Christmas in July: front door decoration

I always struggle with my front door after Christmas. It always looks so pretty with a sparkly wreath and the twinkling lights from the tree. But after all the decorations are put away, what next?

January is too early for Spring and Valentine's Day is still over a month away.

I jumped on Pinterest to find a winter inspired door. January and February are our most brutal winter months so a snowflake sounded like the perfect solution!

Here was my inspiration:
As I began my project I kept referring to the inspiration picture. Except mine was turning out really wonky. The angles weren't matching, and I was getting frustrated. 

I went back to Pinterest to find a tutorial; cause I was about to throw the whole project away! 

I'm not going to go into how I made it, because the tutorial I found was PERFECT! I followed her instructions step by step. The trick was to make 3 long "sticks" that was 5 popsicle sticks in length. I built my entire snowflake from those 3 sticks. 

Here was my creation before it was painted:
Spray paint would have made painting this ALOT easier, but I didn't have any on hand, so I used a paint brush and our trim paint (Moonrise by Behr). 

Although this isn't a "Christmas" project, it's something that I would need to do over Christmas. So doing it now saved me some time during the craziest month of the year!

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