Sparkling Snowflakes Made from Iridescent Fabric

Make these sparkling see-through snowflakes from iridescent fabric to add frosty charm to your Christmas decorations.

What You Need:

Snowflake ornaments

  • Tracing paper or copier
  • Pencil
  • Scissors; straight pins
  • Heavy iron-on interfacing
  • 6x12-inch piece of woven white or light blue fabric (for 1 snowflake)
  • Sheer iridescent glittery fabrics
  • Fabrics glue
  • Glittery silver and iridescent white fabric paints
  • Awl
  • Narrow silver, blue, and white ribbon or cording


How to Make It:

  1. Trace or copy patterns and cut out both snowflake and star patterns individually. Set aside.
  2. Fuse interfacing onto the back of woven fabrics to be used for outside of snowflakes. Fold interfaced fabric in half with right sides together, pin snowflake pattern onto interfaced side, and trace snowflake pattern onto the back of the interfacing. Cut through both layers of fabric to make two snowflake shapes for each ornament. Leave snowflake shapes pinned together. Trace and cut out star pattern. Trace around star pattern in center of double layer of snowflake shape. Carefully cut the star shape from the center of the snowflake.
  3. Cut a piece of iridescent fabric slightly larger than the star shape. Using fabrics glue, make a line of glue around the star outline and position sheer fabric on top of the interfaced side of one snowflake shape. Make a thin line of glue around the sheer fabric and over all the interfaced sides of the snowflake. Place the other snowflake on top, interfaced sides together to sandwich the sheer fabric inside the two snowflake shapes. Press the layers together to lie flat.
  4. On the front side of the ornament, edge both star shape and snowflake shape with silver glitter or white iridescent fabric paint. Allow paint to dry; poke a hole in one edge. Cut a length of ribbon or cording, poke through the hole in the snowflake, and tie a knot through the end to hang.