Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Hanging Snowflakes

You may have seen that we have been making alot of our own Christmas decorations this year including a toilet roll Christmas tree. Today I am going to show you how to make hanging snowflakes, perfect for adding a touch of Christmas to your windows.

You will need :

* plain white paper
* coloured wool
* pen
* scissors
* sewing needle


1. Take one corner of your paper and fold it over until it reaches the other side of the paper as shown below :


2. Cut along the verticle line you have created and you will be left with what looks like a triangle. Then take your pen and draw whatver shapes you like around the triangle.


3. Open out your triangle to reveal your snowflake. Repeat these steps to create as many snowflakes as you would like, for the purpose of this post I have made three snowflakes.


4. You will now need the wool you have picked out, I suggest the length you need is 1 and a half times the length of the snowflakes when all put together in a row. Tie a not at one end of the wool and then using a large sewing needle, thread the wool through one corner of the first snowflake.


5. Continue to thread the wool through the bottom and top of each subsequent snowflake, making sure to double sew on each corner so that the snowflake won't slip down the wool. You can then tie a loop at the top of the final snowflake for hanging.


6. Hang your snowflakes up and show them off.


To make your hanging snowflakes really stick out you can use different coloured papers or even create your own designs on them.

xxxx

8 comments:

  1. Lovely idea and great instructions. Friends of ours made us some snowflakes as they give them out instead of cards, and the girls love them! #ThriftyThursday

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    1. that's a lovely idea!!! so much more meaningful x

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  2. What a cool idea. I bet the girls loved doing that! x

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  3. What fun decorations and very thrifty too. Thank you for joining in with this weeks #ThriftyThursday :-)

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