Day 22 of the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
The goal for these 24 days is to give you ideas for hand-crafted Christmas decorations for your tree and home. Come back each day to try the next craft. 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!
At this point in my 24 Days of Christmas Crafting, we have not had any snow here in Michigan. I decided I wanted some more snowflakes. 🙂
So many people liked the craft foam snowflakes that I thought I’d try to make smaller versions of them from card stock. They are just as adorable as the ones made from craft foam! I will warn you up-front that the assembly is a little more finicky with card stock than the craft foam only because paper doesn’t move the same way as craft foam. I still managed to assemble all that I printed without tearing any of them so it is only a little more finicky. 🙂
Materials and Supplies
- White card stock
- Pattern from my Resource Library
- Optional: String (for hanging individually or all together as a garland)
The pattern for for these is the same as for the craft foam snowflakes except they are are smaller and the slots for assembling the snowflakes has been adapted for the single layer of card stock.
Cutting the Snowflakes
As with all my paper-cutting posts, you can cut these by hand by printing the PDF from my Resource Library or you can upload the .SVG to your craft machine and have the machine cut them for you.
Final Cut By Hand
Like the craft foam snowflakes, there is a final cut in the piece that has the plus sign (+) cutout in the center. With a pair of scissors, make a straight cut from one point of the plus sign to the closest outside edge of the snowflake.
For each snowflake, there are two identical pieces that have the single slot in them and a third piece that has the plus sign in the middle.
The first step is to use the two pieces that are identical to each other – the ones with the slot in them. Hold those snowflake pieces so that the slots face each other and the planes of the card stock are at 90 degrees to each other. Insert the slots into each other.
The third snowflake piece is the one in which you made the manual cut. This cut allows you to open up that third piece and wrap it around the middle of the other two pieces. Again, doing this with card stock is a little more challenging than with foam but it does work. Below is the video of doing this with the craft foam.
Time to Decorate!
After you have them all assembled, you can use them as-is, add a string for hanging, or string them all together to form a garland. I chose to make a garland of them and drape them on greenery.
Come back each day for a new project in the 24 Days of Christmas Crafting!