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By Craft Trends Contributor, Gillian from the blog Dried Figs and Wooden Spools. Check out our Craft Trends board on Pinterest!

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.

Junkmail Snowflakes

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.

Embroidered Snowflakes

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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About Gillian

Gillian Grimm lives in Charlottesville, Virginia where she balances writing, cooking and crafts with eight chickens, two kids, a dog, a cat and a husband. As the daughter of a Journalist, she grew up all over the United States, switching schools, towns and newspapers every few years and loved every minute of it! She now works as a freelance writer, primarily in the craft industry but with a few forays into travel writing, narrative non-fiction and educational matters. Gillian was recently published in the literary journal the “The Northville Review”. You can find more of Gillian’s work at “Dried Figs and Wooden Spools”.

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