Snowflakes (They’re Not Just For Kids.)

One of my favorite winter traditions is to create snowflakes out of paper.

It’s such an easy, fun craft to do and I feel as though it’s my little “shout out” to Jack Frost.  (To try to convince him to send some of the white stuff our way.)

 

The simple way to make a snowflake is to:

1) Start with an even square.  It doesn’t matter which size as you can make it as small or large as you want.

2) Fold the square in half so two of the opposite points match up.  Fold it again two more times for a total of three.

3) Cut out various shapes along the edge, leaving space in between each one.

4) Unfold and presto!  Your wintry masterpiece!

 

Another way to make a snowflake is to start with a circle.  (I personally prefer the circle shape myself.)

I traced around the rim of a mug for my circle.  I folded it over three times and then let my scissors do the work.

 

Earlier this year I came across a bag of jumbo sized coffee filters at a local thrift store.

I’m not a coffee drinker, but I snatched up those filters knowing they would be perfect for crafting.

They ended up being perfect for snowflakes.  I just smoothed out the filters and folded them in half three times and then let the snipping magic begin.

 

Some of the kiddies had fun making a few for the window.

 

I ended up designing a sort of garland with the smaller snowflakes.

 

I strung up a string of jute and used miniature clothespins to attach the snowflakes.

(I just love the itty bitty clothespins!)

 

 Making homemade snowflakes is such fun.  It so easy that even the tiniest kid (with semi-decent scissor skills) can do it.

So what about you?  Are you a snowflake scissor ninja?  A master paper crafter?  Or a snowflake slinging newbie?

~Miss Charming

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Comments

  1. How pretty! Thanks for the tutorial. I will give it a try. Happy Holidays :)

  2. I did those one year and yours definitely turned out better than mine! :) I nominated you for a Liebster Blog Award. Check out more details here: http://theturquoisehome.blogspot.com/2012/12/liebster-blog-award.html
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  3. My! Sometimes a simple idea gets turned into something really pretty. Your snowflakes are adorable. I remember doing some when I was a kid. Now I wonder why I ever stopped! Where are my scissors?