14 December 2010
Holiday Spirit: Paper Snowflake Pt 1
I used to love making paper snowflakes when I was little. Surprisingly I haven't tried it in a while, but the other day, while trying to think of more ways to decorate our place, I gave it another shot.
I have to admit that my first few snowflakes were not snowflakes at all. They turned out kind of wonky so I did a little research on how to actually fold them. There are actually several different ways to fold and cut the snow flakes, the traditional 6-sided flakes is probably what we all did in grade school, but you can also make 5-sided snowflakes & 8-sided snowflakes!
Over the weekend I cut a variety of snowflakes and here are a few of my favourites so far:
I'm not quite sure what to do with them yet, so I just keep adding to my pile. Stay tuned though, I'll be posting later on how I've decided to use them.
If snowflakes aren't your thing try 5-pointed folded stars or 7-pointed stars instead. I think these would look really great using brown paper, or book pages, or any kind of printed paper (i.e. pages from the left over phone book from my paper wreath)