Thursday, December 03, 2009
Homemade paper snowflake garlands are a perfect solution to a tight budget this Christmas season. Not only do they look enchanting, but they are so much fun to make to make and cost practically nothing. Hang them using fish line, clear thread or metallic silver or gold crafting threads. Horizontally, vertically, or one by one – snowflakes are an easy craft to do with your family and a fun way to begin the holiday season.
All my paper snowflakes were made from folding circles of white paper (cut using an assortment of plates, saucers and cups as templates) and snipping away. I've used construction paper, tissue paper, paper plates (the centers) and a few others that I can't recall right away (that's what happens when you get older☺) to make these cutie pies. Gather up the kids and the not-so-much-kids in your life and have some fun! Times are tough and money is short plus we NEVER spend enough time with the people that we l♥ve.
I sewed mine together using a bit of white thread. Prior to sewing a punched teeny holes in the ends with an ice pick. Just tiny ones - enough to get your needle through without hurting your fingers.
Did you forget how to make a great paper snowflake? Find out how here with a tutorial by Curbly Videos.