POST EDIT: Thanks to Rebecca of LilSugar.com for contacting me about the incredible project for Sand Hook Elementary...turning their new facility into a winter wonderland full of paper snowflakes! Let's do our part and make some snowflakes for those sweet children and staff! Go HERE for information of where to send yours by January 12th. xo
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After my blog friend Janette shared this fabulous link to Vintage Junky's easy snowflake tutorials, I couldn't resist. I've been a snowflake-making maniac and loving every minute of it. :) Michelle of Vintage Junky shares how to make 3 different snowflakes...which include folding instructions to turn an 8x11" piece of paper into a square, then into a 6-sided hexagon (very important for the base of the snowflake!) go HERE for those tutorials. Below I pass on her folding wisdom...and 3 more snowflake stencils.
I thought I'd share a few tips I came to learn...Paper Snowflakes 101:-- You can't mess up. Some some of your snowflakes may be similar, but there's nothing exact about them and that's what makes them beautiful! Just like the real thing :)
-- Un-crease as you unfold. After cutting, you'll unfold to open and reveal your snowflake, be sure to un-crease each fold as much as possible so that it's flat.
-- "The best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear." Okay, that's not exactly something I learned from cutting these snowflakes, but I did learn that from Buddy the Elf. And he's a snowflake cutting pro. ;)
So far I've hung them in from our chandelier in our dining room. I love the festive winter feel it brings into the room! And I'm excited to string them in the windows of our kitchen, and hang some on our Christmas tree. You can never have too many paper snowflakes.