December 15, 2010

Paper Snowflakes

Christmas just doesn't feel the same in South Texas - no snow, wearing t-shirts and sandals while Christmas shopping, palm trees covered in lights - just not quite the same as Minnesota! So I decided to bring the feeling of Christmas in the North here to the South. Here's a quick tutorial for paper snowflakes:

1. Start with square piece of paper.

2. Fold in half corner-to-corner, and then in half again corner-to-corner.

3. With the point facing down, fold the two sides in until there are three equal triangles folded on top of each other.
4. d) Cut off the wings to make even edges.

5. Go wild cutting fancy designs. Just make sure to leave at least part of the folded edge (pink in the picture) uncut, or your snowflake will 'melt'.

6. Unfold and gasp at the beauty you just created!

7. Cost: free (assuming you have paper and scissors lying around)

I made some for my therapy room at work:

And decorated my apartment with more:

Merry Christmas!!!

Linking to: Get Your Craft On.....Today's Creative Blog

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