How to Make Snowflakes from a Light Fixture

Here are two projects that just made me happy. Repurposed from another old light fixture. While I'm not a big fan of snow, I do love the beauty of snowflakes. 
Metal lamp parts

This project began with an old light fixture. 

If you've been following along, you know I've already made several projects using the globes from this fixture. 
The first one was a repurposed tea light pumpkin and the second, one of my favorite projects of all times is the repurposed light-up snowman. 
Another fun project from this light fixture was the Metal Garden Bee for a summer planter. 
Old light fixture with metal wrapped around glass globes

Today, I'm using the metal frames that went around the outside of the globes. 
At first I thought I was going to paint the frames gold but on second thought I flattened them. 
They are made from a soft metal material and while I was very careful, I pressed the center of the metal on a slippery surface and the magic happened. 
Flattened globe wrap

Once the metal was flattened I thought it looked a lot like a star or a snowflake.
Star shape painted white

I painted the star using a white chalky paint then when the paint dried I coated the front of the star with Mod Podge then immediately sprinkled the wet Mod Podge with Epsom Salt. 
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White star sprinkled with epsom salt

I let the star hang dry and now we can call it a snowflake! 
Hanging white star

I used a length of fishing line to hang the star which will look beautiful when all the Christmas decorations are out. 
I made 2 of them so they can hang together. ❄️
Hanging white star on wooden background

For now I'm hanging it on my favorite DIY plantation shutter wreath hanger in the center of this pretty wreath. 
Metal star on wreath

I had one more snowflake and this time I'm displaying it on another piece of an old light fixture. 
I attached a wooden chop stick to the base with construction adhesive because I needed something strong. 
Metal base with wooden stick

There was a lucky hole in the top of the fixture that was the perfect place to rest one leg of the starfish.
White painted base

Behind the starfish a metal piece held the chopstick to the back of the star with E6000 glue.
Back of star

I clamped the snowflake and let it dry. 
Star with clamps

As with the last snowflake I painted the star with Mod Podge then sprinkled Epsom salt for the snow.
Star with glass gem in center

I added a little chandelier bling to finish it off and this snowflake looks beautiful on a stand.
Metal star on stand with wreath

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While you're here please visit a few more of my favorite DIY winter projects like these beautiful Stenciled Winter Pillow Covers, they make the living room look so cozy.
If you're ready to decorate the mantel for the winter you will love this beautiful Mason Jar Winter Mantel.
And before you go, take a look at the Winter Front Door Basket I hung on the front door after the holiday wreath came down.

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I am Susan, the author and creator at Homeroad. I am a wife, mother of 4 daughters, and a grandmother of 5 and counting. I am a retired teacher, a DIY blogger and an artist at heart. .