Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

How to make crystal snowflake ornaments with Borax

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Borax Snowflake

Snow, ice and Christmas often go together, although why it should is a bit strange. There is no snow or ice in the Christmas story told in the Bible.

While Christmas was taken over from pagan winter solstice festivals in Europe, it was the Victorians who gave us our ‘traditional’ Christmas in Europe and the USA.

At the start of the Victorian era, Britain was caught in a mini ice age. During this time, in London, winter fairs were held on the frozen River Thames! Since then, we’ve associated snow and ice with the Christmas holidays.

Want some real-looking snowflakes on your Christmas tree? That’s easy with this fantastic DIY decor idea!

Seems like a true snowflake isn’t it? This DIY ornament is made from pipecleaners and Borax. It’s a fascinating project you can do, even with the big kids! Just don’t forget to let them know what a Borax is and that it shouldn’t be consumed or inhaled. Other than that, this DIY decor idea should be safe for you and the family. :)

Crystal Snowflake Ornaments

You can also create other shapes aside from snowflakes, like hearts or letters which will also make pretty decorations!

Aside from the Christmas tree, where do you think these cute little borax snowflakes can be displayed?

Get more ideas from our album and learn how to make them by heading over to the tutorial by Feathering My Nest below!


  • Pipe Cleaners
  • String
  • Boiling water
  • Borax (3 tbsp for every cup of water)
  • Container to hold enough water to completely cover the snowflake
  • Ribbon
  • Paper towel
  • Skewers
  • Spoon


  • Scissors

Click on any image to start lightbox display. Use your Esc key to close the lightbox. 8-)

Thanks to Feathering My Nest for this great project. You can get step-by-step instructions here



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