Fold, snip, and let it snow! Transform your home into a snow-laden winter wonderland with a flurry of hand-cut paper snowflakes strung into a garland, encircled into a wreath, placed atop wrapped presents, and so much more.
Watch Them Fill the Windows
Spruce up your window panes with paper snowflakes by attaching them with poster putty. Kids will be happily occupied for hours cutting out dozens of these snowflake shapes. Then let a grown-up stick them to the windows. Together as a family, watch a blizzard overtake your windows.
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Paper snowflakes are breathtaking when seen hovering in midair. For a simple yet sophisticated wall decoration, snowflakes were cut from paper using our template, then affixed to the wall using poster putty in the shape of a circle to form a "wreath."
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String a Garland for the Mantel
Festoon your living room in garlands of shimmering snowflakes. To make flakes sparkle, apply spray adhesive or dab gently with a sponge-tipped glue applicator, then sprinkle with glitter. Shake off excess, let dry, then thread onto satin ribbon.
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Hang a Blizzard from the Ceiling
When snow is falling, it's as if the air itself is alive. Dangle 3-D snowflakes overhead to create a similar effect. To make a 3-D snowflake, cut out six identical designs. Fold each in half like a book; glue the back sides together, repeating until all are joined. Hang flakes on loops of thread or monofilament; attach to the ceiling with white paper tape.
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Create Gift Tags and Trimmings
Paper snowflakes aren't quite as delicate as the real things are, but they make a fine filigree with which to adorn your holiday gifts, nonetheless. Thread ribbons through gaps in the snowflakes and tie around presents; glue flakes to plain wrapping paper, then cover with translucent tissue; or tie one on as a card.
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Decorate the Tree
This tree twinkles with a dusting of paper snowflakes; each is ironed flat to smooth out the folds, and hangs by a paper clip bent open to form an S. The beauty of paper snowflakes is that, even with slight imperfections, when they are massed together, they still elicit "oohs" and "ahhs."
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Add a seasonal touch to your candles. We love this project because you need no more than five materials. To make, download our template and punch the delicate design using a screw punch into paper (we used a dark blue color), then attach to a hurricane using double-sided tape.
Here's a new take on tinsel (because it's not just for decorating the tree). These sparkling ornaments are made with cardboard cut into snowflake designs and sprinkled with a fine layer of glitter. Try using different colors of glitter for a diverse display or all in one color for a unified look.
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They even make beautiful handmade cards! No need for a trip to the store -- most of these materials you probably already have at home.
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These handmade cards have a hidden surprise that pops! These snowflake pop-ups are spritzed up with glitter and glue. For an extra-thoughtful touch, wish someone a happy holidays with a fountain pen dipped in red ink.
Using a template allows you to create the most spectacular snowflakes.