I realize that it has been a while since I last posted. Schoolwork has left me with almost no time to craft and bake, much less post about it, so I’ve decided to post when I can, but it will be far from regular. Hopefully, I will be able to do some Christmas posts in the next few days!
Okay, so for today, I made some cool snowflakes. There is a good tutorial on The Other Side of Neutral, but I wanted to try my own.
- Paper: You can use any size.
- Paper Cutter: Scissors work fine, but using a paper cutter makes sure they are straight and is much faster.
- Glue: You can use a glue stick or bottle.
- Cut 12 strips of paper. I made mine 1/2 an inch thick.
- Take 4 of the strips and fold each of them in half.
- Glue two of the four together to make an ‘x’. Make sure they are perpendicular to each other. Mine don’t look like they are in the picture. Glue the other two the same way.
- Set one ‘x’ aside, then flip the other one over. *Make sure you flip it over! It really does matter.*
- Take two more strips of paper and glue them like this.
- Do the same to the one you set aside.
- Flip it over again, and turn it so that the three strips are vertical.
- Glue your next two strips down. I put two blue glue dots to show where to stick the paper.
- Do the same thing to the other one.
- Next, switch strips that I’ve highlighted in blue and pink so that the blue is on the bottom and the pink is on top. Do that to all four corners so it has a ‘weaved’ look.
- Again, do it to the other one.
- Take the same strips from the steps above and glue the ends together like this.
- Do that to all the corners on both pieces.
Now you have two pieces that look like this:
14. Flip one of the pieces over and place it on top of the other, so that each of the corners line up with one of the strips.
15. Thread the strips through the middle of the point.
15. Glue the ends of each of the strips to the points of the snowflake, like this.
I hope you like it; if you have any questions, leave them in the comments!