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Project

Snowflake Hurricane Candleholder

Make affordable snowflake hurricane wraps using little more than wax paper and repurposed grocery bags. Also try: Snowflake Treat Bags

Introduction

Resources

Icelandic Snowflake, Himalayan Snowflake, Artic Snowflake, Alpine Snowflake, and Glacial Snowflake punches available from Martha Stewart Crafts.

Materials

  • Wax paper
  • Craft paper or recycled grocery bag
  • White paper
  • Snowflake punches
  • Iron
  • Rotary cutter or scissors
  • Ruler
  • Double-sided tape
  • Glass hurricane

Steps

  1. Step 1

    Begin with two identical sheets of wax paper.

  2. Step 2

    Protect your work surface with a piece of craft paper or a recycled paper grocery bag, and place one sheet of wax paper on top.

  3. Step 3

    Punch snowflakes out of white paper in desired sizes and quantity and arrange as desired on top of wax paper.

  4. Step 4

    Place second sheet of wax paper on top of snowflake punches and cover with another sheet of craft paper or recycled paper grocery bag.

  5. Step 5

    Using a dry iron set on high heat, slowly iron over entire surface of paper, applying constant pressure, until the two pieces of wax paper are fused together with the snowflake punches suspended in between.

  6. Step 6

    Trim snowflake wrap to fit around hurricane. Be sure to use a rotary cutter or scissors when you cut, as a craft knife tends to snag on the snowflakes and tear the wrap. (Tip: To get the correct length to fit around your hurricane, measure the outer diameter, multiply by pi -- 3.14 -- and add 1/2 inch for a little bit of overlap.)

  7. Step 7

    Secure wrap to hurricane with double-sided tape. (Tip: Snowflake wrap can also be used as gift wrap or to make treat bags for holiday cookies and candies.)

Source
The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011

Reviews (26)

  • 10 Dec, 2013

    It wouldn't stick and the snowflakes fell ot! Saw the post re: Whole Foods waxed paper but there is none where I live. Help from the craft dept. would be appreciated. What am I doing wrong?
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  • 9 Jan, 2012

    I, too, had trouble and wasted time. It wouldn't stick and the snowflakes fell ot! Saw the post re: Whole Foods waxed paper but there is none where I live. Help from the craft dept. would be appreciated. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

  • 9 Jan, 2012

    I, too, had trouble and wasted time. It wouldn't stick and the snowflakes fell ot! Saw the post re: Whole Foods waxed paper but there is none where I live. Help from the craft dept. would be appreciated. What am I doing wrong? Thanks!

  • 20 Dec, 2011

    I have tried 4 types of waxed paper now and only one has worked. It is "All Natural Waxed Paper with 100% Soybean Wax" it is Unbleached so it will not be white but it gives it an antique look that is very nice. I found the wax paper at Whole foods. (So sorry to those of you that don't have one near by.) And this Wax paper was the most pricey too at over $4 a box. So much for a cheap craft. I would not recommend trying the treat bags though. I don't think it would work.

  • 17 Dec, 2011

    If there is anyone that has any ideas please share. :-)

  • 17 Dec, 2011

    Well just tried to post something and it didn't go through--I am having a difficult time too with this project. I am also using the Reynolds Cut Rite wax paper. I wasted nearly an hour on this craft this morning. I decided to do this project because I loved the candle holders and thought they would be great for simple Christmas gifts. :-) But now I am just frustrated!! I sent an email to customer service to ask them for help. Once I get a reply I will post what they said. Merry Christmas

  • 17 Dec, 2011

    What kind of wax paper. Reynolds Cut-Rite did not work for us either! HELP!!!

  • 16 Dec, 2011

    Like many of Martha's crafts, they look good but they don't work when you try to make them.

  • 15 Dec, 2011

    I used Reynolds Cut-Rite wax paper and it did not stick together not even a little. Even after leaving the hot iron on for some time. Is this the wrong wax paper to use?

  • 14 Dec, 2011

    Thank you MSL for posting the instructions for the Snowflake Treat Bags. You guys (gals) are the best.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Someone was listening. Thanks for posting the instructions.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I found a mini gift bag pattern, which can be enlarged to any size you need, by entering "gift bags" in the search engine.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I have also been looking for the snowflake bag to make. Cant find, please help me find the bag instructions

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Is anyone at Martha Stewart listening (or reading)? Please post the directions for wax paper snowflake gift bags.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I have been looking under everything I know to make snowflake wax paper bag. Very irritating, especially, when I have just a few minutes to get this. Hope somebody at Martha's will make this better. This is not a good thing looking forever. Thanks

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    No, they did not show how to make it on TV. Just that the template would be on Martha Stewart.com.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Looks like a lot of us want those instructions!

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I will add my "want" of instructions for thebeautiful snowflake treat bag as well.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    did martha show how to make it on tv?

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I hope you're still posting the instructions for the snowflake bag.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Not yet. I wondered about it.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    i'm looking for it aswell!!!!

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    I am too looking for the snowflake bag instructions.

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Anyone find the instructions for the Snowflake bag yet?

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    Where are the instructions for the snowflake bags

  • 13 Dec, 2011

    How do you make the bags ?