Remember elementary school winters when you made snowflake after snowflake out of construction paper? I know I could never get enough and I’m sure my parents were, ahem, thrilled, with the endless snowflakes I brought home and taped to all our windows. Well, I still love to make snowflakes in winter, but these days I’m not limiting myself to construction paper.
Beautiful, simple and yet complex at the same time, making snowflakes out of unusual materials like these junk mail versions is a great way to turn a basic craft into something spectacular.
I love the use of these snowflakes strung off of balloons. It adds a whimsical touch with something as simple as a paper punch and some tape. I’d love to see a whole room full of these floating at a winter party. Of course, delicately strung snowflakes like this would look equally beautiful without the balloons, perhaps hanging together along a wall or in a doorway? Either way, they are beautiful.
My favorite snowflakes these days however, and ones I’m dying to try myself thanks to a newfound interest in hand stitching, are these embroidered examples. I’d love to create some simple winter throw pillows embroidered with intricate snowflakes such as these but I’m also thinking they would be a great decoration for winter cards! Umm, I’m ready for winter!
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