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Snowflake Cards

With the right supplies, these cards are much easier to make than they look. Soft-touch scissors are designed for crisp, intricate work; origami paper is square and thin, making folding and cutting easy. You will also need glassine envelopes, colored paper, a hole punch, spray adhesive, and string.




  • Origami paper
  • Snowflake template
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Glassine envelope
  • Colored paper
  • Spray adhesive
  • Hole punch
  • String


  1. Step 1

    To make a snowflake, fold a piece of origami paper into even quarters, and draw a pattern on it; or print out and use our template. Cut out the shape, and unfold the paper.

  2. Step 2

    Place the resulting snowflake in a glassine envelope, either alone or glued to a colored-paper backdrop with spray adhesive.

  3. Step 3

    A greeting can be written on the paper, if desired. Punch a hole in one or two corners of the envelope, and attach a loop of string so the card can be displayed on a Christmas tree.

Martha Stewart Living, Volume 55 December/January 1997/1998




Reviews (6)

  • Agentswest 24 Nov, 2011

    Thanks so much tried to show my granddaughters how to make one the other day and it was bad Can't wait to go Saturday to Do it right!!!!!!!!! smart nana thanks Martha

  • MargaretFigert 30 Nov, 2007

    I am delighted to find this website and all the creativity it offers. Can't wait to create some more cozy, winter cards for family and friends! Keep the ideas coming, please! Thank you!!

  • Biloxibrat 29 Nov, 2007

    This is one that will take you back to the fun of childhood! I recommend a good Exacto knife for the finer inside details. Have fun!

  • etches 27 Nov, 2007

    I can't wait to do this, I use to spend hours cutting out snowflakes when I was little. My mom didn't like it much though when I used here good sewing scissors.

  • monica_thompson 27 Nov, 2007

    My kids and I like to make these with round white coffee filters. On cold snowy days we'll make a blizzard to tape in the windows or mail to family in warmer southern states.

  • alltheseasons 23 Nov, 2007

    soo sweet, and family friendly