I have something different to share today! Aside from doing my nails, I also enjoy doing quick crafts and making my own decorations. In fact, I even folded hundreds of paper flowers for my wedding bouquet and decor. Over the holiday season, I felt like decorating at least a little and decided to make something. Since I live in Minnesota, where it’s cold and snowy this time of year, I decided to go with some paper snowflakes. What got me in the mood to do this (and I don’t mean the change of season), was that recently my friend did a complete overhaul of her home, she hated her wallpaper and then took a look around and realized she didn’t like any of the colors in her home, so she got to decorating. She got herself some delicate summer floral peel and stick wallpaper for her statement wall and then built her new color scheme around that, she loves summer so much and wanted to be reminded it of it constantly, but with me it actually got me thinking about embracing the cold and what better way to embrace it by making snowflakes, the staple of a winter wonderland!
I strung together 4 snowflakes – the picture above is the first one and I’ll share the other 3 later in the post. First, I want to show you how I made these!
To start with, you need a square sheet of paper. I started with letter paper and just cut it to square, but you can also purchase square sheets in different sizes and make different size snowflakes. I had metallic silver and pearly white paper. The first step is to fold the square in half along one diagonal.
Fold it in half again, so you have a triangle 1/4 of the original square.
Next, fold in one of the sides so that it is perpendicular to the edge of the paper, as shown above.
Fold in the other side in the same way.
If you flip it over, it should look like the above picture. Cut the tips off along that horizontal line of the paper.
The next step is optional. If there’s a particular pattern you’d like to create, you can draw it on to help you cut out the snowflake. There are a lot of templates out there which people have created, and a simple Google image search brings up some lovely ones. I did a couple from templates, and a couple I just randomly started cutting. Because of the way it is folded, it’ll come out nice and symmetrical. The one thing you want to avoid is cutting all the way across, or you’ll end up with a giant hole and a half-snowflake. I actually accidentally did that with the one I drew in the picture above, so I don’t have the final result of that particular template to show you. My scissors were getting blunt!
I already showed you one of my final snowflakes, and here are the other 3 I created:
I think this next one is my favourite:
Aren’t they cool? I wanted to hang them above my windows, so I strung them along a piece of beading thread, and added little colourful bells in between them.
I hung them above the windows and just like that, we had some nice wintry decor!
Against the creamy wall, some bright blue snowflakes might have worked better, but too bad! I liked these colours.
Do you enjoy any fun crafts around the house?