….on the 4th day of Christmas my blog friend gave to me….
This snowflake ends up pretty big. So I think it would be fun to hang these in your window.
I started with 6 pieces of double sided 6″ by 6″ scrapbook paper
(I also did smaller 2 1/2 inch square version, that I photographed).
Fold each of the 6 pieces of paper in half, diagonally.
Cut *several lines on each side of the triangle from the folded edge, parallel to the outside edge. See arrows above (do these cuts on both sides). They come close to the middle but not quite; leave a small space between them in the very center of the folded piece. (*the larger square of paper the more cuts you can make, for the small I did 3 larger size 5)
Optional: I cut a small triangle out of center so that it wasn’t so solid in the middle.
Unfold your paper. Now, take the two inside cut pieces together to form a tube. put a little glue on the corner and paperclip two sides together to form a roll. You should see open triangle shapes on each side of the roll.
Turn it over and roll the next two cut lines in, gluing and securing with paperclip like before. After each roll is secured, turn the paper over and make another roll on the other side, until all the cut pieces have been joined. (side view below just FYI)
Repeat the rolling till all 6 pieces look like this (below). When glue is dry, remove paper clips.
When all 6 pieces are done you lay them out like below.
Take 3 of the completed rolled diamond pieces, and join them together at the center tip, glue and paper clip till dry.
Glue where the two outer loops come together ( where I pointed out above). Repeat with other three. When dry, glue the two center joining points together, and the side rolls together. And you are done.
I also think that a single section of the snowflake looks cool enough to be an ornament just on its own.
Cassity Kmetzsch started Remodelaholic after graduating from Utah State University with a degree in Interior Design. Remodelaholic is the place to share her love for knocking out walls, and building everything back up again to not only add function but beauty to her home. Together with her husband Justin, they have remodeled 6 homes and are working on a seventh. She is a mother of four amazing girls. Making a house a home is her favorite hobby.