Ass-Easy Snowflake Window Clings (and a FREE PRINTABLE OMGWTFBBQ!)

1 Posted by - December 31, 2014 - Christmas & Holiday, DIY & Crafts, Home Decor

I was going to attempt something a little more challenging being as this is the New Year and all and I feel like I should, you know, stretch my boundaries. But I ate too many carbs last night and now I have diarrhea and so this was as ambitious as I wanted to get. Deal.

The nice thing about pinning something that looks very similar to something you made before is that you get the benefit of experience. The nice thing about pinning something from someone’s blog and then waiting like a year to actually try it is that their commenters fix their idea and make it a lot easier. Instead of gluing shit to your windows like the original post says to do, the modified post makes things much, much easier. Hooray for people failing at things before I ever even attempt it!

It does make me mad that I coated my parchment paper with dish soap for my earlier attempt as that is completely unnecessary. Turns out hot glue is its own lube. Oh well.

Here’s what you need:

materials for glue gun snowflakes

And I am such a fucking craft blogger that I even have a free printable for you lucky assholes. Knock yourselves out.

Also, I am smart (and a little hung over), so I got the bright idea to tape it to the counter so I wouldn’t mess it all up with my inevitable shaky-hands.

tape it to the counter

Here’s my first attempt:

first snowflake

And rather than do all of them only to discover an hour later that they wouldn’t peel off the paper or some annoying shit like that, I went ahead and peeled this one off right away. Not bad! I did have one incident with a piece falling off, but I just blobbed another dot of hot glue on it and smooshed it back together et voila.

not bad first attempt

Right? So I went ahead and did the other ones. It was an exercise in patience, shaky-hands (as predicted), and trying not to burn my hair off with the glue gun.

all the glue gun snowflakes

Even the complicated one wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and they all peeled off with relatively little coaxing from me.

I’m so proud, guys!

finished glue gun snowflakes

Of course, the real test remained. Would I be able to affix them to my window without something awful happening? I had visions of hot glue cracking the shit out of my cold window glass. (Try claiming that on your homeowner’s insurance.) But I pressed on because that’s what this blog is all about: damaging my health and livelihood for people on the Internet I’ve never met. Ahhn.

To my surprise, they stuck really well with just one tiny dot of hot glue, and I only burned the crap out of one finger. (I didn’t want that fingerprint anyway.)

Plus the dog (who is still wearing a cone because of aforementioned chopped off toe) was really happy that I opened the curtain so she could bark her face off at the neighbors.

bark bark i say

And maybe the break did me good, because I’m going to call this one a success. Perhaps I should only try things other people have miserably failed at and then modified from now on.

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Ass-Easy Snowflake Window Clings (and a FREE PRINTABLE OMGWTFBBQ!)
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You can do this even hung over and craft impaired. Snowflake window clings made out of nothing but hot glue. Yaaaasss.
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8 Comments

  • Beth Caudill December 31, 2014 - 4:20 pm Reply

    Shouldn’t you have made bells since it’s the New Year? Are you trying to make it snow? I might try this if we got real snow this year.

  • Katie December 31, 2014 - 5:26 pm Reply

    I’m so proud of you! You still have all your eyebrows! Speaking of which…hot glue would make an excellent waxing substitute, wouldn’t you think?

    • libraryofbird January 1, 2015 - 9:00 pm Reply

      Sweet jeasus! I want this, and I want it as a video.

  • Ellie Weezle December 31, 2014 - 6:51 pm Reply

    it actually looks possible…. & much love to the puppy..

  • Elle G December 31, 2014 - 10:44 pm Reply

    Holy eff Sonja …welcome back. I laughed through this entire post and even read half of it out loud to the hubs because it was so epically awesome. (I may or may not have had a few mimosas this evening.) Congrats on a total crafting win.

  • Meg @ Adventures in Verdance January 1, 2015 - 1:50 pm Reply

    Holy poops. Maybe even *I* can do this! Here’s to hoping it doesn’t end up on the carpet. 🙂

  • Amy G. January 9, 2015 - 8:37 pm Reply

    Wonder if the glittered hot glue would work? Seems like a good thing to try…

  • PuellaLoquitur January 12, 2015 - 10:50 am Reply

    Could you let us know how getting the snowflakes off the window works out? Thanks 🙂 Great post.

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