How to Make Swirly Paper Snowflakes

How to Make Swirly Paper Snowflakes

A few days ago I shared my Christmas decor for this year. (Yahoo!) I expect this is the last you will hear from me for the next week, as I will be fully enjoying holiday festivities, family, friends, and checking-out of the world! (Another Yahoo!)

But first! I said I’d share how I made my swirly snowflakes that are hanging in my windows.

I decided to make swirly snowflakes this year instead of the traditional cut-out snowflakes for a change of pace – and I love them! Plus, they are super easy to make, and there’s no million little pieces to pick up.

To make one snowflake you will need:

– 6 pieces of printer paper
– Scissors
– Scotch tape

How to Make Swirly Paper Snowflakes

How to make a swirly paper snowflake:

1. Fold the paper corner to corner and cut off the excess to make a square piece of paper.

2. With the paper still folded, about 1″ from the edge, cut a straight line (starting at the folded side) and stop 1″ from the center of the triangle. Repeat until you have 6-8 cuts (an even number). I like to cut a full triangle at the very end.

3. Unfold your square. Starting in the middle, bring together the first two newly-cut corners and tape.

4. Repeat, going every other set of corners. Then turn the square over and repeat.

5. Now you will have 1 section of the snowflake.

How to Make Swirly Paper Snowflakes

5. Make 5 more sections, and then tape them together at the center and on the sides.

6. Voila!

P.S. Like my new rug?

How to Make Swirly Paper Snowflakes

Last step? Tape up anywhere and enjoy!

I wish you all a Merry Christmas and I will see you all sometime next year!

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