Snowflakes are a timeless Christmas theme. One of the lovely things about this motif is that is appropriate throughout the winter months. So if Christmas is not your thing, snowflakes are a fun decorating theme. Good for those of us who are a little slow at putting our holiday decorations away. Not that I would know anything about that…. But I’ve heard it’s a challenge for some….
There are lots of ways to incorporate snowflakes in your holiday season – cut paper, origami, glitter, icing, crochet, beading and more. So whatever your craft of choice, there is probably a snowflake project that is perfect for you! Here are 10 projects using different techniques and at various skill levels. Let it snow!
Give your paper snowflakes added dimension. Craft Cue shows you how to make 3D Paper Snowflakes! Make these 6-pointed snowflakes with materials you probably already have at home. Craft Cue outlines 7 steps to completing these decorations for your holiday home!
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Can’t go wrong with shiny! Follow along with By Stephanie Lynn to make Hot Glue Glittered Snowflake Ornaments. Use public domain clip art to find tons of designs (no two snowflakes are alike, you know!) and follow the easy instructions. The hardest part is waiting for it to dry!
Are you baking for a party? Decorate a cake, cupcakes or cookies with Royal Icing Snowflakes! Follow along with My Cake School to make fun, edible snowflakes. There is even edible spray luster and edible glitter to make them sparkle. Once again, the hardest step is waiting for them to dry!
Do you like to stitch lots of detail? Needle N Thread has a Free Snowflake Embroidery Pattern for you to download. There are two versions – one with more detail and one with less – so you can choose the design you are more comfortable with. Maybe after stitching the easy one, you’ll then be ready to embroider a fancy snowflake!
Paper snowflakes on steroids! The process to make these Giant Paper Snowflakes from Oh Happy Day is the same one you learned in school. Except you start with butcher paper. The humongous size allows you to cut very intricate designs if that’s your inclination.
Glittery Snowflake Window Clings are so much fun! The patterns are easy with the downloadable template that One Little Project At a Time provides. And the color possibilities are so many! Follow the instructions to trace the snowflake patterns, then paint with puffy paint and embellish with glitter.
These are classic Fold and Cut Snowflakes from Origami Way. There are free patterns and instructions so you can fold and cut these paper designs. Once you have the hang of it, you can design your own snowflakes!
Let’s not forget the crochet crowd! The Whoot provides free patterns for these Crochet Snowflakes. So make a throw, table runner or ornaments. There are lots of snowflakey crochet possibilities here! And they won’t melt away like the icy flakes do.
These Beaded Snowflake Ornaments are easier than you might think! Follow the illustrated instructions from Panda Hall Learning Center to make sparkly snowflakes using glass pearls, seed beads and beading wire. Then hang them from your tree, hang them in a window or use them to adorn packages!
Make intricate-looking Paper Quilled Snowflakes with this instructional video from YoYoMax12. Paper quilling is easy once you get the hang of it, and there are so many design possibilities! Start simple, then work your way up to the fancy stuff.
See all of our winter projects and inspiration on Create Whimsy.