The days until Christmas are counting down. That means we’ve got nearly four weeks to get all the shopping and preparations done. That includes putting up the tree and decorating the place. If you haven’t already.
Don’t worry about spending so much. Here’s a way to make snowflakes out of paper.
You will need lacy paper.
Form a triangle by folding it in half diagonally then fold it in half again to create another smaller triangle to get one hinged side and two flaps.
Grab a pencil and a ruler.
Draw a series of lines about one centimeter apart from each line without getting to the edges. To be honest, the number of lines and spacing is entirely up to you. So get creative!
Now go ahead and get a pair of scissors and cut along those lines. Don’t go all the way through. Cut about six times before opening it up.
Now that you’ve opened them up, start from the center, folding the two points together and glue them as if they were meant for each other. If it’s a bit of a challenge for you, take a pencil and place it under the intersecting folds to push them so as to not flatten them up. That will shape them like a tube.
Turn the paper over. Take the next two sets of folds and glue them together just like you did the first pair. You’ll get the hang of it.
Now repeat the process with as many folds as you want. You want that lacy look and it’s up to you how the finished product should be. The sizes of the square will be how your finished product looks like. Go smaller for more intricate decorating, or go big for major displays.
Think doors and windows, or by the tree or stairs.
You’ve got more pieces of paper so go ahead and make some more. Once those are done, join them together by gluing their endpoints, holding them in place gently until the glue dries and you know they’re really sticking to each other.
Add up those paper leaves with each other, sticking them point to point until they take that familiar shape. Do it carefully and they’ll look even fancier. If you’ve got more creative juices in you, think of ways to make them prettier too.
Colored paper, glitters, gold… You get the idea!
Get some ornament string, punch a little hole through one of the ends of the leaves and hang them up wherever you’d like. So long as people can see them. Those look great on porches and windows!
Even the viewers love them!
“i did those last year… this year im using them as decorative things on my tabletop. and im making them out of sticky notes so that there wont be a huge star on each place mat.”
It’s a great way to get the kids involved and allow them to get creative as well. Just another fun way of spending the holidays.
Smaller ones can also be used for pairing with wrapped presents. Go with colors that match the gift wrappers and ribbons. Your family and friends will love these snowflakes. Go for it!
See how many you can make! Watch carefully below!
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