20.11.10

Snow is falling

Today I decorated the bookshop for Christmas. It’s a little earlier than I would normally do it, but because I’m not at work next week I needed to get it done.

 

One of the main components of my red and white winter theme were these large, hanging 3D snowflakes.

 

I’ve had so many compliments on these, but they’re actually really easy to make. Here’s how…

  1. Get six pieces of square paper and fold them in half diagonally.


  2. In the first triangular piece of paper, cut four lines each side of the triangle from the folded edge, but be careful not to cut right through the unfolded edge too.


    It’s easier to get a symmetrical cut if you fold the triangle in half and just do four cuts.

  3. Unfold your paper so that it is a diamond shape.

  4. Roll the innermost 2 lines together into a tube and tape together.


  5. Flip the diamond over and do the same thing with the next paper lines.


  6. Keep turning the paper and making tubes out of the paper lines, until all of the lines are joined.


  7. Repeat this process with the other 5 bits of paper.

  8. Now you have to join all the ‘arms’ together into a star shape. It’s easiest if you hold three together at first, and staple them together. Then do the same thing with the other three and staple the two together.


  9. To secure the ‘star’ shape staple where each of the six arms meet.


 

You can change the size of the snowflake by changing the size of the paper square you begin with, so that they can be used as hanging decorations or tree hangings.



7 comments:

  1. They are fantastic will be trying them tomorrow!!!

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  2. When you know that that last comment comes from Su it won't sound as sarcastic!

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  3. I love these! I make them every year :) They are fabulous and oh-so-easy.

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  4. great instructions so pleased with my prototype - hadn't planned to make the decs for the church but hey these have to be done - Thank you (su)

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  5. They look wonderful. Wonder if I shall have time!

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  6. They are wonderful!
    I love them!
    I'll try to make them next week!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  7. These are brill. Thanks for showing how to make them. It was nice to see where you work as well!

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