Give old hangers a festive flourish with this snowflake decoration hack

Have a very thrifty Christmas

Christmas decorations can cost a pretty penny, however, one DIY fan has proven you can turn a house into a winter wonderland for just £13 with this Christmas snowflake decoration hack.

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Lucy Cook, from Rugby, created a stir when she posted a photo of her homemade Christmas snowflake decorations on the Facebook group Extreme Budget DIY & Life Hacks. Fans couldn't believe that they were made from hangers from Poundland!

christmas decorations with wall hangers having twinkly fairy lights

(Image credit: Lucy Cook)

'Ooh, lovely! Now wrap twinkly fairy lights! 😍' commented one member of the group.

'Looks great!' said another.

Christmas snowflake decoration hack

'I initially had the idea to make them as I had seen a video of a lady in America who had made some,' explains Lucy. 'My mum was after some outdoor decoration but my Step-Dad was in the hospital and my mum doesn't have time or the Christmas mindset to decorate the house.

'I thought I would take it upon myself to make some for her as I like doing homemade crafty things,' she adds.

Lucy created her budget Christmas decorations using a bundle of coat hangers, cable ties, silver spray paint and glitter that she picked up at Poundland for just £13. She then made the Christmas snowflake decoration by attaching hangers together with the cable ties.

See below for a step by step to create your own snowflake decorations:

Step 1

grey wall hangers with cable ties

(Image credit: Lucy Cook)

Attach two coat hangers on the long end with cable ties. Repeat this until you have eight sets of two. You'll end up using 16 hangers in total.

Step 2

wall hangers with cable tie in grey colour

(Image credit: Lucy Cook)

Put four of the sets together so all the hangers meet a point in the middle and the corner of the hangers are touching. Cable tie them together. Repeat with the remaining four sets.

Step 3

wall hangers with cable tie on pink wall

(Image credit: Lucy Cook)

Layer the two groups you created in step 2 on top of each other and cable tie them together.

When you have your finished snowflake you can either spray them with silver paint or leave them black and wrap them in fairy lights.

wall hangers in pink white and black colours on wall

(Image credit: Lucy Cook)

'I hung them on the wall outside and on the indoor snowflakes I attached lights,' says Lucy. 'In all, it takes less than 10 minutes to make one snowflake.'

'I've seen pre-lit stars and things in shops for around £20 each so I've saved an incredible amount of money, spent time enjoying making something and decorated my mum's house both inside and out,' adds Lucy.

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Will you be trying out this coat hanger snowflake hack?

Rebecca Knight
Deputy Editor, Digital

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.