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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

How to Make Paper Snowflakes

 It's official!  Winter is here!  I'm celebrating winter by making paper snowflakes.  Want to join me?  These snowflakes are made from old book pages and finished with a vintage pin to give them a little vintage charm.  You can use an old book, colored paper, white paper or even an old Hymn book (dang!  I wish I would have done that!) to personalize them to you.  This is a great craft to do with your older kids over winter break to get them away from the television ;). 

You need:
6 book pages per flake cut down to 5" x 5"
scissors
ruler
pencil
glue- I used Yes! paste because that's what I had. I'm all about using what I've got.  A glue stick would have been better. Hot glue if you're doing these with out kids.
Stapler
A vintage pin if you've got a collection like I do.  If not, A pretty button hot glued in the center would do the trick.

Okay, let's start!  Take a 5x5 page and fold it diagonal so it makes a triangle.  Crease the edge well.   I'll refer to this edge as the "hard edge."

Fold your triangle in half to make a smaller triangle, but don't crease it too hard.  This is your "soft edge." Take your ruler and line it up on the bottom of your soft edge.  It should be 3 1/2".  The 3 1/2 mark on the ruler should be at your hard edge.  Mark 1", 2" and 3" off on the soft edge.
 Cut from your mark diagonally towards your hard edge, stopping about an 1/8" from the hard edge.  Don't cut all the way through!


Open your page and it should look like this.


Take the center small diamond shape and pull the edges up and glue together overlapping one on top of the other.  It helps to do this over a thin brush handle or pencil. 

Turn the whole page over and do the same to the next diamond.  Turn over again, and finish with the largest diamond. 

You should get a cute little paper swirly thing that looks like this:

Do this 5 more times, a total of 6 swirly things.
Stack all 6 of the bottom points together on top of each other and staple together.
It will open up into your snowflake.  To secure it together, glue the middle points together where they touch. 
Finish by pinning a pretty pin tn the center. 

Happy winter solstice!

4 comments:

  1. I linked this to a recent post of my own--what a great idea!

    http://greatgrandmotherskitchen.blogspot.com/2012/02/teatime-in-winter-wondland.html

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  2. THE INSTRUCTIONS DOSNT MAKE SENSE

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  3. I REALLY THINK YOU SHOULD DO A VIDEO SO IT MAKES MORE SENSE

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  4. don't worry I've figured it out

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