Homemade Snowflake Decorations

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Homemade Snowflake Decorations
Paper snowflakes are fun and inexpensive to make. (Jupiterimages/liquidlibrary/Getty Images)

With a few craft supplies, you can turn your home into a winter wonderland. Whether you are having a winter birthday party, decorating for the holidays, or just love to add a seasonal motif to your home decor, lovely snowflakes can set the scene. Snowflake decorations fit into any budget, and crafters of all ages will enjoy making them. Hang snowflakes on your tree, in windows, and from the ceiling. Glue handmade snowflakes to tablecloths, wrapping paper, and gift bags.

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Things you need

  • Round dinner plate
  • White typing paper
  • Pencil
  • Scissors
  • Heavy book
  • Spray glue
  • Glitter
  • White doilies
  • Disposable plate or pie pan
  • Fabric stiffener
  • Craft paint brush
  • Waxed paper
  • String
  • Craft glue
  • 2-inch diameter styrofoam ball
  • Ruler
  • 18 inches of 18-gauge craft wire
  • Wire snipper
  • Needle-nose pliers
  • Translucent beads

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    Paper Snowflakes

  1. 1

    Place a dinner plate on top of a piece of white typing paper. Trace around it with a pencil and cut out the circle.

  2. 2

    Fold the circle in half. Fold it in half again so you have a quarter circle shape. Fold it in half again so you have an eighth of a circle, or what looks like a slice of pizza.

  3. 3

    Cut decorative shapes into the sides or along the top edge of the paper. Use paper punches if desired to add more shapes. Be creative so that every snowflake's design is different.

  4. 4

    Unfold the paper snowflake. Place a heavy book on top so that it flattens out. If desired, spray the snowflake with spray glue and sprinkle glitter on it.

    Doily Snowflake

  1. 1

    Lay a white paper doily on a plastic disposable plate.

  2. 2

    Brush fabric stiffener medium onto the doily. Turn the doily over and brush on more fabric stiffener.

  3. 3

    Arrange the doilies on waxed paper and allow them to dry. Peel them off the waxed paper. Glue on a string to hang them.

    Beaded Snowflake

  1. 1

    Apply craft glue onto a small styrofoam ball. Roll the ball in silver or white glitter and let it dry.

  2. 2

    Cut six 3-inch lengths of wire. Make a loop on one end of each piece of wire with a needle-nose pliers.

  3. 3

    Add beads to the lengths of wire, on the straight ends. The loops will keep the beads from falling off the other end. Leave about a half-inch of wire with no beads on the straight ends.

  4. 4

    Brush glue onto the straight ends of the wire. Push the straight ends into the styrofoam ball, spacing them evenly around the ball so they radiate outward.

  5. 5

    Thread a string through one of the loops to hang the snowflake.

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