Wednesday, January 2, 2013

A Window Full of Snowflakes

Hello friends!

So Christmas has officially wrapped up. Are you ready to take down all of your festive decor? I am not! Let's keep it going! It is still technically winter, even though it doesn't get cold where I live, so I decided to make snowflakes.

I wanted to make some fancy white and sparkly ones. But I have made a lifestyle change to USE WHAT I ALREADY HAVE! Hence my white, blue, red, and green snowflakes :)

All you need is Construction paper, scissors, and tape. I followed the simple tutorial from The Inspired Housewife.

For each snowflake, you will need 6 squares of construction paper.

Yup, go old school 7th grade note folding to make a square. Cut off the excess strip and save for another project! Keep your square folded in that triangle for the next step.


This part is hard to illustrate, but starting from the folded part, make 3 equal cuts on each side that line up with each other. Just make sure they don't touch. 

Open your paper flat and now you are left with a bunch of diamond shapes.

Grab the inner points of your diamond and tape together.

Flip to the other side, and tape the next two points together.

And again...

And again and you are left with a pretty spindle that is your first point of your snowflake.

As you complete each point, staple the bases together.

Staple the outside edge of each snowflake together to it's neighbors to help it keep it's shape.

So pretty! and SO simple!

Gather the strips you cut earlier and staple at one end. 

Cut the other in end in staggering lengths with the center being the shortest. Then staple the other end.

Pretty vintage "onion" ornaments.

I hung my creations in our huge bay window using string and tape.

Quite the display and it was FREE :)


  1. Love, love, love this!! I think I need to do this next year to hang outside on our patio. Wonder if I can use some sort of vinyl?? I'll have to try that!! Love these!

    1. Thanks, Sharla! I was actually thinking about using those white flexible cutting boards from Dollar Tree!! It would be three bucks and they would be weather proof.

  2. nice blog i am following, please free to visit me

    1. Thank you, Deanna Lyn! I am checking your blog out right now :)

  3. Just wanted to say Hi! I found you on the blog hop!
    So happy to be your newest follower!
    Happy Blogging,
    Follow back if you'd like:)

  4. I love this! and I love your new motto! I am stopping by from the Mingle with Us link up and am now following along. I would love for your to stop by my blog and follow along.

  5. I have quite an unhealthy obsession with everything snowflake so I will definitely be giving this a go. :o)

  6. Really enjoyed your instructions and love the display. Looks great.

  7. I’m a new follower! I saw your link @ It’s a Party. I also host a party on Wednesday’s. I would love it if you would stop by and share your talent and creativity with my friends @


  8. Aloha Sweets,

    Stopping in to say hi and follow you from the Monday Mingle. Oh those are so much more than snowflakes. My goodness those are beautiful. If you're up for a bit of a ride, come join me at Local Sugar Hawaii . We're riding this silly little wave called life, together. You're welcome. Anytime.


  9. Your colorful snowflakes look beautiful! My students made some for a lesson on procedural text, and I will be sure to have colorful paper for them in the future! Excellent job! Thanks for sharing!

  10. It looks so pretty. I'm off to check the tutorial.

  11. I just learned how to make the first part of your snowflake this year. Yeah a bit slow on the paper projects. Never figured you could put them together to make snowflakes. AWESOME!!
    Thank you for sharing. Came over from Suzy's. Blessings!!

  12. I love these snowflakes! Different from the traditional snowflakes, and the 3D look is awesome! :)

  13. Your paper snowflakes is looking very nice. I will share it with my friends.


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