6 Ways with Snowflakes… 3D Snowflakes

Ok, so Christmas is done with, and now it’s time to be thinking of the New Year! Down with the Christmas decorations and up with the New Year’s ones. These 3D  Snowflakes are perfect for party decorations and cost relatively nothing and they definitely have a ‘wow’ factor. They can be tricky the first time, but once you’ve got the hang of it you’ll fly through them. They make a great change from the traditional flat paper snowflakes.


All you’ll need is:

  • Paper (white or colored)
  • Scissors
  • Double sided tape
  • String

To make you’re snowflakes:

  1. Take an a4 sheet of paper and fold it diagonally. Trim the excess in order to make your sheet into a folded triangle (or unfolded square)
  2. Fold your triangle again
  3. With pencil mark three evenly spaced lines parallel to your longest side.
  4. *Be careful with this step, and refer to photos below* Cut along your lines, starting from the side of your triangle with two folded edges. Don’t cut all the way along, stop about 1cm from the end of your line.
  5. Unfold your triangle. Starting with the centre cuts, pick up each and stick one on top of the other
  6. Turn your snowflake over. Taking the cuts next to the centre ones, stick on top of each other.
  7. Turn your snowflake over and keep repeating this until all your cuts have been stuck and you are left with a section of your 3D snowflake.
  8. Repeat this 5 more times, then assemble your snowflake by gathering the centres and sticking the side together, as shown in the photos.
  9. Using a hole punch, punch a hole one of the tips and thread your string though and hang your snowflake

I love these snowflakes so much. We used to make them when I was in school and with the weather we’ve been having lately, I think it’s pretty apt.

Note: Sorry for the sucky yellow-ish photos. Winter is playing havoc with  my pictures. Bring on the long, bright days of Summer again


2 Responses to “6 Ways with Snowflakes… 3D Snowflakes”

  1. 1 Marie January 7, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    They are beautiful !
    Now that Christmas is gone, I need to find another reason to make them !

    • 2 Emma January 9, 2011 at 4:41 pm

      They are ‘winter’ decorations. At least that’s what I always say when friends are aghast at the fact I seem to still have Christmas Decorations up :P. They are so lovely and fun to make, I think it’s a must do.

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