Sunday, December 11, 2011

Snowflake Art

Our kitchen is lacking something.  A lovely backsplash.  We can’t make a tile decision to save our lives so we leave it as is and I fill the empty space with pretty art.

I wanted something a little festive to hang out behind our stove…


I decided on snowflake art!  Snowflakes are great because they last through the winter months.  Who wants to go through lots of DIY work for two weeks worth of fun?


The process to make this snowflake art is very similar to the gift I made for my brother.  (You can read about that here..unless you are my brother.)

  • Purchase a 2x2 sheet of plywood. 
  • Make your significant other cut it down to size. (Ours was 22” square.)
    • You could do this yourself.  Just don’t tell my husband.
  • Paint the board a background color. (White for our piece.)  Let dry.
  • Borrow your mom’s Cricut to cut out a bunch of snowflakes. 
    • I imagine you could also cut your very own.
  • Spray back of snowflakes with craft spray adhesive.
  • Apply snowflakes to painted board.  Press down edges well.  
  • Use spray paint to cover board and silhouette (Black for our piece.)
  • Let dry.
  • Remove snowflakes.
  • Beg your significant other to cut a frame out of leftover colonial molding from your recent powder room make-over.  Use wood glue to apply the frame to the painted board.
  • Fill in corners and paint the frame.
  • Enjoy your lovely new snowflake masterpiece.




Linking up to: Dare to DIY @NewlyWoodwards (Be sure to check out all of the lovely decked halls.  Fa la la la la.), Centsational Girl, HomeStoriesAtoZ, The Inspired Room

On a completely unrelated note, tomorrow is Décor and the Dog’s first birthday.  I love a good birthday so consider it a celebration.  There will be lots of wisdom sharing (from you and me) and a giveaway!

Happy Birthday dear little blog!


  1. You know I love it, but I don't have time to DIY another thing! :) Your kitchen is so ridiculously gorgeous and spotless too!! You know I love that!!

  2. Great idea! Now I am thinking about what other things to make like this....Thanks for the inspiration ;)
    And I agree with Noelle, your kitchen is beautiful!!

  3. Such a cute idea! It's nice to have some Christmas/winter decor in the kitchen (and your kitchen is amazing by the way!).

  4. Pretty! And no, you can't cut the plywood by yourself (Andy... if you're reading this...)

    Happy bloggy birthday!

  5. that looks so perfect in your kitchen!! you should leave it up year-round! :) and how perfect that you had most everything on hand already!

  6. I have a thing for snowflakes (the crafted kind mostly and only a little bit for the real kind) so of course I loved yours. Your DIY art looks great and is a wonderful gift for your brother.

  7. Love this and your kitchen is immaculate! Where's all your stuff?
    Already a follower! xo, laura

  8. Cute! I'm excited for your bloggy birthday - It's been a great year reading your posts and oogling your pictures (in a less creepy way than that sounds, haha!). Can't wait to celebrate tomorrow!

  9. I like it! If we put art in that area of our house it would be dirty within moments - husband is a messy cook but he cooks so I keep him :)

  10. This is super cute, Michelle. And I could imagine this could turn into art for any time of the year. I think the frame around it makes it, so be extra nice to that husband of yours for the work he put into it. =)

    Thanks for linking up!

  11. Personally I like that there's no backsplash! It gives you the opportunity to make changes like this at your whim. It's a neat winter season idea! Now you can plan for a spring idea :-)

  12. Wow! You are a Christmas crafting genius! So glad I found you via Centsational Girl.

    Please stop by for a visit to my blog. I am currently in the midst of a Gifts to Make series.

    Be Merry and Bright!

  13. Perfection!! I am always coming up with good reasons (like this) to buy myself a Cricut yet miraculously I still don't have one!

  14. I love this! It's so cute. I completely agree - I like sticking to Christmas decor I can leave up after the holidays because it's so much work to put up for only a couple weeks. Plus, it's so pretty I like to enjoy it for much longer!

    Thanks for sharing!

  15. Too cute! I love how you made it seasonal so get you more out of it.

  16. I really love this...and your kitchen is so beautiful!!

  17. Cute! Happy blog birthday! I make my significant other cut everything. He doesn't trust me with his precious power tools, so he doesn't put up a fight. I think I'll play dumb for as long as possible. :)

  18. This is so great! I love how graphic it is.

  19. You have such a beautiful kitchen! I love the artwork above the stove. I can totally relate to having a hard time deciding on a backsplash. We are just now finalizing our granite for our kitchen reno and the backsplash will be next. I know I'm going to be completely indecisive about it!

  20. I love it! You're right that snowflakes are great since they last all season long!

  21. I want a Cricut. This is adarable! You even made your own frame?! Over-achiever ;)

  22. Your kitchen is so beautiful, spacious, and bright! I am having kitchen envy. I have followed for awhile as a lurker, but had to comment at some point right? :) I will be starting my own blog up here soon as well. Yours is a definite inspiration for that! We design around our dogs too, except they really are more furchildren at this point :)

  23. Your kitchen is gorgeous! And I love using art as a backsplash! Great idea!


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