When I watch the Movie “Elf” every year, I’m always dreaming of making my home into a snowflake haven. Well, this Christmas I am doing just that in my kids area and I’m not opposed to doing it to the rest of my house too. Not having a lot of extra money to spend on Christmas decor this year, I decided to pass on the $10 paper snowflakes that I was seeing in the stores and make my own. I found these paper doilies at The Dollar Tree. And what is even better is that there are 32 in a pack. Woot Woot!! This was one of the easiest and cheapest projects that I have ever completed. They look like they would take hours to make, but to my surprise, each snowflake took me about a minute to fold and cut. I was amazed at how fast it went. So here is my process…
First I started by folding the doily. I just folded it in half, 3 times over (as seen in the photos below). If I felt like it was going to be too flimsy, I would double them up. It’s a good idea to double up the larger ones to make them more stable for hanging.
After I had the doily folded, I cut out a pattern as seen below. I didn’t mark mine with a pencil but I marked it here so that you could get an idea of how to cut the doily to make a snowflake.
I can’t believe how cute they turned out! I didn’t do every snowflake exactly the same, but I did use the pattern above and just changed a thing or two here and there to make them a little different. For example, some of the snowflakes I left out the 4 small cuts on each bottom side.
Below is an example of how I cut them when I was making them round. I folded them as seen above and then just snipped a few places here and there on each side. I also made sure that my cuts were not too large. Large cuts makes them look like they have large holes instead of small snowflake design.
This is an example of how the “round” ones looked like when finished. They were all a little different, like I said above. That’s the fun part, in my opinion…making them a little different. I doubt there are not many snowflakes that are the same as the one that fell before it. When I was finished cutting all of the snowflakes, of many different sizes, I cut a piece of fishing line, tied it to the snowflake through one of the holes, and taped them to the ceiling at different lengths with scotch tape.
I absolutely love them and definitely feel like I’ve traveled through the candy cane forest to Elf land. My kids couldn’t believe their eyes when they saw their space all dressed up for Christmas for the first time.
Thank you for stopping by! I would love to see all of your snowflake creations, if you make some. Please tag me on Instagram. I love seeing all of your creativity. Have a great day my friends.
Faux Brick Wall: DIY
Christmas Tree Sign: Harper Grayce
Old Trunk: Craigslist or find them at places like this
Pillows: DIY Placemat Pillows
Hearth and Home DIY Pillows: Target
Fluffy Throw: Home Goods
Jute Rug: eSaleRugs
Floral Rug: rugsUSA
Wooden Deer: Thrifted and found some that are similar to mine here
Trees: Thrifted and Target
Tree in Crock: Walmart
Desk: Thrifted and Painted with DIY Chalk Paint Recipe
White Sofa and Chairs: Ikea
Wood Tray on Trunk: DIY
Desk Chair: Thrifted:
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