While the temperatures have been cool during the month, we have not seen any snowfall. I hope we have some snow on the way in the new year! To make up for the lack of precipitation, I made some snowflakes of my own…
The project is simple, and perfect for a quick decoration. It took only 15 minutes to put it together!
I followed this tutorial: 3-D Paper Snowflake.
For this project, you will need:
- origami paper (or any lightweight square-shaped paper)
- clear tape
- stapler (the smaller the staples, the better)
I used some patterned origami paper in blue and gold. I made two snowflakes today, but could make more for table decorations, or for a mantle garland. It is a fun craft that children can also do. Leave me a comment if you decide to make your own!
While the tutorial calls this a "snowflake", it could easily be a flower, or a star. In fact, it looks very much like the poinsettia that I bought last week! The poor poinsettia was on death's door – all wilted and dry – at the market. I got it at a discount, and nursed it back to health. It now adorns my table with big healthy ivory blossoms!