Thursday, December 11, 2014

Beautiful 3D Snowflakes

Our internet went out two days ago, so I apologize I haven't been able to post. I did however realize how much I could get done in two days without it, so I will have lots to share over the next couple of days.

I loved making these 3D snowflake! It's slightly tedious, but they turn out so cool. I saw them on Pinterest and you can find the original site here. Now if you speak french (I believe) you can follow along on the site, I do not speak french so I followed the pictures. Mine don't look exactly like the ones on the site, but are still pretty cool if I do say so myself.

You will need:
Paper cut into 1/2 inch strips
Clear tape
Glue (Optional)

I already had a huge book of scrap book paper and since I no longer scrap book I figured I would put it to good use. S had this amazing paper cutter which made the whole thing ten times easier. 

I cut my paper into half inch strips. The first one I made (first picture) I used the whole length of the paper which makes a fairly big snowflake. I wanted the others to be a bit smaller and have the pattern on both sides so I folded my strips in half and glued. Obviously having two sided paper would be easier and eliminate a step so that is an option as well.

Once the strips were dry I started the construction of my snowflake. Make a T with two strips, I tried to get them as even as possible and used clear tape strips to connect everything.

Next you'll start your first basket weave. This one is pretty easy since you just have to lay the strips on top of the T. I really didn't leave much of a gap in between the strips and this seemed to make the construction a bit tighter.

Interweave two more strips on the other section of the T. You should have three strips on each side and end up with a basket weave pattern. I pre-cut all my clear tape into strips so they were right at hand when I needed them. This was a lot easier to work with rather than when I tried to glue them. 

At each corner connect the strips to the one next to it. I matched up the the ends of the strips to the long side so it makes a point and looks like a petal. 

Do each corner, making sure to fold them all the same direction. 

You will need two of those, so repeat the same process.

Place the two on top of each other lining up your petals and straight strips. Pull the opposite strip through the petal and tape.

The final product should look like this. I'm really excited to make more and see if I can make enough for a fun snowflake garland.

As always let me know your thoughts, share photos of your own or even if you have questions comment away!

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  1. This is amazing snow flake DIY, share this on Fabulous Friday Party

    1. Thank you I'm glad you enjoyed it! I will be sure to share it.

  2. I'm totally in love with this! Pinned and tweeted. We appreciate you being a part of our party, and I hope to see you on tonight at 7 pm. We love partying with you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

    1. Thank you Kimberly! They are so much fun to make. I LOVE your link parties!

  3. Thanks for this cute snowflake DIY at my last party! Stop by my New Year Party tomorrow at Fabulous Friday Party!