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How to Make Paper Snowflakes

Since I have moved to Vancouver, one of the things I miss most around the holiday season is the snow. I know it’s hard to believe, but it’s true! Growing up in Calgary, I loved waking up to a blanket of fresh white snow in the morning. I especially loved the way the snow crunches when you step into it.  I also loved sitting by the fireplace, all warm and cozy, watching each snowflake dance its way down to the ground. 

img_20161204_0838281This weekend, I had the opportunity to spend some quality alone time with my son. We channeled our energy on our creativity and made paper snowflakes. Actually,  I decided to make some snowflakes while my sonny boy made a door hanger. Isn’t his door hanger just adorable? šŸ™‚ I love his snowman and Santa! Have you ever seen a snowman with legs? 

Anyway, here are the paper snowflakes.

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The following supplies are needed to make these snowflakes:

  • Regular 8 1/2 X 11 white paper
  • Stapler
  • Sharp Scissors
  • Glue
  • Paper clips (optional)
  • Strong hands

Fold the paper in half lengthwise and unfold.  Cut along the crease or carefully separate the paper at the fold. One letter size paper is able to make 2 snowflake rosettes.

You’ll want to fold the paper like an accordion. To make sure each pleat is equal in size, fold the paper in half, than in half again, and in half again… until each pleat is about 1.7 cm. Now you’ll have equal size creases. Unfold and refold the paper back and forth like an accordion. 

Holding the accordion flat, you want to place a staple in the centre to hold it in place.

Make a template of how you will like to cut the snowflake. I recommend to keep the design as simple as possible. Cutting through so many pleats can be a challenge. This is when the strong hands come in handy!

You need to match up the pattern on both sides of the staple as pictured.  

Cut out your design and carefully separate the ends. Glue the ends together. You can hold the ends together with the paper clips until the glue dries. Admire your beautiful work!  

The snowflakes look so pretty that I decided to use them as part of my decor for my fireplace mantel. It kinda looks like the snowflakes are falling onto the family of deers. All I did was wove a piece of string through one of the holes in the snowflake and taped it up. The snowflake can be made into ornaments or even a garland, just use your imagination!

Hope you enjoy making these snowflakes as much as I do!

XOXO,
Lil

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2 thoughts on “How to Make Paper Snowflakes

  1. Hey lil!!!! So great!!! There are so many ways to do snowflakes I love it….. although mine didn’t turn out like yours:p and you are enjoying wine a lot more I see. Fabulous!

    1. Vicky! I am so happy that you checked out my blog! I’m grinning from ear to ear! I’m sure that your snowflake turned out much nicer than mine, seeing that you are so crafty. Mine was a super simple design. As for the wine… I’m just trying to keep up with you! XOX

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