Saturday December 13, 2008

Since my last post I’ve had several people ask me how I made my snowflakes.  My mom used to make them with me at Christmas time when I was little.   They’re really are easy to make.

Here is what you will need:

A compass, hole punch, scissors and 8.5×11 sheets of computer paper.

Start by folding your paper in half and then in quarters.

Take your compass and place the pointed end in the bottom folded corner (what would be the center of the paper if you opened it up).  Position the pencil of the compass in the other bottom corner.

Draw and arch across the paper.

Using your scissors cut on the line you have just drawn.  It should look like this…

Fold this arch in half.

Using your scissors cut shapes along all of the edges of the triangle.  Use your hole punch to add small circles in between the shapes.

Open up and admire your finished product.

I always take my iron and set it on a cool setting and iron them flat once I am finished.  You can tape them in windows, hang them by fishing line, or make smaller snowflakes; connect them together with ribbon and make a garland.

One variation I thought of (which I have not tried yet), is to water down some Elmer’s glue and paint the snowflakes with glue.  Then sprinkle generously with glitter.  The glue and the glitter would make the snowflakes more durable and would make nice ornaments.  Michael’s sells Martha Stewart antiqued glitter in the large jars.  They are a little pricey but if you save you %40 off coupon you can get a pretty good deal.

7 thoughts on “Saturday December 13, 2008

  1. Shaniqua777

    awww thanks! I was going to make snowflakes this last week and totally forgot how to make them. Mine turned out square and kind of getto!! ;) ~ Thanks for the tips!! I will try it this next week ;)


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>