Giant Paper Snowflakes

Giant Paper SnowflakesHow is the holiday season treating you?  For me, I’ve been busy with: parties, shopping, gift wrapping, baking, post office visits, sewing, etc. One thing I didn’t do this year was put up Christmas lights outside. Since we have a new house, I haven’t figured out the logistics for that. So to make up for the absence of outside lights, I decided to add some oversized paper snowflakes to the windows.

You can’t really tell in the picture but that snowflake is about 2 1/2 feet wide.  I used the snowflake tutorial from KroKoTak which is pretty detailed (click here for link).  Here are few tips for making oversized snowflakes:

1.  I used white wrapping paper to make these.  You’ll need a paper that is thick enough that it can carry the weight of the oversized snowflake.

2.  The paper has a tendency to move around when you cut it so I recommend using paperclips to hold the paper together while cutting.

3.  To get out all the fold lines, iron it on your iron’s lowest setting.  You can’t just move the iron around because it will get caught on the cut outs.  Instead, pick it up and set it down on each place you iron.

For the next couple of weeks I’ll be taking a break from this blog.  If you want to see what I’m up to, you can follow me on Instagram.  I’ve been trying to post more photos over there lately.

Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas!

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