Paper snowflakes

I love to add a little festive DIY cheer around the house. I saw these paper snowflakes on Pinterest and on the lovely Hey Ali blog and so I was inspired to create some myself. I went for plain paper mainly because we have piles of it at home for the girls to use when painting and also because, it you’re feeling really inspired, this is something that you could literally do at your desk over lunchtime if you want to create an air of festive cheer to your desk without costing a cent. All you need is one sheet of plain white printed paper, some glue and a scissors. If I could recommend one extra little item it would be there wooden pegs, perhaps my glue was pretty poor but I found it hard to get the first roll to stick without having to physically keep it together until the glue dried.

First things first, fold your piece of paper in three and cut along the folds so that you have three rectangles.

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Then fold in the corners of each rectangle and cut out the two triangles created.

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Fold each triangle in half.
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Hold the folded triangle on the folded edge and cut along the lines as shown, leaving about 1cm between the end of each cut and the edge of the paper.

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Then it’s onto the sticking and gluing. To start glue piece 1 and 3 together shown in the picture then turn the paper around and glue 2 and 4 together in the other direction. I found it handy to line up the folds  when you’re gluing so that your pieces are symmetrical.

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By the end of it you should have 6 pieces like this.

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From the middle start sticking the pieces of the paper snowflake together in the middle, I found it easiest to do three at a time then to stick the two pieces together.

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And you’re done! I thread some clear thread through mine to hang it up but some sellotape or bluetack would do the same job if it just so happens you don’t have a needle and thread at your desk!!!

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There are lots more DIY ideas as part of Vikings #ChristmasCraftChallenge which you can find here.




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15 thoughts on “Paper snowflakes

  1. These are lovely – I remember my eldest daughter made a few of these and they look really pretty. I like the white myself but I’d say it would also work well with gold or silver. Handmade decorations are so nice!

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