For the borax crystal snowflakes, step two, shape a pipe cleaner into your desired design. The color of your pipe cleaner will show thorough the clear crystals. Use white or very pale blue if you would like the crystals to look like a natural snowflake. The shape should be narrow enough to slip inside the container without touching the sides. Do not allow the shaped form to touch the bottom or the crystals will not form evenly.
Use a pencil or craft stick and a bit of wire to suspend the shape in the borax solution. I made a small loop at the top of the snowflake for the wire to slip through. I later used the loop for hanging the finished crystallized ornament.