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Snowflake Hurricane Candleholder

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

Photography: David M. Russell

Source: The Martha Stewart Show, December 2011



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


  • Wax paper

  • Craft paper or recycled grocery bag

  • White paper

  • Snowflake punches

  • Iron

  • Rotary cutter or scissors

  • Ruler

  • Double-sided tape

  • Glass hurricane


  1. Begin with two identical sheets of wax paper.

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

  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. 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. 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. 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.)

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