Christmas Papercraft 4: DIY Snowflake Garland

December 24, 2010

Another way to use paper snowflakes

It’s been a few years since I’ve taken scissors to white paper to cut out snowflakes.  I love how each snowflake is unique, just like real ones!  This year I went an extra step and sewed the paper snowflakes into garlands.  I made short garlands, each string with three or four snowflakes.  But you could easily sew them into one long garland for a Christmas tree decoration.

Sewing the snowflakes into garlands

I simply sewed each snowflake down an imaginary center line and left about two inches of thread between snowflakes.

Snowflakes sewn together with thread

I tied a bead to the bottom of each of my garlands so that they would hang down nicely.

Five snowflake garlands hanging in my kitchen window

I used the finished garland to make a snowflake “valance” in my kitchen window.

Dreaming of a white Christmas. . .

I'm not the only one thinking of a white Christmas. Here's the Starbucks sign for this holiday season.

2 Responses to “Christmas Papercraft 4: DIY Snowflake Garland”

  1. Lynne Says:

    I’ve so enjoyed following your blog, Rosemary! I appreciate and admire all the creative activities and delicious recipes you’ve shared with us – even if I don’t always find the time to attempt them myself – and look forward to more of your musings and observations as you wander through life and the world. Thanks so much, and have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy 2011!


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