By General Craft Contributor Michelle
Create some winter beauty, with this easy twist on standard paper snowflakes.
Here’s what you’ll need to make your own:
- Old Books (Or any rectangular paper.
- Bazic Basics Standard Metal Stapler with 500 Staples
- Aleene’s Always Ready Clear Gel Tacky Glue 4 oz.
- String, Jute, Ribbon, Fishing Line
To begin, remove pages from your book by carefully tearing, or using one blade of your scissors to slice down along the inside crease. Lay your page so the longest edge is horizontal to you. Make 1/2-inch wide folds, accordian style, across the horizontal edge.
Keeping the page folded up, staple the middle of the folded bundle.
You’ll now have something that looks like a bowtie.
Fold the bowtie in half at the staple, so all the folds stack together. Glue the folds of the bowtie together in the middle so you wind up with what looks like a paper fan. Hold the layers of the fan shape together again, and use your scissors to cut the non-stapled end into a point.
Still holding the folds together, make some triangle snips into the edges. I mirrored my triangles on the edges, but you don’t have to.
Now carefully separate the layers of your fan, and pull the sides down to meet, and open into a circular snowflake.
Bring the two open sides together, and adhere together with your tacky glue. Hold for a few seconds to thoroughly stick. Now attach string, or fishing line to your snowflakes to hang them from the ceiling, or add loops and turn them into tree ornaments, stick them in arrangements, or on wreaths, or just stick them to the wall with tape.
Happy Winter Crafting!