I'm sure all of you are Christmas-savvy fancy pants and this is just a total bore to you, but I've fallen in love with snow-flake making!
It wasn't something we did growing up so I've been living in complete ignorace to the fun and giddiness that accompanies the making of these lovely little things! But thankfully my dear friend Elisabeth came and showed me what I've been missing out on all these years.
So. for those of you, like me, who have been living in the dark, without paper snowflakes hanging in your windows, this is for you:)
To make : Take your piece of paper, fold one corner to the side and cut off the extra on the bottom. fold corner-to-corner. Fold on edge into the middle, do the same with the opposite side, and trim the the ends off. Now go to town cutting whatever shape your heart desires! They tend to come out all "foldy" so I go over mind with an iron set to low no-steam. The one in the last photo is a sort of "traditional" snowflake shape and comes out looking like the one in the first picture at the top!
Personally, I like to go a little unconventional. I love how they look done with craft paper and do more geometrical patterns. Here are some of my favorites...
I imagine my snowflakes probably drifted down in the 1940s and landed somewhere close by to a a Frank Lloyd Wright house:) Is it strange they I create stories for how my snowflakes came to be? probably, but I'm okay with that!