Monday, December 14, 2009

Paper Snowflakes

I've been meaning to start a collection of hand-cut paper snowflakes for a couple of years. I get busy during the holidays and kept putting it on the bottom of my to-do list...

Not This Year!



Google "cutting paper snowflakes", and you'll get an abundance of guidance if you'd like to create your own wintry snowfall.

My two tips:

  1. Use cheap printer paper (the thinner paper folds easier)
  2. Use a pair of small SHARP scissors.

Some good links to learn the basic folds are;

http://vintagejunky.com/paper-snowflake-paper-snow-flake-how-to.html

(This link is worth checking out even if you're not going to make any...love the picture!)

http://highhopes.com/snowflakes.html

http://www.wikihow.com/Cut-Elegant-Paper-Snowflakes



After the holidays, you can lay the snowflakes flat between the pages of an old magazine and store them with your decorations until next year.

Have fun!

1 comment:

Vintage Junky said...

I love them! I am so glad that you found the tutorial helpful! Your designs are fabulous.... it sounds crazy, but it makes me want to go home and cut more! thanks for the link back!

Have a great Christmas!
Michelle