- White paper
- Regular or Detail Scissors (detail scissors work best for this type of craft)
- Icicle twinkle lights We suggest yellow tinted bulbs but use whatever color bulb and wire you like. (Remote control battery style)
- Staple gun (We used this to hang the twinkle lights and chain.)
- Tape (to hang the snowflakes )
- Small Stapler for paper chain. This is the exact one I used. It needs to be smaller to fit inside the loops. You could also tape them.
- Thin white string
Dismantling Your Wonderland
This is how I saved the snowflakes until next year. The chain was just tossed. We’ll make a new one next time!
Free Snowflake Patterns
You can use these or make your own as they are super easy. These patterns make smaller snowflakes due too the border allowance on printers. If you make your own you can use the full sheet for larger snowflakes.
For this project you will make two things. A white paper chain… yep. Just like in grade school! And paper snowflakes… also from grade school.
To make the chain cut white paper into strips. I cut a normal piece into 7 strips. I didnt even measure, just roughly guessed.
Start stapling your chain, making loops. You can make it as long as you want! Do it while watching TV and it goes faster. You could also tape these together but stapling goes much faster.
Next is the snowflakes! You will notice that I did not use the printed patterns you can download. I just grabbed paper, folded and cut in a variety of ways.
Fold as shown.
Iron on a towel if desired to make them flatter. Press quickly.
Time to hang! We used a manual stapler to attach the lights to the ceiling. BE CAREFUL not to staple into the wire!
Next we hung the paper chain, also using the stapler.
Last we hung the snowflakes using tape. Some we stuck directly to the ceiling and others we hung on string.
For me these snowflakes reminded me of my childhood, when I was little my mother before imposing the tree made these snowflakes out of paper, besides now I wrote an essay here https://sunnypapers.com/paper-samples/empathy/ on the topic Emphaty, it reminded me specifically of these snowflakes, for me this was the happiest moment. From now on when I read this writing I will remember this post and my essay I did for college.
Thanks for sharing this wonderful idea. It really helps me a lot. i would love to try this in christmas keep posting such amazing ideas
your Snowflake Patterns Idea is awesome. I am in love with your pictures. Can I share these pictures on my social accounts? I will give you the credit
You are always welcome to share a photo or two from any post as long as there is a link to the full tutorial on my site. The photos with the titles on them are my preference but share whichever one you like with the link. (I just don’t want tutorials copied with all the photos.)
Thank you for asking.
Have a wonderful holiday season!