It is winter, meaning snowflake season. I designed three simple paper snowflakes you can use as decorations, tree ornaments or just something to get you in the mood for snow. I am not a snow person myself, however, I do like decorative snowflakes. I made these snowflakes with single colored cardstock. Next time, I’m planning on using designed double sided cardstock.
I am doing each snowflake tutorial separately to prevent extra long posts. Here’s the piping paper snowflake tutorial, the twirly snowflake and then a surprise forth snowflake, the twisted paper snowflake. 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.
Measurements and sizes are according to the snowflakes I made for this tutorial. You can adjust to make snowflake bigger, smaller or fuller.
- cardstock paper
- paper cutter
- ribbon, string or thread
- hole punch or other embellishments for the center
1. Cut cardstock paper into 3/4″ x 6″ strips. Cut 7 strips.
2. Fold one end of the strips at 1/4″. Do to all the strips.
3. Keeping the 1/4″ folded, fold the strip in half.
4. Open the half and fold in the two ends, with the 1/4″ still folded, into the center.
5. Apply glue to the 1/4″ portion of the strip and glue the other end to it. It should be diamond shaped.
6. On the outside of the diamond, apply glue to the center point and to the left point of the strip. Then attach a second diamond strip to that. Continue until all diamonds are glued together at the center and the touching points.
7. Hole punch a different colored paper and glue the punched circles to the center. Or add other types of embellishments.
8. String it with ribbon or strings using a needle.