The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020 - Lit Snowflake

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The 12 Projects of Christmas 2020 - Lit Snowflake

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Nothing says the holidays like decorative lights and festive music. I wanted to try a little something different for this project and use lights and glass marbles to create a lit wall decoration.

Lit Snowflake
Lit Snowflake

I seem to remember when I was a kid that my Mother choose to decorate the Christmas tree all in blue, white, and silver decorations. It looked beautiful and wanted to incorporate a bit of that into the final design. Filling the centre of my design with blue and clear flat marbles and then light them from the edges with LED strip lights seemed like a good option.

My original chosen shape was a tree, but then it seemed more interesting if I went for a snowflake. This design incorporates an interesting hanging method, acrylic face and spacers so the decoration can be lifted off the wall and light can escape through the back.

I hope you enjoy this project, and it inspires you to make one or create your own version. If you do decide to create your own, we would love to see how it turns out so please share it on the Vectric forum or on one of our social channels.

To download the FREE project:
https://www.vectric.com/vectric-communi ... Decoration

If you would like to watch the video it is here:


Be safe and happy holidays!
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Love it! The LED and colored glass beads make a beautiful snowflake decor even better! Great work, Todd!
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LIKE the glass pieces Todd:)
A nice piece!
(of course it gave an idea for some of mine in a South window :)
Sticking them in a container that would spin like a kaleidoscope
Of course if I made it watertight, I could add glycerine like some for a slow-mo display.)

Thanks Bunches Todd!!
Giving me ideas when I'm supposed to paint infilling for the first time!!! :wink:
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Thank you, Todd
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You guy’s creativity is to be commended. I don’t know where you come up with such great ideas. I have trouble deciding on what to have for lunch sometimes :|

However Todd, about your sweater :mrgreen:

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Florist's use those "flat marbles" for the base of their arrangements to hold the stems in place.
I've got 6 different colors.....and Know they have a wide array of colors/coatings for effects.

Now Todd's got me thinking of a large spinning one in a South window. :) :)
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Thanks for all the great comments!

These 12 projects of Christmas are something we always look forward to making and hearing that they are well received is so nice!

Thanks again!!!

Oh... and the jumper... my daughter seems to have swiped it... hummm might need a new one for next year. :)
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