” shape and glue them on. PRO TIP: Arrange the details to understand the overall design first before attaching.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 to create as many coasters as you’d like, set them out for use and enjoy!

TO CREATE THE SNOWMAN DRINK STIRRERS

  1. Slide 3 marshmallows onto the bamboo skewer or stir sticks horizontally so that the round edges are facing outward.
  2. If using bamboo skewers, cut them down to the appropriate size for your cups.
  3. Melt down the candy melts the chocolate and orange in separate containers.
  4. Pour the melted mixtures into a piping bag or into the corner of a sandwich bag.
  5. Cut a very small amount off of the tip of the bag to make a small hole.
  6. Decorate the face of the snowman using the chocolate for the eyes and smile and the orange candy melt for the nose.
  7. Allow the decorations to dry, drop into drinks and enjoy!

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