Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Silver and Gold Tinsel Icicles

   These fun homemade icicles are so easy to make, even a child would enjoy the process. Of course, I can't guarantee they won't poke each other with the skewers while they craft these; so parents, watch them closely to make sure your kids behave!  
A silver and gold tinsel icicles hanging on my
white Christmas tree.

Supply List:
  • wooden skewers or toothpicks
  • wire for hanging
  • aluminum tape
  • decorative gold wire with stars
  • aluminum foil 
  • masking tape
Step-by-Step Instructions:
  1. Cut or break your wooden skewers to the lengths you prefer for icicles. I choose to make my versions 6 inches in length.
  2. Bend your wire in half and attach it with masking tape to the top of the icicle.
  3. Crush a bit of aluminum foil to the upper part of the icicle in order to wrap it into a tapered shape.
  4. Cut the aluminum tape into stripes and twist these down the skewer, overlapping the tape a bit. Cover the entire skewer with the aluminum tape.
  5. Cut and twist the gold wire around the silver tinsel icicle.
  6. Add a hanger.
Step-by-Step wrapping process for tinsel icicle.
Safer Tin Crafts for Young Kids:

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