I had the best time making these! They're easy, like the ones you made as a kid, but now you have better scissors ...lol!
You can see I tried out all kinds of paper goodies that I already had around the house, and you probably have the very same things. Even if you don't, well, they're very inexpensive to buy.
Coffee Filter Snowflakes
These are very light and delicate. I made them using basket style filters. Now that i see the photo, they remind me of those Hex signs painted on barns.
Cupcake Paper and Bon Bon Paper Snowflakes
These are SO beautiful! The cupcake/candy papers have those little ruffles that make a great snowflake. The only thing is, I planned on ironing and starching my snowflakes later. How am I going to flatten these out nicely? Maybe if I dampen the center only and place it in a book......hmmm...oh, I used the white candy papers, and the pastel cupcake papers. I don't think the pink, blue or yellow shows up very well, but it does look very nice.
Sheet Music Snowflakes
Actually, I used hymnal pages. This also makes a light and airy snowflake. The musical notes and words are very interesting. I should try to put 2 pages together, or even 3, so I can make a 3-D snowflake. I guess I'd sew it with invisible thread, or carefully glue it. All my snowflakes need a little glitter,too!
Paper Doily Snowflakes
My very favorite! I couldn't believe how intricate and delicate these looked, when all I did was make a few snips. These were made with the small doilies, like cupcake size, which I bought at a yard sale a while back. My grandson made a few of these,too.
I suggest having a tablecloth on the table to catch snips of paper, and maybe keep the dustbuster handy! I used a plastic grocery bag to catch my scraps, but they still managed to get everywhere!
You can see I really liked using the pinking shears. I wish I'd gone ahead and tried some of the other scissors I have, like the scalloped ones. Oh,well, next time, and with the grandkids.
I hope to string some up with invisible thread, and get some lightly glittered with glitter paint. Those will hang from the ceiling over the end table, in the corner, 3 or 4 on each thread.