Crafts & DIY
Craftsman shows how to easily make 3 large wooden snowflakes for less than a dollar
Each one is beautiful and unique but they all share one thing in common. They're less than a dollar to make.
Michael Dabu
12.08.22

Stop spending loads of cash on Christmas decorations and start making them yourself.

Yes, you read that right, you can make your own decorations at home.

All you need to have are a few tools and of course, a bit of patience, especially if it’s your first time trying to unleash the craftsman in you.

Their beauty lies in their simplicity.

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Pexels - Element5 Digital

In fact, we’ve seen a lot of DIY tutorial videos online where they make something out of nothing.

From your empty soda bottles, cardboard, pine cones, old Christmas trees, yarn, and many more.

This generation is indeed lucky because a lot of people are trying to share their knowledge about almost everything on social media.

That’s Matthew Peech, in a nutshell.

He is a “Husband, Father, Nurse and “Handyman” sharing tips and tricks to fellow Diyers, Woodworkers, and Lovers of the outdoors.”

Obviously, he loves working on all sorts of wood.

And he’s exceptionally good at it.

He also doesn’t shy away from sharing his simple to amazing ideas with his subscribers and followers.

”I guess you could say I’ve been a “builder and maker” from the start… I was that kid that would asked Santa for lumber and tools instead of toys… The kid that loved the outdoors so much I had to be made to come inside. That passion grew along with me… and now my goal is to share it with the world by creating content to learn from, motivate, and simply let people know… ‘You’ve Got This!’” Peech wrote in the ‘About’ section of his YouTube channel.

You’re going to love this guy because he’s making his videos very detailed.

And since he’s an entrepreneur, he also speaks a lot of sense about the reality of marketing.

Now, in this video, he will teach us all how to make 3 large wooden snowflakes without spending over a dollar from your pocket.

They’re not just big, they’re huge.

You just need a fence picket that measures 5/8” (1/2”) x 5 1/2” x 72”.

YouTube - Matthew Peech
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YouTube - Matthew Peech

He’s making 3 snowflakes.

He’s doing it with 2 simple designs of 16” tall wooden snowflakes from a fence picket that only costs 70 cents.

First, he cuts off all the pieces first that he needed for all three snowflakes.

For the first design, he cut 12 strips following a 1 1/4” x 12” measurement.

Then for the diamond detail, he cut 36 strips, each holding a uniform measurement of 1 1/4” x 3 1/2”.

Looking at his way of cutting, everything seems to be very slick and smooth.

YouTube - Matthew Peech
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YouTube - Matthew Peech

No complicated steps are involved.

He’s just cutting certain shapes as parts of the first design of his snowflake.

Last, for the first snowflake design, he cut 36 pieces for the wings, each measuring 5/8 x 2 7/8”.

He then used wood glue and brad nails to connect the parts and a 1 1/2 screw at the center back portion of the snowflake.

YouTube - Matthew Peech
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YouTube - Matthew Peech

Peech also shows a trick for those who plan on making multiple snowflakes.

A trick that will definitely save you time and energy, he just traced all of his parts on cardboard and cut them out to help him lay the parts much easier.

Let’s jump to the next design.

He then made 2 pieces of his second design following pretty much the same steps from the first one.

He cut 6 strips with a uniform measurement of 1 1/4” x 16”, these are the main lines for the snowflakes.

YouTube - Matthew Peech
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YouTube - Matthew Peech

Next, he cut 24 small pieces of wood bits with a 5/8” x 3” measurement for the star which will be, later on, placed in the middle of the snowflake design.

For the wings, he cut another 24 pieces of wood parts, each measuring 5/8 x 2 7/8”.

Finally, for the diamonds, he made 12 pieces of them following a 1 1/4” x 3 1/2” measurement.

It was the same building process as the first design, he used glue and brad nails to connect all the parts.

Same process, totally different look.

YouTube - Matthew Peech
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YouTube - Matthew Peech

You are most welcome to color the snowflakes according to your liking.

You may also follow the color combination that Peech did on his creations.

Again, there is no right or wrong here – be as creative as possible.

If you liked what you saw, then make sure to support Matthew by checking his shop which can be found here.

See Peech’s simple process for making high-end wooden snowflakes on the cheap below!

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By Michael Dabu
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Michael Dabu is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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