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DIY Dorm Rooms: Decorative Snowflakes

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As fast as they may have snuck up, finals are upon us once again.


As fast as they may have snuck up, finals are upon us once again. After finals survival comes winter break and the cheer of another snowy season. The stress of finals can make us all a little crazy, so take that much-deserved break to procrastinate and make these easy to create snowflakes. It will add holiday and winter cheer to your room while giving you a chance to de-stress. Made from wooden sticks, and a little hot glue, these snowflakes will be sure to get you ready for snow boots and fluffy winter coats.


  • Wooden, popsicle sticks (thin or thick, both work well)
  • Glue gun
  • Craft paint (optional)
  • Paint brushes
  • String

Start to glue the sticks together. You can create the snowflakes in any type of pattern that you choose. Remember that each snowflake is different, so do not stress if they do not all look the same. Once you have your design, let your snowflake dry for at least 30 minutes. This will allow the glue to dry enough so you can flip the sticks over and paint both sides. It is much easier to paint your snowflake if it stays in one piece. Once you are done painting, tie string to the top. This will make it easy to hang anywhere you chose. There you have it! You just created a very simple way to give your room a little holiday cheer.