Amazing Amy made one of these for me about a year ago and I’ve had it hanging up in my kitchen ever since.
I often wondered how she made it, but hadn’t yet taken the time to try one myself…
until this weekend.
We had some family visiting and the girls like to try crafts with me, so after we finished painting wood blocks we snuck off to try some of these paper snowflake ornaments.
I’ll start this by saying you can use any paper you want – patterned or plain white printer paper (after all snowflakes tend to be white) and in any size you want, you just need to start with a square.
For this snowflake I used 3″ x 3″ squares (approximately 7.5cm by 7.5cm).
Fold the square in half along two corners – or so that you end up with a triangle.
Fold that triangle in half again.
Cut two lines into the single folded side of the triangle (not the side with two folds) and cut almost to the opposite edge. The cuts will run parallel to the longest edge of the triangle.
Open your triangle up and take the two centre cuts and roll them in towards each other.
Stick in place.
I used sticky dots, but you could use double sided tape or even glue if you have the time to hold it until it’s stuck.
Flip the paper over so that the small roll is on the bottom and roll the next cuts in towards each other and adhere.
Flip back over and roll the last edge together and adhere.
It should look like this when you’re done.
You could add some pretty ribbon and hang it on the tree just like this, but if you want a full snowflake, you’ll need 6 of these.
Stick/staple together in groups of threes and then stick/staple those threes together.
If you are using large pieces of paper, you’ll want to stick the ‘petals’ of the snowflake together where they meet the next petal.
For our 12″ x 12″ version we just stapled them.
I’m thinking that these would be SUPER-gorgeous if you sprayed them with a spray varnish and then sprinkled them with glitter!
Love me some Christmas glitter!
Chloe wanted them on her tree right away so my dreams of glitter had to wait.
Beyond just using them as snowflake ornaments, you could use them as gift toppers or Holiday decor, or what Faith did here – make a HUMUNGOUS one and hang it in your room.
Love you Faithie, Alex and Ju-Ju!
Thanks for a great weekend!
Have a great one!
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