Piping Paper Snowflake Tutorial

pipped snowflake outside

Continuing with the 3 part snowflake tutorial, this is #2. Here is the cookie cutter paper snowflake, the twirly snowflake and then a surprise forth snowflake, the twisted paper snowflake. See all three in the picture below. If you make something using this tutorial, please upload pictures of it in our Flickr group to show it off to everyone. You may be featured on Simply Modern Mom.

3 snowflakes

Measurements and sizes are according to the snowflakes I made for this tutorial. You can adjust to make a snowflake bigger, smaller or fuller.


  • cardstock paper
  • pipe cleaners/chenille
  • paper cutter
  • ribbon, string or thread
  • needle
  • hole punch or other embellishments for the center
  • glue

1. Cut cardstock paper into 3/4″ x 6″ strips. Cut 7 strips.

piping snowflake strips

2. Glue the strips into circles.

piping snowflake glue

piping snowflake circles

3. Use the hole punch to punch holes into the circled strips. I used a scrapbook hole punch and hammer for smaller holes. Gently bent the circle in half then punched a hole through both sides so it comes out even. Do only to 6 circles.

piping snowflake hole punch

piping snowflake holes

4. To do the holes for the center circle, lay the chenille over the circle like the picture below and mark with a pencil where all 6 holes will go.

piping snowflake pipes

5. Then repeat step 3, but do it three times ending up with 6 holes.

piping snowflake center ring

6. Pull chenille through the holes, aligning the circled strips in place. Trim off excess chenille.

piping snowflake trims

7. Glue the outer circled strips at their touching points.

piping snowflake glue 2

8. String it with ribbon or strings using a needle.

piping snowflake needle

piping snowflake

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