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DIY paper snowflakes

November 18, 2016

The first day I came back from my holidays, it snowed here. It was quite the climate shock coming from 28 ° C to snow but since then I adjusted to the cold and it hasn’t snowed. I mean: if it has to be cold, I can snow as well. Right? So I thought I take the matters into my own hands (maker-style) and make my own DIY paper snowflakes. Ok, they don’t really look as cool (pun!) as the real ones but they have a similar calming effect.

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Now I’m ready for the first snow on my balcony (although the surroundings looks much more like fall.

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The best thing about these is that they will look great as Christmas decoration but I can also leave them up through to March – at least! Then I’m already tired of winter and I’ll think of something more colorful.

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What you need for this DIY paper snowflakes:

  • paper (obviously) – I tried different paper and found that tissue paper works and looks the best
  • scissors
  • hole punch
  • glue
  • thread
  • needle

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First cut a strip of your paper. I made variations of 20 to 10 cms wide and both about 45 – 60 cm long. If it’s too short it won’t make a circle. If it’s a bit too long, it doesn’t matter, it just won’t spread out that much.

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Fold the paper as seen above. I first fold into into half, then again and again. Fold it back out again and took the lines as template. The folds should be about 1 cm wide. If the tops look a little wobbly, just cut them off.

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Cut the top into a triangle and some triangles out of the side as in the picture above.

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Take the needle and pull the thread through the bottom and make a knot (not too tight!).

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Spread it into a circle and stick the sides of the beginning and end together.

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Punch circles out of the rest of the paper and stick them over the middle – this step is optional but I think it looks much neater.

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Voilá! You made your own DIY tissue paper snowflakes.

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I’m going for a very minimal decoration this year that goes with the overall look of my flat. If you’d like to see what my home looks like, I shared a little in my blogpost about my new dinner table.

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Sitting at this table I can look at the snowflakes that hang by the window – with the light shining through, they look magical.

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How do you decorate for Christmas this year? Have you started already?

Now. Carry on!

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3 Comments

  • Reply Andrea Vaughan November 22, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Love these. Been browsing through a lot of your DIY stuff. Very nice.

    • Reply sarah November 24, 2016 at 1:29 pm

      Thank you, Andrea! This is so sweet of you.

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