1.18.2012

Sparkly Snowflake Garland

We are in the middle of winter and we finally got our first snow storm so I made a fun little Sparkle Snowflake Garland to celebrate! I did a tutorial so you can make one too! I think this would be fun for a winter party of any kind!
 
 
The first thing you need to do is pick a size for each leg of your snowflake – the bigger the size the bigger the snowflake! I made mine with 4” legs so I cut out a bunch of 4” squares – but you can make them any size!


You will need 5 squares per snowflake – once you get all your squares cut you will need to start cutting the inside to prepare your snowflakes – This is where it gets a little bit tricky – You want your cuts to end up looking like this:



Pretend or you could even draw a line right down the middle from one corner to the one across from it. Then cut away from each of these corners – meeting at the other side.



You want to make sure you don’t cut a square out of the middle so make sure you don’t cut
all the way through on two of the corners – like so:



(Hopefully that makes sense!)  Now that you are cut right let’s start assembling!
When you put them together you can use glue or tape but I found the best thing for the smaller cardstock snowflakes were Glue dots/spots – they are super sticky and work like a charm!



Then you simply start in then middle and fold that layer over and secure it.
Then you take the next layer and fold it the opposite way of the first.
And the next layer the same as the first – so it is every other, every other!



When you are done making all five of your legs then take the ends of two of them and stick them together – then the next and the next and the next until you have all five secured together…



… and you’ll have a SNOWFLAKE!!!



Now the snowflake is cute in and of itself but everything is cuter with glitter!!! So you can either use glitter paper or spray adhesive and some glitter or the stuff that I used – just a glitter spray.

Sparkly Snowflake Garland 1 (14) copy

I simply took each one outside (more like stood in the doorway) and sprayed them down.
I la la la love the Glitter!

 
Then I poked a hole in the top of each one (I made six) and stung them from
some cute aqua blue/polka dot ribbon!
 
 
And that was it! I love the way it turned out – so cute!!
 
Sparkly Snowflake Garland 1 (18) copy
Sparkly Snowflake Garland 1 (23) copy

What a fun Garland right!! I did hang this up in my kitchen but I couldn’t get a good picture of it there – Just in case you are wondering since I have been working on my Valentine’s Shelf! Are you guys working on anything winterish or did you skip straight ahead to Valentine's??

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P.S. Today I am over at The Talented Terrace Girls Sharing a fun tutorial on etching glass
I’d love if you would come over and visit me!

I am linked to these Awesome Parties!! And you should too!

3 comments:

Kara said...

These were totally on my list to make this year! But then I got so far behind that I decided to skip straight to Valentine's Day. ;)
Love how you added the glitter!

Andrea @ Bubblewrapp'd said...

SO pretty!!!!

Julie @White Lights on Wednesday said...

These snowflakes are really cute and look super easy. I can see making them in red, white, and blue for the 4th of July too. Thanks for sharing.

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