Last weekend we had a fun Christmas promotion at the Dekalb Market. Christmas in August!! To help decorate the shop, I made paper snowflakes. It was a labor of love, but the results were awesome!
Start with a square piece of paper...I used 8x8 inches. Fold according to instructions. Found here or here. Grab some sharp scissors & have some fun! My results:
The before & after : my triangle all cut up & read for unfolding. Drumroll...Amazing!
Again, my before & after. Those points were tough to make. Very easy to cut through the folds in the wrong place.
I love the spikes! I will definitely try some of this again.
Both tutorials that I mentioned were great, showing before & afters as I've done above. I found that to be a good inspiration & it gave me a little bit of an idea as to the shapes I would was making. Mostly, though it was a surprise to see what I'd created. Also, they give some great ideas on both sites for designs, this one more for the beginner & this one more for someone handy with scissors.
For displaying them, we taped them up in the windows, but I seem to remember using paper clips as a kid to hang them on the tree.
I think I'll make more when the holidays actually arrive!