Tuesday, December 10, 2013
How to Make Paper Snowflakes
6 book pages per flake cut down to 5" x 5"
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.
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.
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.
Finish by pinning a pretty pin tn the center.
Happy winter solstice!