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Project

Frosty Banners

Introduction

Although these oversize snowflake streamers look delicate, they're made from a sturdy material that allows them to withstand wet weather.

 

Materials

  • Frosty templates
  • 10- or 15-inch square of weatherproof paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors and utility knife
  • Hole punch
  • Monofilament
  • Thumbtack or a removable self-adhesive hook

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Cut free-form wintry shapes, or download our templates; cut out. We started with a 10- or 15-inch square of weatherproof paper; fold the square in half to form a rectangle.

  2. Step 2

    Continue folding, using template as a guide. Place template on top; outline with pencil.

  3. Step 3

    Cut away edges with scissors; remove interior pieces with a utility knife.

  4. Step 4

    To hang: Punch holes at top and bottom of flakes. Tie monofilament between flakes to join them. Hang from a thumbtack or a removable self-adhesive hook. For greater stability, tie bottom snowflake to porch.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, December 2006

Reviews (19)

  • acornandarcher 10 Dec, 2009

    I think the brand name is Tyvek, it is frequently used as "house wrap", to provide a water barrier for the frame of a house. It is often found at stores like Home Depot or Lowes, but sometimes has the brand name printed on one side. Perhpas your could just glue two sides together so that you can't see the print? Good luck!

  • JoAnnB 10 Dec, 2009

    I made these a few years ago but purchased pre-cut foam snowflakes; also some wooden ones but the foam was cheaper. I tie them together with heavy fishing line. They still look great!!

  • dshouse 9 Dec, 2009

    What is weatherproof paper and where do i get it

  • Sisterofthebride 9 Dec, 2009

    You could make it out of white paper (or cut some shapes from paper doilies) and then laminate.

  • cgmeyer2 5 Dec, 2009

    would it be possible to use a heavy white plastic bag instead of paper?

  • RubyEdge 3 Dec, 2009

    Took me a few tries to figure out how to fold this correctly, but the trick is after folding your square into a rectangle, is to fold the paper into a triangle of thirds with the creased edge as the point. To see a drawing of this go to http://www.wikihow.com/Make-a-Paper-Snowflake and look at the second step picture. Then place Martha's template on top lining it up with the edges and point then trace the edges. Good luck everyone!

  • victoria34 3 Dec, 2009

    Weatherproof paper is extremely expensive. I would follow the directions here,,using something like white construction paper or similar. Use a white candle to wax the paper....The Snowflakes are simple to cut out...1st graders know how to do it.....

    http://www.wikihow.com/Waterproof-Paper

  • bunks98 30 Nov, 2009

    Can we have the second template??

  • kitthekat 29 Nov, 2009

    Where do you buy weatherproof paper???

  • chilli99 2 Jan, 2009

    Unfortunately I can't follow the instructions. The guide for folding is confusing.

  • chilli99 2 Jan, 2009

    Unfortunately I can't follow the instructions. The guide for folding is confusing.

  • NilaL 1 Dec, 2008

    I would like to make this project this weekend with my girls. Would love to hear how it came out for others...

  • NilaL 1 Dec, 2008

    I would like to make this project this weekend with my girls. Would love to hear how it came out for others...

  • kabalduc 28 Nov, 2008

    I am ordering weatherproof paper from Amazon today: http://www.amazon.com/iGage-Weatherproof-Paper-8-5-x11/dp/B00006687T

  • kabalduc 28 Nov, 2008

    I am ordering weatherproof paper from Amazon today: http://www.amazon.com/iGage-Weatherproof-Paper-8-5-x11/dp/B00006687T

  • recycle83 23 Nov, 2008

    i cant fold it properly. the guide is inadequate. i keep missing one part of the snowflake.

  • recycle83 23 Nov, 2008

    i cant fold it properly. the guide is inadequate. i keep missing one part of the snowflake.

  • lambiepie4 7 Nov, 2008

    What is weatherproof paper? And where would one get it ?

  • lambiepie4 7 Nov, 2008

    What is weatherproof paper? And where would one get it ?