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Glowing Snowflake

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This easy-to-make snowflake fashioned from steel strips and mini lights is sure to dazzle. Hang it in a high-visibility spot such as a front porch for maximum impact.

Glowing snowflake on front porch

Project Overview

Skill Level


Estimated Time

A few hours

Estimated Cost


Tools and Materials


  • 3 plated slotted flat 1-3/8"x3' strips (#69811)
  • Holiday Living 100-count clear string lights (#165137)
  • 3/8" bolt, washer, nut, and lock

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Step 1

Arrange the steel strips in a snowflake pattern as shown above.

Step 2

Connect the three strips together in the middle using a bolt, washer, lock, and nut.

Step 3

Wrap with a string of clear mini lights -- poking bulbs through the holes in the steel strips -- then hang.