There is nothing like a snowflake for getting into the Christmas spirit - even if you don't have real ones, you can make some for some rustic decor.
The jig I designed for this project is a piece of scrap lumber, with holes predrilled, then the nails won't split it. In future, I might use plywood, where this wouldn't be a problem and it would be sturdier.
The wire can be soft copper wire, salvaged from a demolition project, or tie wire (shown here). In the end, I decided it's a lot of work for what I was attempting, and I went with a simpler method to make stars instead. I would make these if I wasn't committed to making sixty of them!
The forks in the top picture are an essential tool; you need them to pry off the wire from the jig. The metal gear is used for pressing the wire flat - any heavy metal object will do, as long as it's got a flat side.
These would be very interesting used as a motif set into a window frame, or used as a sun catcher. You could make them bigger for that.
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