In nature, no two snowflakes
are alike. In crafting, the same can also be true. This is mainly because it is hard to get exact replicas of anything you craft. If you ask me, this is one of the great things about crafting. With that in mind, read through the snowflake crafts here, check out the pictures and directions, and then craft your own version of each one. I hope you also take some time to create your own unique snowflake crafts and submit them
to be published here.
Let everyone in the family make their own edible snowflakes by folding tortillas and cutting them like you would a paper snowflake. You can then fry them, or even bake them, and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
All you need to make these beautiful snowflakes is a baggie, a piece of paper, some dimensional paint, and some glitter. You can make sparkling snowflakes to hang in all of your windows.
Dig through your cupboards and pull out any noodles you may have. Spread a piece of wax paper on your work surface, grab some glue, and start assembling noodles into snowflakes. You can use a variety of sizes and shapes to make your snowflakes. Don't worry about being too generous with the glue because your finished snowflakes, glue and all, will peel right off the wax paper.
If you have any old puzzles in your game closet, consider taking them out and using the pieces to make snowflakes. Start off by painting some pieces white and they experiment with different lay-outs to come up with unique snowflake designs.
Discover how easy it is to make a brooch you will enjoy wearing in the winter or you could give it to someone as a gift. Download this pattern and you can learn how to string beads onto more than a dozen safety pins to create a snowflake design.
This craft project, submitted by a visitor named Tiffany, will have you saving your toilet paper and paper towel rolls. She explains how you can cut the cardboard rolls into strips and then turn those strips into a fun snowflake.
The About.com Guide to Quilting, Janet Wickell, shared these directions and tips for cutting snowflakes out of fabric. You can use the same techniques for cutting paper snowflakes.
If you are looking for a truly unique snowflake project, learn how to make a tree using paper snowflakes. You can find these directions posted on Lesliey's About.com Miniatures site.
Start drinking soda, or any other beverage that comes bundled together, and save those 6-pack rings to make an oversized snowflake. Christi, from Living Green in a Colorful World
, has a wonderful step-by-step tutorial that teaches you how to fashion 20 six-pack rings into a snowflake like the one you see here.
Discover how easy it is to use eight clothespins to create this stunning snowflake. Stephanie teaches you how on her blog called Under the Table and Dreaming
Stop by Michele Pacey's blog, called Michele Made Me
, and learn how you can recycle junk mail by turning it into fancy snowflakes. Make sure you also visit her wall blizzard, jar lanterns, and gift toppers made out of snowflakes.
Heather Mann/Dollar Store Crafts
When I first saw these snowflakes, I couldn't believe they were made out of twigs and I love the extra details the buttons add. Visit Heather over at Dollar Store Crafts
and learn how they are made. You probably have everything you need to make them in your home and your yard.