“Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand - and melting like a snowflake.”
- Francis Bacon

Thursday, December 03, 2009

These aren't your grandma's paper snowflakes anymore

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.


Claus said...

Beautiful! Together, they look so heavenly. It does not make much sense to hang snowflakes around here, since we NEVER have snow. Nevertheless, I know how to make them!, and do have a collection of snowmen that I will talk about later on at my blog :-)
You are right: it is so nice to gather the loved one around and have fun making crafts. It is very important, especially around this time of year. Season's Greetings!

Sandi McBride said...

I can remember the paper snowflake rings that we decorated the tree with. They were fun to make and like the real thing,none were the same! Thanks for the memory

Anonymous said...

be-au-ti-ful! :) I'll have to go see the video b/c I forgot how to make them! Jenn

T's Daily Treasures said...

So pretty! I asked my boys to make paper snowflakes tonite and they both said "no way." They somehow think 11 and 14 is just not the right age for such things. Bah Humbug! I'll try and make my own. :) Blessings, Tammy

The Lucy and Dick Show said...

This and last year we've decorated our office with cut out snowflakes. There's more than 500 of us work there, so it's quite something to see all the different ones!

Lynette said...

I love snowflakes, haven't made them in years. I think my son might enjoy making them again

Lynn said...

Thank you for the reminder of something from the past! Your photo is lovely!

crochet lady said...

Great snowflakes! There is a great book titled, A Snow Flake For Every Season, that has patterns for very interesting designs. I tried it once and it was really fun. Paper snowflakes are just such of the most fun things to make.