It’s Christmas in March!Â Actually, I’m in the midst of making many winter decorations for my daughter’s upcoming Frozen party next month.Â I’m hoping to turn my backyard into a winter wonderland.Â One of my searches led me to this website showing how to make these giant snowflakes out of foam board.Â She has a great template you can print out to trace onto the foam board to make the snowflakes.
I purchased my foam boards at the dollar store ($1 per board) and I was able to fit two snowflakes on each board (although a few of the snowflakes have a section that is slightly shorter in order to fit two, but it isn’t very noticeable and it saved some money because I could purchase fewer foam boards).
I used the template I printed to draw the first snowflake:
I cut out the first snowflake and used that to trace the remaining snowflakes (it is much easier and faster to trace a full snowflake than to try and line up the template each time).Â To cut my snowflakes out of the foam board, I used my hot knife, which made cutting the foam a breeze, it just glides right through the foam.Â You can purchase a hot knife at your local hobby store or on Amazon (see below).Â You can also use a utility knife or Exacto knife.
Once I had all snowflakes cut out with the hot knife,Â I sprayed 3M Super 77 Spray Adhesive (purchased at Home Depot) on the snowflake and sprinkledÂ Treehouse Crystal Glitter in white, which I purchased at Hobby Lobby, onto each one.
Now, I have eight enormous snowflakes to line our driveway with for my daughter’s Frozen Party (I’ll post pics of all decorations once the party has occurred).Â Here are a few more pics of the snowflakes: